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Tips For Making Memory Care Home Visits Enjoyable

The director of The Cottages offers advice for families with loved ones living with memory disorders. Frisco, TX, March 13, 2017 – Making time to visit a loved one who has moved into a care home following a diagnosis of a memory disorder is important for enhancing the person’s well-being while providing personal peace of mind. While these visits can be emotionally trying at times, they may also help create treasured memories. The key to ensuring healthy, productive visits lies in understanding a few rules of the road before walking through the doors. “When a loved one is living with a memory disorder, such as Alzheimer’s disease, routine visits can be crucial for helping keep the person connected to family and friends for as long as possible,” says Trent Quinn, founder, president and CEO of The Cottages. “Regular visits can also be important for family members to give them the peace of mind that comes from knowing their loved one is being monitored and well cared for. A few tips can help make coping with the ups and downs that may accompany visits a little easier.” Whether a person is visiting a loved one for the very first time or visits will become a part of the daily or weekly routine, Quinn says it can be very helpful for family and friends to keep these points in mind: Understand the schedule – Care homes often have schedules they follow for good reasons. Scheduling can provide people living with memory disorders a sense of comfort that goes along with having a routine. Before visiting, it’s recommended that family and friends...