Each individual is unique. There can not be a one-size-fits-all solution for seniors. So the first thing that needs to be done is to understand the needs of your loved one. We need to understand the level of care and assistance that your loved one needs to select the right option.
Your loved one may be unfit to take care of themselves and to independently carry out daily activities like cooking, taking a bath, or going to the restroom. They may be suffering from memory loss, which can make it risky for them to leave home on their own or they may not be able to do simple household chores because of this reason. For such seniors, assisted living is the best option. At Del Monte Assisted living, we customize our assisted living services, based on their needs and preferences while keeping their safety and emotional well being as our highest priority.
Your loved one may unfortunately be terminally ill or seriously ill. In those times, your loved one may need care and assistance to keep their pain and symptoms under control. At Del Monte Assisted living, we also attend to their emotional and spiritual needs. This type of care is called Hospice. Any Medicare services received by a hospice patient are covered under original Medicare including those hospice patients who have a Medicare Advantage plan.
At times, you may just be looking for a senior community for your loved one on a short term basis, say, for a week or a month. Or you may want to give your health caregiver a break. This short-term or temporary care is called Respite care. Respite provides a break for the family caregiver, which may prove beneficial to the health of the caregiver.
As per Wikipedia – “Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person’s daily functioning. Other common symptoms include emotional problems, difficulties with language, and a decrease in motivation. A person’s consciousness is usually not affected. A dementia diagnosis requires a change from a person’s usual mental functioning and a greater decline than one would expect due to aging. These diseases also have a significant effect on a person’s caregivers”. At Del Monte Assisted living, we take special care of Dementia patients and we tailor the care programs based on each individual’s needs and preferences.