FAQ: Answering Common Questions About Memory Care | Avalon Memory Care

FAQ: Answering Common Questions About Memory Care

At Avalon Memory Care, we understand that considering a memory care community for a loved one is a significant decision. It makes sense to have questions and concerns. We are here to provide you with all of the the information you need to make informed decisions. Here are some of the most common questions we hear:

1. What is Memory Care?

Memory care is a specialized form of senior living designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other types of memory loss. Our communities provide a safe, supportive environment with 24-hour care, personalized assistance with daily activities, and programs designed to engage residents and enhance their quality of life.

2. How Do I Know if My Loved One Needs Memory Care?

It may take careful consideration to know when the time is right to pursue memory care – but we are here to help. Some signs that memory care might be helpful for your loved one include:

  • Difficulty with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, or eating
  • Increased confusion or forgetfulness
  • Getting lost in familiar places
  • Personality changes or mood swings

If you’re noticing these changes, talk to your loved one’s doctor for a professional assessment and recommendation. 

4. What Types of Activities are Offered in Memory Care?

Our activities are carefully designed to boost cognitive function, encourage social opportunities, and of course, to have fun. This includes:

  • Art projects and music gatherings
  • Nostalgic games, puzzles, and Bingo
  • Pet therapy 
  • Gentle movement and exercise classes
  • Social gatherings 

5. How Do You Ensure the Safety of Residents?

Safety is our top priority. Our communities feature secured environments (both indoor and outdoor), 24-hour staffing, and customized emergency systems. Our team also receives specialized training opportunities on dementia care and safety protocols.

6. Can I Visit My Loved One in Memory Care?

Absolutely! We encourage family visits and provide comfortable spaces for you to spend quality time with your loved one. We welcome family participation in activities and events too!

7. How Do I Choose the Right Memory Care Community?

Choosing the right community can involve many different factors. Here are some things to consider:

  • Level of Care: Does the community offer the specific care your loved one needs?
  • Atmosphere: Is it warm, inviting, and safe?
  • Activities: Do they offer engaging and meaningful activities?
  • Staff: Are the caregivers compassionate, experienced, and trained?
  • Location: Is it convenient for you and your family to visit?

We invite you to visit Avalon Memory Care and see the difference firsthand. Our team is happy to answer all your questions and guide you through this process.

3. What Makes Avalon Memory Care Different?

Avalon Memory Care is more than just a place to live. Our boutique-style homes are intentionally small, fostering a feeling of home among our residents. We place a sole focus on memory care allowing us to increase the quality of care for residents. We provide engaging activities and programs designed to promote purpose, dignity, and joy for our residents. 

The decision to explore memory care is an important one. We understand the emotions involved and are committed to providing support and guidance every step of the way. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our personalized care plans and schedule a tour.

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“Since my mother has lived at Avalon, I have had peace of mind for the first time since Alzheimer’s began to exact its terrible price from my mother’s life. Thank you for your part in making our lives better.”
Daughter | Ft. Worth, TX
“I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the care and love afforded to my mom over the last two weeks. Your success in finding such quality people has my gratitude and respect.”
Daughter | Dallas, TX
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Son | Plano, TX
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Wife | Dallas, TX
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Daughter | Allen, TX
“Making the decision to place my mother in residential memory care was the hardest thing I think I have ever done. But living at Avalon has been the best thing for her at this stage of her life.”
Daughter | Allen, TX
“My grandmother has lived at Avalon Memory Care for 6 months now. I cannot speak highly enough about the warmth, dedication, and caring compassion of the staff. They always make us feel welcome and go out of their way to work with us to accommodate grandma’s needs.”
Grandson | Arlington, TX
“My grandmother spent her final days at Avalon and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to care for her. The caregivers are attentive and kind, and many of them have been with Avalon for years. If you are looking for a place to love on you and your family in a season that is inevitably difficult, Avalon is a wonderful choice.”
Granddaughter | Arlington, TX
“We are delighted with the facility of Avalon Memory Care. We just placed Grandma in an apartment with them and couldn’t be happier. It is clean and well-lit, and everyone greets us, down to the folks who clean up.”
Granddaughter | Arlington, TX

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