4 Tips for Finding the Best Memory Care Community for Your Loved One
At Oakmont of Villa Capri, we understand how challenging it can be to find a senior living community for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Moving your loved one to a new environment and making the necessary financial and emotional investments can feel overwhelming for everyone involved. However, this change can also be a beneficial and hopeful step forward for your loved one.
With a number of different memory care communities to choose from, how do you determine which one will be the best fit? We’re sharing five tips to help you stay well-informed as you search.
1. Take a Tour
Brochures and websites are helpful, but there’s no substitute for seeing a memory care community with your own eyes. We welcome tours of our memory care community in Santa Rosa. We will introduce you to our amenities and services, answer your questions and assist you in determining if Villa Capri is a good fit for your loved one. While you’re here, we encourage you to observe how our staff interacts with our residents, how well-lit and accessible the buildings are, what kind of activities we offer, how happy our residents are, and what we do to maintain a calm, safe, and welcoming environment at all times.
2. Ask to Speak with Current Residents and Family Members
We will be happy to connect you with current residents and family members who can tell you more about their experience at Villa Capri.
3. Ask Questions
Whether speaking with a staff member in person or on the phone, don’t be afraid to ask questions—no inquiry is too small when it comes to finding the right home for your loved one. Some of the most frequently asked questions we receive include:
How will you accommodate my loved one’s specific health needs?
What kind of activities and therapies are available to my loved one?
What kind of communication should I expect regarding updates on my loved one?
How often can I visit my loved one?
4. Consider the Location
Is the community you are considering close to your home? Is that important to you? Many families prefer to live close by so that they can easily visit their loved one; others like the idea of exploring a new area and are willing to travel a bit further if it means their loved one is in the right place.
Do You Have a Loved One in Need of Memory Care?
Are you looking for a memory care community in Santa Rosa, CA? Oakmont of Villa Capri offers premier memory care in the heart of wine country. We’d be honored to provide your loved one with the gift of a safe, calm, and comfortable environment to call home. Call us today to schedule a tour, meet our team and residents and enjoy an on-site meal on us.