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Choosing the Right New York Memory Care Facility for Your Elderly Loved One

In America, 40 percent of adults ages 65 years or older will suffer from some memory impairment. While this condition may be common, the decision to send a loved one to a memory care facility is never an easy one. After all, who can care for your family better than you? The truth is that when your elderly loved one is suffering from a condition that causes them to lose memory, they will need help from a professional at a medical care facility. 

Many factors go into choosing the right New York memory care facility for your elderly loved ones. The experienced nursing home abuse lawyers of Dalli & Marino have seen firsthand the damage done when there is not proper vetting of elderly care facilities, so knowing what qualities make a memory care facility a safe place is essential.

Consider Your Loved One’s Needs and Priorities 

Prioritizing your loved one’s needs should be at the top of your list when choosing a memory care facility. Consider if they will need help with acts of daily living like eating, bathing, or dressing. Considering those needs, you should research how the staff at a particular memory care facility will assist them throughout each day and night. In regards to any additional health issues, you should also consider whether or not the facility will adequately care for all of their health concerns. 

Look Into the Amenities and Features Available at the Facility

At each New York Memory Care facility you come across, there will be various amenities and features. Consider what your loved one would enjoy the most or what they need to help determine which amenities would be most beneficial to them. The following questions will help you in deciding what amenities and features you should be looking for:

  • How many snacks and meals will be provided daily?
  • What type of accommodations are available to choose from?
  • How will meals be served?
  • Are any wellness or fitness programs available?
  • What enrichment and memory-enhancing programs are administered to residents?

From catered meals to concierge service, there are many amenities available at different facilities, but properly vetting the facilities for what they can genuinely offer your loved one is vital to providing them the best quality of life. 

Make Sure There Are Extensive Safety Features 

When memory loss is involved, danger can be around every corner for your elderly loved one. Ensuring that the memory loss facility has good safety features is vital to your family member’s well-being. It should be a significant factor in whether or not you choose a particular facility. The top safety features to look for are:

  • Emergency alert systems
  • Keypad entry
  • 24/7 supervised care
  • Alarms at all emergency exits
  • Interior courtyards

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Are on Your Side

When your loved one has memory impairment, choosing a memory care facility that meets their needs and your expectations can be challenging. However, if you choose a facility that you believe is perfect, only to find your loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of a caregiver, then it may be time to contact an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer. 

Dalli & Marino is a team of award-winning nursing home abuse lawyers. Proudly serving the people of New York since 1996, our legal team strives to provide each of our clients with high-quality and detail-oriented legal representation. Set up a free case consultation by filling out our contact form or call (888) 465-8790. 

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