How Behavioral Assisted Care Improves Quality of Life for Seniors

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Whether you have an aging parent or you’ve taken on the role of a caregiver for someone, there are some challenges and conditions that may prove to be overwhelming to handle alone. As seniors age, they become more at risk for developing medical conditions like dementia, Alzheimer’s, depression, diabetes, and more. This is where behavioral assisted care can be an ideal solution for seniors and their caregivers or families.

What does behavioral assisted care include?

Behavioral assisted care (BAC) is a type of care that focuses on meeting the needs of seniors who require assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs) and can also address the treatment of certain medical conditions. 

Behavioral assisted care includes a range of services aimed at improving the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of seniors. Some of the medical conditions that BAC can address include: dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, stroke, diabetes, depression and anxiety, and cardiovascular disease, among others. These conditions require specific kinds of treatments and therapies that extend beyond the resources and capabilities of most individual caregivers.

How does behavioral assisted care improve the quality of life for seniors?

Behavioral assisted care can significantly improve the quality of life for senior residents by addressing their physical, mental, and emotional needs in a personalized and compassionate manner.

1. Promotes Independence

Seniors can maintain their independence with access to the assistance they need to carry out their daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming. They will feel empowered and have a sense of control over their lives, which improves overall wellbeing.

2. Reduces Loneliness and Isolation

Many seniors experience feelings of loneliness and isolation, particularly if they have limited mobility or health issues that prevent them from engaging in social activities. In the context of a senior living facility, behavioral assisted care services provide social interaction and activities that promote engagement and community.

3. Improves Mental Health

It’s not uncommon for seniors to experience a decline in mental health due to factors such as cognitive decline, anxiety, and depression. BAC may improve mental health by providing personalized care that addresses the specific needs of each individual.

4. Enhances Physical Health

Behavioral assisted care can also improve physical health by providing seniors access to services such as medication management, physical therapy, and exercise programs. For residents of senior living facilities, seniors will also be at less risk of falls and other injuries.

With behavioral assisted care, family caregivers can enjoy peace of mind that your senior loved one is safe and living their best life. They’ll be surrounded by specially trained and highly capable professionals who have the skills and knowledge to support the unique needs of residents.

Compassionate Assisted Living & Memory Care Communities in Michigan

At Courtyard Manor, we offer a safe and comfortable place for your senior loved one to age. Our philosophy, training, and engagement focuses on meeting your loved one where they are. This unique approach provides comfort, joy and a higher quality of life for those with dementia.  Schedule a consultation to learn more about our assisted living communities.