If you are caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia, you are facing many tough choices. For instance, you probably want to avoid moving them into a traditional nursing home as long as possible. For a person who is still functioning at a high level, the thought of sending them to live in a nursing home seems unreasonable and severe. Glenvale Villas in Toowoomba can offer another option to support your loved one with dignity.
Glenvale Villas is a private, assisted living, aged care community. This means that residents can select the level of care that is appropriate for them. For those needing less assistance, this is a valuable saving, as they don’t have to pay for the care they don’t use. The adjustable level of nursing care also allows couples who have different needs to stay together, rather than being separated in a nursing home. Residents purchase their own home, which is three times the size of the space offered in a traditional nursing home. This is a true home that includes a laundry and kitchen facilities. They can choose to make their own meals, eat in the community restaurant, or have meals delivered.
Providing care options in a home environment is a compassionate choice for a person who is dealing with dementia. Moving becomes more difficult as dementia progresses – so doing it early is critical. Changes in environment can cause a worsening of dementia symptoms, such as confusion and sleeping problems. As dementia worsens, the more traumatic and difficult a move is to recover from. To make matters worse, families often wait to make choices about their loved ones’ care until there is a health crisis, making the experience challenging for everyone.
Research shows that ageing people have complex feelings about where they will live, but that one of their key issues is having some input on what happens to them. By making a reasoned choice together to move into a home that will support them as their care needs change, you can respect their desire to have some say in their lives. At the same time, you will have peace of mind that they will receive the care they need.
For more information about the support options we offer at Glenvale Villas, please contact us. We are here to join you in caring for your loved one.