Most of you know that Caring Companions of Atlanta has had many touch-points with those living with dementia and their care. Our Geriatric Care Coordinator Lynn Ross has done many seminars on care techniques and I serve on the advisory Board for Amy’s place in Roswell.
Recently, the community outreach person from memorycare.com, Angela Williams, emailed me to share with what they are up to and see if I might include them in my BLOG posts. So, I went and took a look.
Memorycare.com is a privately-funded venture that “uses a dual approach of data-driven research and first-hand knowledge from aging experts, medical researchers, and its board of advisors to help caregivers and those living with dementia find the tools and resources they need to achieve the best possible quality of life, while maintaining cognitive function.” Their researchers then use a rigorous formula that identifies the best memory care facilities in a given area based on the following criteria:
Availability and Involvement of Experts (30%)
Facility Features (30%)
From there, one can see facilities in their area they deemed superior. I recognize all the names of the places in the Atlanta metro area.
It is worth a look to follow their link above and take a look if you have a loved on and are considering memory care. However, I always recommend using a placement company like Care Patrol of Metro Atlanta or Senior Living Specialists of Georgia rather than going it alone…their experience and insight can help a ton and save families from being inundated with solicitation calls.
Remember, to be a good caregiver, you need to take care of yourself! This is especially so for families living with dementia. Hang in there!