New Year, New Care: Accepting It May Be Time to Move a Loved One Into Memory Care

The New Year is here, and it's the perfect time to reflect on what the past year had in store for you and your loved ones. If you've served as a caregiver for a loved one with memory loss, you may be torn with the previous year's experience. You may be feeling grateful that you've been able to help your loved one throughout their journey with memory loss, but you may also be burnt out and stressed from the ever-increasing demands of their dementia. If your New Year's resolution is to take better care of yourself, or to find new ways to help your loved one because you are no longer able, moving your loved one into a Memory Care community may be your best bet. “Caregivers of loved ones with memory loss often become the very last person they care for, and can often become so involved in care that they either forget to care for themselves or become blind to the fact they may not be able to provide the care that their loved one needs any longer,” says Cristal Baer, Community Relations Director at YourLife™ of Tallahassee, a Memory Care Assisted Living community in Tallahassee, Florida. “This can be a hard reality to accept, however, it is often best for both the caregiver and their loved one with dementia.”

3 Signs It’s Time to Move a Loved One Into Memory Care

Although it can be hard to accept, Memory Care might be the best option for your loved one if:

  • You are becoming overtired and burnt out. While this may not seem like a big deal, not being 100% yourself can cause your loved one more harm than good. Those with dementia can tend to pick up on your emotions and it can further agitate them and make caregiving more difficult.
  • They are becoming depressed. Is your loved one often bored or lethargic? It may be because they are depressed. Planning activities and ensuring proper socialization can be difficult, especially with needs that change rapidly and difficulty taking them in public. At Memory Care communities, those with dementia can experience full social calendars, activities tailored to their needs and so much more.
  • Their needs are becoming too much to care for. At a Memory Care community, those with dementia can receive dedicated care from trained professionals, allowing you to take a backseat, focus on their needs and ensure their needs are finally being met as they need to be, all while removing the burnout and stress.

If you are wondering if it’s time for your loved one to make the move to a Memory Care community, contact our team today. We could be happy to help you make the decision and show you why there’s no better time than the beginning of the new year! For more information about Memory Care, please contact a member of YourLife™ of Tallahassee. Schedule a tour of give us a call today at 850-250-5671.

Inspired ● Engaged ● Fulfilled

If someone you love is living with memory loss, you want the very best for them. You’ll find it at YourLife™ of Tallahassee. Because Memory Care is all that we do, we have the unique ability to focus all our energy, attention and resources into creating an environment that caters to each resident’s needs, preferences and abilities while providing unequaled peace of mind and support for families. We see each resident as an individual because we understand that each resident has their own story. Using this idea, we develop personally inspired care plans that value and support each person’s independence while creating beautiful days. No matter how much care they need, our team of attentive, caring YourLife™ Personal Care Specialists can provide assistance with all activities of daily living while providing reminders, guidance, support and cues. Even better, residents and their families experience true peace of mind knowing that expert care is on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our personal touch doesn’t stop at our care. In fact, it’s only just the beginning. We create days that leave residents feeling Inspired. Engaged. Fulfilled through our signature programming, YourStory. With individual experiences centered around each resident, engaging outings, services and amenities, activities, dining and more, we create opportunities to learn and pursue new endeavors. At YourLife™ of Tallahassee, everything was designed for you, but it is defined by you, creating a lifestyle that makes every day a joy. Contact us to learn more! Call us at ​850-250-5671 for more information or to schedule a personal visit today.