Professional memory care can significantly improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Because they may not always be able to ask for what they need, share what they are thinking, or express their feelings, United Methodist Communities has developed the Tapestries model of care.
The Tapestries team delivers care based on their knowledge and relationship with the resident, supporting their personal strengths and capabilities. Further, they honor the unique needs and wants of the individual, focusing on abilities, personal preferences, and routines, which guides our care. Studies have shown that this strategy helps maximize and enrich their quality of life and is a core part of Tapestries Memory Care in Pitman, NJ.
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Dementia care – Detecting early signs
Early detection and understanding the progression of symptoms that come with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is key to maximizing quality of life. Consult the Tapestries care team at UMC at Pitman if your loved one exhibits the following signs on a consistent basis:
- Significant memory loss
- Difficulty performing daily tasks
- Using their native language incorrectly
- Confusion with time, place, and inability to recall the date
- Poor judgement in decision-making
- Misplacing objects or placing them in unusual places
- Noticeable changes in mood, behavior or overall personality
- Loss of drive, motivation, and ambition
- Lack of attention to personal hygiene or cleaning
If your loved one is experiencing the early stages of dementia, please contact UMC at Pitman in Gloucester County to find out how we can meet their needs. Our associates take the time to get to know you, your loved one and your extended family to ensure Tapestries will look and feel like home for your senior family member with dementia.
Tapestries® at UMC Pitman in Gloucester County NJ, is your dementia care expert.
The Life Enrichment Team Specialists (LETS) at UMC at Pitman in Pitman, NJ are highly trained and experienced in dealing positively with the many kinds of behavioral issues associated with all forms of dementia. Some notable examples are wandering, aggressive reactions, paranoia, or resistance to maintaining good hygiene. Our custom designed care program offers many personalized options to treat, minimize, and safely manage these behavioral issues.
Flexible schedules. As mentioned above, a core part of Tapestries Memory Care is to enhance the strengths of residents by engaging them in daily activities that make sense to them. Resident-directed care encourages individuals to direct their own schedules, eat when hungry, and sleep when tired. Our associates are available every day, around the clock to provide care and services when needed for each resident.
Communication methods are very important for associates, as well as family members to learn. What might work for one resident, may not necessarily work for another. Our associates keep up to date with the latest dementia education and practices. They would be more than happy to share different communication strategies with you and your family.
To learn more about Tapestries Memory Care at Pitman serving Gloucester County, Salem County, Burlington County or any of our other full-service memory care neighborhoods across New Jersey, please contact United Methodist Communities today.
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