3 Qualities of an Excellent Memory Care Community for Seniors

When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it is important to carefully consider options for their long-term care to ensure their highest quality of life. In addition to them receiving specialized dementia care, placing them in the right living environment can slow down the progression of their cognitive impairment. This is why many people seek out residential facilities that specialize in memory care. These senior living communities keep residents safe and allow them to maintain their ...

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Meaningful Memory Care at Meadowthorpe Assisted Living and Memory Care

Our Belief System

Complications related to Alzheimer’s and various other forms of dementia, such as memory loss and decline of physical abilities, often place family members in the position to seek a higher level of care for their loved one. At Meadowthorpe Assisted Living and Memory Care, we truly understand the various challenges linked to choosing the best long-term option for someone you love dearly. It is quite possibly one of the most difficult decisions you will face in your life as you ...

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Understanding Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Overview                

Dementia is the impairment of two or more areas of cognitive function; for example, the ability to form short-term memories, engage in coherent language exchanges, and manage daily tasks can be affected with the onset and progression of dementia. There are various forms of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease contributing to the majority of diagnosed cases. The common factor present in all forms of dementia is a neurological decline that results in a series of ...

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Benefits of Activities and Socialization at Meadowthorpe Assisted Living & Memory Care

According to research conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association, one’s ability to maintain cognitive function and brain vitality are closely linked with a combination of physical & mentally stimulating activities along with consuming a brain-healthy diet. This suggests the onset and rapid cognitive decline linked to dementia can be prolonged through socialization, physical activity, and consuming a brain-healthy diet.

At Meadowthorpe Assisted Living and Memory Care, we understand the importance of maintaining a well-balanced life in order to promote healthy aging. Our activities program ...

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Is it Time for a Transition to Assisted Living

Making the decision to seek assisted living can be extremely difficult for you and your loved one(s). Knowing when it may be time for a transition can assist in the process. Use this questionnaire to see if it might be time to seek an assisted living community for someone you love.

  • Do you notice mom/dad wearing the same clothes from day to day?
  • Has your loved one lost weight due to lack of eating properly?
  • Has there been an increase in urinary tract ...
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Take a Break with Respite Care at Meadowthorpe Assisted Living

Are you a spouse or family member serving as the primary caregiver for a loved one with physical ailments or Dementia? Do you feel stressed or overwhelmed? Does the idea of taking a break result in feelings of guilt? — if so, you’re not alone; such feelings are natural when tasked with caregiving responsibilities. Sometimes it’s beneficial to temporarily hand those responsibilities over to qualified professionals so you can focus on your relationship with your loved one, tend ...

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Why Choose Meadowthorpe Assisted Living & Memory Care?

The senior living market of Lexington, Kentucky is undoubtedly one of the most competitive around with new communities popping up left and right. Everyone claims to be the best and offer the most desirable amenities, so how is Meadowthorpe Assisted Living & Memory Care better than all the rest?

The answer boils down to a single umbrella factor – uniqueness. Sure, we (like most communities) offer a beautiful upscale living environment with lovely individual suites, a hair ...

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3 Benefits of Assisted Living Communities

If an elderly loved one can no longer care for themselves, it may be your responsibility to choose the best senior care option to meet their needs. While many people commonly mistake assisted living facilities and nursing homes as one and the same, the former aims to provide overall care while allowing a senior to maintain their independence. The staff at Meadowthorpe Assisted Living in Lexington, KY, is here to dispel the stigma of senior care by discussing a few ...

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4 Ways Social Interaction Is Vital to Elderly Care

When you think of what an assisted living community provides, social interaction might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, this is just as important as the physical benefits of elderly care. The caregivers at Meadowthorpe Assisted Living in Lexington, KY, offer socialization for those under their care, which they’ve found to have considerable advantages.

Social interaction helps prevent isolation and the dangers that come with it, in turn providing a few key benefits:

Mental Health: It’s no mystery ...

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3 Ways to Ease Seniors’ Hesitance About Elderly Care

When you last visited your senior loved one, did you leave wondering if it was time to transition them to elderly care? Sometimes, older individuals may be hesitant to accept additional support. Below, Meadowthorpe Assisted Living in Lexington, KY, offers insight on three ways to change senior’s perspective of elderly care so you can assure they’re in good hands.

3 Ways to Address Unease Pertaining to Elderly Care

1. Learn Where They’re Coming From

The best way to mitigate fear is to address ...

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