People with memory loss problems such as Alzheimer’s require specialised memory care. Whilst there are many nursing homes, retirement villages and frail care options available for seniors, people living with memory loss disorders need specialised care.

People with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease need specialized care and treatment, which is simply not accessible at a typical retirement home to the level that they will require it. Alzheimer’s therapy necessitates specialised memory care workers as well as activities targeted to people suffering from cognitive loss. Even the physical architecture of living surroundings must be carefully planned with Alzheimer’s patients in mind so that they do not become lost, confused, or find themselves in a hazardous situation.

The issue with Alzheimer’s patients receiving home care is that their requirements begin to outstrip what their family or a home care nurse can give in terms of healthcare, medical treatment, cognitive stimulation, and safety. Nursing homes provide excellent care for the elderly as well as end-of-life care, but they are not equipped to handle memory disorders and are thus unsuitable for long-term Alzheimer’s care.

Specialised Alzheimer’s care options at Livewell

When looking for specialised Alzheimer’s care options, we encourage families and medical professionals to visit our Estates. Livewell Estates is a specialised dementia and Alzheimer facility in South Africa with qualified and trained nursing and care staff providing round the clock care to their residents. Livewell can offer specialised dementia care and provides a service tailored to you and your loved one’s needs. Livewell also allows spouses to live at their facility if their loved one is a resident. They will then be transferred to a couples suite. Taking care of your loved one may be a difficult task on your own, but you don’t have to do it on your own. There are Alzheimer’s care options out there, and it’s up to you to take the next step to get your loved ones the support structure they need.

Remember, putting your loved ones in an Alzheimer’s care facility allows them to be well looked after and cared for by highly-trained specialists. If you’re looking for Alzheimer’s care options in South Africa, Livewell offers specialist memory care in Johannesburg and Cape Town.