Welcome to Experts Dig in with Doggies for Dementia
Our expert today is Joanna LaFleur who is a dementia expert and more. She is CEO and founder of Memory Lane Assisted Living. Joanna shares invaluable information about what to ask while seeking long term placement for your loved one. The decision for placement is usually a very challenging time for families, and this is why we want to provide some concrete but essential ways to help you choose the best home for the person you love.
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Personal Care Homes are residences that provide shelter, meals, supervision and assistance with personal care tasks, typically for older people, or people with physical, behavioral health, or cognitive disabilities who are unable to care for themselves but do not need nursing home or medical care. Home health services can provide needed therapies such as nursing care, speech therapy, and occupational/physical therapy. Meals are often prepared together with the residents. In such, personal care homes are more home-like than larger assisted living options and are quite often in residential communities. You will often see the owners right there taking care of residents, and roles are often blurred with personal care providers who help with bathing, dressing and activities may also help cook meals. For m any people, the home setting is less institutional and fits their personality perfectly. In some states, personal care homes have different names. No matter what they’re named, it is everyone’s best interest to include personal care homes in your search for long term care options. Some people with dementia will do better in large communities while others flourish in smaller ones. There are options.
Here You Go!
Enjoy today’s episode of Experts Dig in with Doggies for Dementia with our special guest Joanna LaFleur. Joanna owns 3 personal care homes in Michigan all caring for those needing more care than their families can provide. They are experts on dementia care knowing each person is an individual with their own unique needs and history. The Covid-19 crisis has been nothing short of tragic for those impacted by dementia. The very tools used to help keep them ‘safe’ resulted in painful isolation and loneliness which is tragic. Many people with dementia declined rapidly when in long term care communities and those at home struggled with safety and emotional wellbeing also. The Covid-19 crisis has impacted family caregivers, those with dementia who are in long term care or cared for at home as well as the organizations which support them. What are we doing? Take a listen to how Joanna guides families seeking support, and how they care for the elderly, vulnerable and those with dementia under their care.
About Memory Lane: Memory Lane is a 6-bedroom private residence that specializes in all types of Dementia. Memory Lane is a safe, intimate, engaging environment where anyone with memory loss enjoy the things that make life worth living. Every resident has their own private bedroom. Residents eat meals in the dining room with staff like a family. Most importantly, the house itself is a true family home where your loved one will feel like they belong. https://memorylanehome.com/
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