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Comparing a Columbus Memory Care Community with In-Home Care

Community Living May Offer a Safer, More Suitable Option for Memory Care Needs than In-Home Options

Community Living May Offer a Safer, More Suitable Option for Memory Care Needs than In-Home Options

Have you and your family members decided that it may be time to look for additional care for your loved one? There is a myriad of options for senior care available, and it is imperative that you choose the option that best fits your family and your loved one’s needs to keep them safe, happy, and cared for.

It can be challenging to decide which option will best fit your family. Memory care needs are unique and not always best served with the home health or even senior community options. While it may be your initial reaction to try to keep your loved one at home for as long as possible, that may not be the best option. Communities such as Sage Park Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Columbus, Ohio may offer a safer, more suitable memory care option that can better meet your loved one’s needs than in-home care.

Community Design

As seniors age, their big, beautiful homes may now begin to present safety concerns. Normal household conditions such as stairs, multiple flooring surfaces, bulky furniture, and slippery bathroom rugs can all pose a danger to seniors with memory challenges who may struggle with spatial awareness, balance, and other difficulties. Other everyday items like kitchen appliances, showers without handrails, and medicine cabinets could cause serious accidents.

It is possible to modify certain elements of the home to try to mitigate certain risks, but at the end of the day, dedicated memory care facilities, such as Sage Park, are designed to prevent these accidents. Seniors are given living spaces that far better suit their needs, with multiple safety features including flat flooring to prevent falls, safety pull cords in the bathrooms to call for help, accessible rooms and bathrooms, and location-based pendants that provide loved ones with peace of mind. Sage Park has even taken their promise to create a safe and engaging community a step further, creating an easily navigable facility that provides residents with a full and happy life.

Specialized Programming

At Sage Park, a certified Life Enrichment Director is available on site to support residents and lead engaging daily activities, weekly on-site social events, and fun cultural excursions as part of a researched and proven health and wellness program. Programs such as music therapy, validation techniques, aromatherapy, life skills stations, and other health and wellness activities ensure that your loved one is completely supported and can remain social and included in our community.

Another program designed specifically for Sage Park’s memory care residents is the dining program. It incorporates foods from Rush University Medical Center’s MIND diet, which aims at maintaining a healthy brain. Meals are served on colored plates that stimulate appetite, and a server helps each resident individually choose their meals from multiple daily menu choices. Coupled with our other memory care programs at our community, Sage Park helps support residents’ memory care needs and quality of life.

24/7 Staff Access

Home health care may be difficult to acquire, and when your loved one finally receives services, they may be for only a few hours a day. That is not the case at Sage Park. Residents have 24/7 access to trained and dedicated staff members to assist them with whatever they need, with the goal of keeping your loved one safe and enriched during their residency.

We understand the choice between in-home care and a memory care community is a difficult one, and we invite you to schedule a tour with us to learn more about all the services we offer and how we can help.

To learn more about residency or to schedule a tour of Sage Park, contact our friendly team today.