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The Artesian of Ojai Offers Memory Care Living

Memory care isn’t something on the top of everyone’s bucket list. It’s a life-changing event when you decide it’s time to move your loved one into a memory care community. The good news is that seniors that need memory care don’t have to change their entire lifestyle. They can move into our spacious, beautiful homes at The Artesian of Ojai in Ojai, CA. They’ll get to socialize, enjoy fitness classes, and live as free as possible. Our trained care team provides around-the-clock specialized care to ensure they’re safe and happy. Though it’s difficult to decide the right time to make this change, we’re here for you. We’ll guide you through the main signs a loved one needs memory care.

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Confusion Impacts Physical Safety

Dementia is a disease where a person might feel coherent one moment and disoriented the next moment. This can lead to accidents behind the wheel or within the home when the person is confused or disoriented with their surroundings. They may run a traffic light or forget a step. Some people with dementia start to wander away from their homes, ending up in unfamiliar territory. Once a person’s physical safety is at risk, memory care needs to be an option.

Social Life Deterioration

Many times, someone with dementia isolates themselves away from their social life. This isolation can accelerate the symptoms of dementia. Memory care homes provide a safe space where residents lead vibrant social lives. They’re able to express themselves socially and creatively with other people. When you notice your loved ones staying home alone and isolating themselves, talk to them about finding a place where they can thrive.

Physical Health Decline 

Many people with memory care issues face a sharp physical decline. They often become frail or thin from forgetting to eat or take medications. They might take medications numerous times a day or fail to take them at all. You might notice a drastic change in their personal hygiene or overall look. They may forget to put on socks or take a bath. Often, the person has no idea they forget to do these things or that their physical health is in jeopardy.

Caregiver Stress

Once the stress of caregiving takes over your daily life, it might be time for a break. Memory care is a 24/7 job. It’s only natural to want to take care of a loved one, but it can become overwhelming for many people. It’s impossible to take care of every situation for someone with advanced memory care needs. Even when you have in-home care providers, the increasing load of medical assistance is challenging. We provide a place where trained caregivers give their all to support and care for their loved ones. Know that it’s okay to let someone help you take care of your loved one.

Changes In Behavior

Drastic changes in behavior are often clues that someone needs memory care. Someone that was once very independent may show stress about daily activities. You may notice they become withdrawn or aggressive. Someone that was once worried about their appearance may start to look disheveled daily. Your loved one may not even notice these changes in their own behavior.

Contact The Artesian of Ojai For Memory Care

The Artesian of Ojai is here when you decide to get your loved one the memory care they deserve. Our licensed nurses and trained caregivers provide the highest quality memory support services. They’ll be stimulated physically, socially, and cognitively. We offer sustainability measures for innovative living, including gray water recycling systems, solar panel installation, and energy-efficient lighting, windows, and appliances. You can take a virtual tour to get a feel for our memory care homes. Contact us today with any questions.