There is no place like home! This famous saying holds no truer meaning than for memory care patients longing for a semblance of their past. Familiarity is a critical factor to consider when relocating your elderly loved one out of their home and into a new environment. A home-like setting is often more familiar for memory care residents who tend to adjust slower and are wary of their new environment. The warm feeling of safety and security is paramount for a smooth transition for both the resident and family members.
Residential care homes also afford the opportunity for more personalized care. Whereas large communities have a higher caregiver-to-resident ratio, sometimes even 15:1, we have a 6:1 ratio during the day. Memory care residents require greater attention due to the increased risk of falls, medication overdoses, violent outbursts, and wandering. Offering more personalized care allows our Comfort and Love Care Team to know, monitor, and care for our residents’ needs more intimately.
Often, people think of memory care solely as caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease. While it is true that many memory care residents may have Alzheimer’s, memory loss is not exclusive to the condition. In fact, other forms of dementia and cognitive decline are common among senior citizens, such as aphasia, Parkinson’s disease, alcohol-related memory loss, and trauma-related memory loss. Treatments and caregiving tactics for one patient may not necessarily work for another, and therefore it is crucial to be well-acquainted with all conditions. At Comfort and Love Senior Care Homes, our Comfort and Love Care Team has been trained and mentored by the nation’s most well-respected leaders in the field of memory loss. There is no situation we haven’t encountered, and we are confident your elderly loved one will be in good hands under our care.
As Wichita’s premier Assisted Living and Memory Care Home, Comfort and Love is a cut above for numerous noteworthy reasons. Our Comfort and Love Care Team is composed of experienced and expertly trained caregivers adept at dealing with all forms of memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our home is monitored by the CarePredict System, which has proven to significantly decrease fall rates and reduce wandering risks, amongst other benefits. We utilize a state-of-the-art air purification system from PuriFiLabs, recognized as a world leader in air purification, providing the cleanest and safest air environment available in Wichita. As mentioned above, we have the best caregiver-to-resident ratio at 6:1 during the day, allowing for more personalized care. Additionally, we provide our residents with a range of fun and engaging recreational activities of their choosing. Finally, and perhaps best, are our chef-prepared home-cooked meals, always a treat and something to look forward to each day.
Comfort and Love considers family involvement a high priority. We encourage our resident families to feel welcome to visit often as they are able. We encourage and educate our families on how to best deal with the challenges of caring for an elderly family member. This usually comes in the form of learning to understand what their family member is experiencing and how to best support them.
We encourage open communication with our care team, as well as active involvement and participation as part of our service to the Wichita community.