As families navigate the challenging journey of caring for a loved one with dementia, the decision to choose the right care setting is crucial. A long-term dementia and memory care facility, such as Livewell, can provide specialised support and a structured environment tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals with dementia. Dementia care facilities are more than just places of residence; we are dynamic environments specifically designed to enhance the quality of life for our residents with dementia.

Contrary to the misconception dementia care facilities are solely for end-of-life care, we provide a supportive and engaging atmosphere that prioritises the unique needs of our residents. Through specialised programs, cognitive stimulation activities, and trained staff, we offer opportunities for social interaction, mental engagement, and emotional well-being. Our structured routines and secure settings not only ensure the safety of residents but also provide a sense of familiarity and routine that can be comforting for individuals with dementia. We are dedicated to fostering a purposeful and fulfilling life for our residents, emphasising dignity, respect, and personalised care beyond mere custodial assistance. Ultimately, by addressing the complexities of dementia with compassion and expertise, we can significantly contribute to improving the overall quality of life for those entrusted to our care.

Here are five reasons why families should consider long-term care for those with dementia

Expertise in Dementia Care
Long-term dementia care facilities are staffed with professionals trained in dementia and memory care. These caregivers possess the expertise to understand the complexities of the condition, ensuring that residents receive specialised attention and support throughout the various stages of dementia.

Safe and Secure Environment
Dementia care facilities are designed with safety in mind. Secure premises, advanced monitoring systems, and trained staff help create a safe and controlled environment. This minimises the risk of wandering, a common concern for individuals with dementia and other memory care requirements. This level of safety provides families with peace of mind.

Tailored Activities for Cognitive Stimulation
Specialised memory care facilities offer a range of cognitively engaging activities specifically designed for individuals with dementia. From memory-enhancing games to sensory activities, residents benefit from a structured program that helps maintain cognitive function and overall well-being. At Livewell, our therapeutic programs ensure a memory-care focused lifestyle by actively engaging with the individual needs of our residents and addressing their unique requirements. Livewell Estates offers social, cognitive and physical stimulation through a series of rewarding activities that can be enjoyed by residents as well as day visitors.

24/7 Support and Monitoring
One of the key advantages of long-term dementia care facilities is the round-the-clock support provided by trained professionals. Whether it’s assistance with daily activities, medication management, or responding to unexpected challenges, residents receive continuous care and attention. At Livewell, we offer 24/7 security and ensure our residents are always closely monitored whilst giving them a sense of freedom and independence.

Relief for Caregivers
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be emotionally and physically demanding. Long-term dementia and memory care facilities offer a respite for family caregivers, allowing them to take a step back while ensuring their loved one receives the specialized care they need. This can lead to improved quality of life for both the individual with dementia and their family.

Are you considering a long-term dementia care facility?

When considering a long-term dementia care facility, families gain access to expert dementia care, a secure environment, tailored cognitive activities, 24/7 support, and relief for caregivers. At Livewell, we prioritise the unique needs of our residents with dementia and other memory-related issues, providing a supportive and enriching environment. The decision to transition a loved one to a long-term dementia care facility is a significant one, driven by the desire to provide the best possible care and support. By choosing a facility with a focus on long-term dementia care, such as Livewell Estates, families can find peace of mind, knowing their loved one is in a safe, specialised, and nurturing environment.

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