As age increases, so does memory loss. According to the National Library of Medicine, about 40 percent of people aged 65 or older have memory impairment in the United States; this accounts for about 16 million people.
At McPeak’s Assisted Living, there are numerous memory care programs to help those with cognitive impairments. These programs implement the latest techniques to provide activities and therapies for those experiencing memory loss. This aids in slowing down cognitive decline, and can sometimes improve their conditions.
For those with memory loss, getting lost is common, especially among people with Alzheimer’s disease or other disorders causing dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about six in 10 people with dementia will go astray or in the wrong direction at least once; however, many do so repeatedly. It can be frightening when the location of a loved one becomes unknown. In order to bring peace of mind to caregivers and family members, McPeak’s Assisted Living has begun using Wanderguard, a discreet tracking device.
Wanderguard uses a monitoring system that activates an alarm when the device is worn by a patient that walks into unpermitted areas. The technology helps residents maintain freedom of movement while also making sure they’re safe.
McPeak’s Assisted Living strives to provide the utmost care for loved ones while ensuring they maintain a safe and secure environment.