What to look for in a memory care community

Dementia doesn’t just affect the person who has it, it affects their entire family. It’s often challenging to provide the care your loved one needs while juggling other responsibilities. It’s also hard to know when it’s time for memory care or where to start your research process.

CountryHouse helps family members who are walking this journey and can be counted on to provide helpful advice for caregivers. Ultimately, if you feel it’s time to consider a memory care community, our team can help you navigate that process, answering any questions you may have.

Not all memory care communities are created equal and when considering a community, you should prioritize a few key concepts including:

•              Safety and security

•              24/7 caregiver support

•              Comfortable accommodations and amenities

•              Transparent pricing structures

•              Life enriching activities to encourage socializing and interaction

•              Support for family members

What may be most important, though, is finding a place where your loved one will feel at home—something we take seriously at CountryHouse. We strive to create an environment that speaks to the warm embrace of home.

A common question that arises: Is a move to a community really needed or will in-home care work? There’s no easy answer as it depends on your loved one’s specific needs and the availability of family members to be full-time caregivers. In-home care can be a reasonable solution for some, especially in the early stages of dementia. In many cases, though, memory care becomes the better option. Caregivers at a community like CountryHouse are expertly trained to care for those with dementia.

Supporting family caregivers is a primary goal of CountryHouse. We also provide short-term care and respite stays for families who need to travel, work or simply take a break as well as free programs such as support groups, educational events and a virtual dementia tour to aid in the multi-sensory understanding of what dementia is and how it affects the individual.

To learn more about one of our three locations in the Omaha metro, visit our website CountryHouse.net or call
402-307-2004. The newest CountryHouse community opened in Elkhorn in January 2021.

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