Individuals working with memory loss must have compassion, understanding and creativity. Our staff is carefully selected and trained to understand and manage the unique challenges associated with dementia. Many of the same caregivers are with a resident throughout the day, helping with all their needs.
Alzheimer’s and dementia care experts work with Loving Adult Family Home to provide training, ongoing support and creative problem solving to all memory care staff.
- Alzheimer’s and related Dementias certified
- Mental Health
- Vital Sign Monitoring
- Medication Administration
- Medical Supervision
- Bathing Assistance
- Behavioral support
- Stroke patients
- Parkinson patients
- Respite and Hospice care
- Developmentally disabled
- Diabetic management and injections
- Incontinence Care Management
- Special diet requirements
- Congestion Heart Failure
- Enteral feeding
- Ostomy care
- Colostomy care
- Foley care
- 24-Hour Personalized Care
- Nurse Delegated wounds care and dressing changes
- Blood draw and regular UTI testing available on-site
- Special dietary needs and preferences accommodated
- Medication Management
Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnutrition occur in 15 to 50 percent of the elderly population.But the symptoms of malnutrition (weight loss, disorientation, lightheadedness, lethargy and loss of appetite) can easily be mistaken for illness or disease.
Offer nutritionally-dense foods. Since many seniors aren’t eating as much as they should, the food they do eat must be as nutritious as possible. Encourage whole, unprocessed foods that are high in calories and nutrients for their size. Some examples include: healthy fats (nut butters, nuts, seeds and olive oil), whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat bread, oats and whole grain cereals), fresh fruits and vegetables, and protein-rich beans, legumes and meat and dairy products. This will help ensure that they are getting all the vitamins and minerals needed to maintain proper health.
Encourage healthy snacking
Many seniors don’t like to eat large meals or don’t feel hungry enough to eat three full meals a day. we encourage or plan for several mini-meals throughout the day. If this is the case, make sure each mini-meal is nutritionally-dense with plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Whole grains and fortified cereals are a good source of folate, zinc, calcium, Vitamin E and Vitamin B12, which are often lacking in a senior’s diet. Cut back on prepared meats, which are high in sodium and saturated fat.
Enhance aromas and flavors. Appealing foods may help stimulate appetite, especially in someone whose senses of taste and smell aren’t what they used to be. Seniors can intensify flavors with herbs, marinades, dressings and sauces. Switching between a variety of foods during one meal can also keep the meal interesting. Try combining textures, such as yogurt with granola, to make foods seem more appetizing.
- Fresh home cooked meals
- Daily baked goods
- Individual preferences respected
- Special diets accommodated
- Weekly group menu planning
- Snacks offered between meals
Transportation available upon request for appointments and outing.
- Hair care services
- Makeup services
- Podiatry services
- Barber services
- Behavioral & Needs Assessments
- Individualized Plan of Care
- Recreation Room with Daily Activities
- Laundry Service
- Guest Meals
- Party Facilities
- Safety and security systems including a 24-hour emergency call system.
- Professional staffing 24 hours a day.