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Dementia care in Mount Laurel, NJ, is probably not what you think it is. As an extended suburb of Philadelphia, Mount Laurel offers easy access to the conveniences of city life, but at a distance—without the traffic, crime, or stress of city living. Mount Laurel is a welcoming, beautiful community that boasts many excellent senior living communities. If you are considering dementia care for a loved one, here’s what you need to know about your options in the area.

Not All Dementia Care Communities Are the Same

While all dementia care communities offer safe, supportive environments, the range of services at these communities greatly varies. The best communities offer a wide range of activities tailored to your loved one’s needs and abilities. This can help with anxiety and problem behavior, while offering you reassurance that you've transitioned your loved one into the best possible living arrangement.

The Right Dementia Care Offers More Than Is Possible at Home

You love your senior, so you might think that only you can provide exceptional care. It’s true that no one loves your loved one like you do, but no one can do it all on their own. If you’re caring for your loved one at home, it’s simply impossible to offer a wide and varied range of activities, 24/7 support and safety, delicious and nourishing gourmet meals, and plenty of exercise.

Dementia care offers all of this and more. When your loved one transitions to dementia care, you’ll get the break you need. That may make it easier to live your own life, and to have a more meaningful relationship with the senior you love.

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Dementia Care Can Improve Health and Extend Life

Physical exercise improves health, potentially helping your loved one live longer. It may even slow the progress of dementia. Meaningful activities can help your loved one find greater joy, and may even improve quality of life and daily functioning.

Music, for example, may even support a stronger memory. Your loved one will have access to constant activities in dementia care, all within a safe and supportive environment. That can mean a better, longer, happier life.

Choosing the Right Community Takes Time

The right community doesn’t just magically present itself. It takes time and research to choose the best option for your loved one. So spend some time touring communities, and ask lots of questions. Once you’ve chosen a community, take your loved one to community events before the big move. This helps your loved one get accustomed to the community, and reassures you that you’ve made the right choice. Adjustment can take time, but seniors with dementia can lead happy, meaningful lives in the right dementia care communities.

Dementia Care Is More Affordable Than You Think

Whether you're missing work, working fewer hours and missing out on promotions, spending money on in-home support, or paying higher utility bills to have a loved one live with you, odds are good that caregiving is eating into your budget. So you might be concerned about the costs of dementia care.

Dementia care is a great value that can extend your loved one’s life. It may also be more affordable than you expect. Medicaid and many long-term care insurance programs will even fund some (or all) of the costs. So don’t write off dementia care before weighing your options and contacting local communities.

Arbor Terrace Mount Laurel offers New Jersey’s best dementia care. Our warm and inviting community supports seniors and their caregivers, offering renewed purpose and joy. We would love to show you how dementia care can change your loved one’s life. Give us a call to learn more!

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Jackie Fix

About the Author: Jackie Fix

Jackie has been working in the field of senior living for more than 15 years. As an Executive Director for the past twelve years, Jackie has found her most important role is building a community network that provides opportunities and encourages residents to live their best lives. Ensuring the team feels engaged and equipped to provide outstanding service has led to memorable and meaningful experiences with residents, families, and friends throughout the years. Jackie is a Certified Assisted Living Administrator and a participating member of both the New Jersey Health Care Association and the Tri-County Ethics Committee. An empty-nester, Jackie also enjoys hiking, gardening, and visits with her grandchildren.

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