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Braley Care Homes

Memory Care That Helps You Experience More Possibilities For Your Life.

Realizing a loved one is in need of assistance can be a very emotional time. Braley Care Homes specializes in Alzheimer's & Dementia and offers exceptional, yet affordable care in a professional, compassionate manner.

Chris Braley Receives Prestigious Achievement Award from AGE-u-cate for Dementia Live Coaching


Chris Braley has been honored with the Achievement Award from AGE-u-cate for his outstanding work as a Dementia Live Coach. This prestigious recognition highlights his dedication to improving the lives of those affected by dementia. Chris' innovative coaching methods and compassionate approach have made a significant impact in the field.

Memory Care That Helps You Experience More Possibilities For Your Life.

Realizing a loved one is in need of assistance can be a very emotional time. Braley Care Homes specializes in Alzheimer's & Dementia and offers exceptional, yet affordable care in a professional, compassionate manner.

The Family Assessment Form and the Behavior Profile are guides designed to assist you in determining the level of need for your loved one.

After you have completed these forms, feel free to send via mail or fax to the attention of Chris Braley, Braley Care Home’s licensed clinical social worker. He will be happy to discuss the results of the assessment tools and any other concerns you may have.

The Family Assessment Form and the Behavior Profile are guides designed to assist you in determining the level of need for your loved one.

After you have completed these forms, feel free to send via mail or fax to the attention of Chris Braley, Braley Care Home’s licensed clinical social worker. He will be happy to discuss the results of the assessment tools and any other concerns you may have.

Chris Braley interview

Why Choose Braley Care Homes?

Braley Care Homes was created from a father and son’s passion for quality assisted living in a home-like environment, spawned from their experience in the mental health field.

Chris and Dean Braley opened Braley Care Homes on March 29, 2005. Braley Care Homes expanded into Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and, memory care services in 2008. Chris Braley is the owner and administrator of Braley Care Homes and it remains the only free-standing Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and memory care facility in West Virginia. Our facility was built with dementia care in mind and is the ideal environment for someone with this disease. It is locked 24 hours per day and has a beautiful outdoor courtyard with a pastoral view, which is secure at all times.

Our memory care activities and behavior programming is geared toward meeting each individual’s needs, which helps keep their anxiety level down and reduces the risk of behavior issues.

Chris Braley has a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in social work and is an LICSW (licensed independent clinical social worker). Chris shares, “dementia is not only in my professional life, but also in my personal life. My grandmother and father suffered from dementia, so I know the pain the families go through as they watch helplessly as their love one suffers. Our goal at Braley Care Homes is to tap into each resident’s unique qualities and help bring a calmness to both their life and their family’s life.

Chris Braley interview

Why Choose Braley Care Homes?

Braley Care Homes was created from a father and son’s passion for quality assisted living in a home-like environment, spawned from their experience in the mental health field.

Chris and Dean Braley opened Braley Care Homes on March 29, 2005. Braley Care Homes expanded into Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and, memory care services in 2008. Chris Braley is the owner and administrator of Braley Care Homes and it remains the only free-standing Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and memory care facility in West Virginia. Our facility was built with dementia care in mind and is the ideal environment for someone with this disease. It is locked 24 hours per day and has a beautiful outdoor courtyard with a pastoral view, which is secure at all times.

Our memory care activities and behavior programming is geared toward meeting each individual’s needs, which helps keep their anxiety level down and reduces the risk of behavior issues.

Chris Braley has a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in social work and is an LICSW (licensed independent clinical social worker). Chris shares, “dementia is not only in my professional life, but also in my personal life. My grandmother and father suffered from dementia, so I know the pain the families go through as they watch helplessly as their love one suffers. Our goal at Braley Care Homes is to tap into each resident’s unique qualities and help bring a calmness to both their life and their family’s life.

About Us

Braley Care Homes, located in Hurricane, WV, is the only free-standing Alzheimer’s Dementia Care Facility in West Virginia.

Braley Care Homes’ philosophy is “quality care in a home-like environment.” The facility was built with dementia and memory care in mind and is the ideal environment for someone with this disease. It is locked 24 hours per day and has a beautiful outdoor courtyard with a pastoral view, which is secure at all times.

Memory care activities and behavior programming is geared toward meeting each individual’s needs, which helps keep their anxiety level down and reduces the risk of behavior issues.

We have caring, highly trained staff available 24/7 including nurse aids, AMAPs, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and an activity coordinator.

old woman being cared for

About Us

Braley Care Homes, located in Hurricane, WV, is the only free-standing Alzheimer’s Dementia Care Facility in West Virginia.

Braley Care Homes’ philosophy is “quality care in a home-like environment.” The facility was built with dementia and memory care in mind and is the ideal environment for someone with this disease. It is locked 24 hours per day and has a beautiful outdoor courtyard with a pastoral view, which is secure at all times.

Memory care activities and behavior programming is geared toward meeting each individual’s needs, which helps keep their anxiety level down and reduces the risk of behavior issues.

We have caring, highly trained staff available 24/7 including nurse aids, AMAPs, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and an activity coordinator.

old woman being cared for
old woman being cared for

Our Mission

Braley Care Homes were created in 2005 from a father and son’s passion for quality assisted living in a home-like environment, spawned from their experience in the mental health field.

Braley Care Homes provide professional care in a

home-like environment, which is crucial to preserving our residents’ dignity and self-worth. We believe this can best be done in smaller environments, rather than large facilities. The home setting is the environment we choose to care for our loved ones. They can surround themselves with pictures and furniture for that complete home feeling. Our intimate, home-like atmosphere allows for individualized care and lasting relationships.

old woman being cared for

Our Mission

Braley Care Homes were created in 2005 from a father and son’s passion for quality assisted living in a home-like environment, spawned from their experience in the mental health field.

Braley Care Homes provide professional care in a

home-like environment, which is crucial to preserving our residents’ dignity and self-worth. We believe this can best be done in smaller environments, rather than large facilities. The home setting is the environment we choose to care for our loved ones. They can surround themselves with pictures and furniture for that complete home feeling. Our intimate, home-like atmosphere allows for individualized care and lasting relationships.

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Your Family Is Our Family

Testimonials

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I have only great memories of the great care my husband received. Never heard an unkind word to anyone there. This care home facility is wonderful. Thank you, Mr. Braley, for all you do and your staff. God's blessing continue to be with you all.

Brenda B. L.

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I’ve worked there and I’ve seen how the residents are treated. Staff love their jobs and you can tell. Owner is great with residents too. They do a wide variety of activities and even a pet dog.

Samantha G.

five blue stars

I have only great memories of the great care my husband received. Never heard an unkind word to anyone there. This care home facility is wonderful. Thank you, Mr. Braley, for all you do and your staff. God's blessing continue to be with you all.

Brenda B. L.

five blue stars

I’ve worked there and I’ve seen how the residents are treated. Staff love their jobs and you can tell. Owner is great with residents too. They do a wide variety of activities and even a pet dog.

Samantha G.

five blue stars

Absolutely the best care home in the valley for your loved one with dementia.

Leah S. K.

five blue stars

Residents and workers are great. What you see is what you get. Thanks, BCH!

Nola H.

five blue stars

Absolutely the best care home in the valley for your loved one with dementia.

Leah S. K.

five blue stars

Residents and workers are great. What you see is what you get. Thanks, BCH!

Nola H.

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Community Resources for Dementia Care

Community Resources for Dementia Care

July 01, 20247 min read

Navigating the complexities of dementia care can be challenging for both patients and their loved ones. Fortunately, communities often offer valuable resources to support individuals affected by this condition. These resources extend beyond medical care to encompass a range of services that aim to enhance quality of life and provide much-needed assistance. From local support groups where caregivers can share experiences and advice, to specialized dementia care centers equipped with trained professionals, these community-based initiatives play a crucial role in providing holistic support. Moreover, community resources for dementia care often include educational workshops that help families understand the progression of the disease and learn effective caregiving techniques. These workshops not only empower caregivers with knowledge but also foster a sense of community and solidarity among those facing similar challenges. By harnessing these resources, communities can significantly improve the well-being of individuals living with dementia and ensure that their caregivers receive the support they need to navigate this journey with compassion and resilience.

Introduction to Dementia Care Resources

Caring for someone with dementia can be both emotionally and physically demanding. Whether you're a family member, friend, or professional caregiver, having access to the right resources is crucial for providing quality care and support. Fortunately, communities offer a wealth of resources designed to assist individuals affected by dementia and their caregivers. In this blog post, we'll explore various types of dementia care resources available in communities, how to access them, and the benefits they provide.

Dementia Care

Support Groups: Finding Strength in Community

Support groups play a vital role in providing emotional support and practical advice to caregivers and families affected by dementia. These groups offer a safe space to share experiences, seek guidance, and find solace among individuals who understand the challenges firsthand. Local hospitals, community centers, and organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association often host support groups tailored to specific needs, whether it's caregivers of early-stage dementia patients or those dealing with advanced stages.

Educational Workshops: Empowering Caregivers with Knowledge

Educational workshops and seminars are invaluable resources for caregivers looking to deepen their understanding of dementia and improve their caregiving skills. Topics covered may include effective communication strategies, behavior management techniques, safety considerations, and legal and financial planning. These workshops are typically conducted by healthcare professionals, dementia specialists, and social workers, providing evidence-based information and practical advice.

Healthcare Services: Accessing Specialized Care

Navigating the healthcare system can be daunting, but specialized dementia care services can significantly enhance quality of life for both patients and caregivers. Services may include memory clinics, geriatric psychiatry consultations, home healthcare providers specializing in dementia care, and respite care services. Healthcare professionals can assess and manage dementia symptoms, provide medication management, and offer guidance on adaptive strategies to promote independence and safety.

Respite Care: Supporting Caregiver Well-being

Caring for someone with dementia can be a full-time responsibility, often leading to caregiver burnout. Respite care services offer caregivers temporary relief by providing professional care for their loved ones. This can include in-home respite care, where trained professionals visit the home to assist with daily activities and companionship, or adult day programs that offer supervised activities in a safe environment.

Assistive Technologies: Enhancing Independence

Advancements in technology have led to the development of assistive devices and applications designed to enhance the safety and independence of individuals with dementia. These technologies can range from simple reminder apps and GPS trackers to sophisticated monitoring systems that alert caregivers to potential emergencies. Integrating assistive technologies into caregiving routines can provide peace of mind while promoting autonomy and safety for those living with dementia.

Local Support Groups: Connecting Caregivers

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be emotionally challenging and physically exhausting. For caregivers, having a support system is crucial for maintaining their own well-being while providing the best possible care. Local support groups offer a valuable opportunity for caregivers to connect with others facing similar challenges, share experiences, gain practical advice, and find emotional support. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of local support groups, how to find them, what to expect, and the benefits they provide.

Importance of Support Groups

Support groups provide a safe and empathetic environment where caregivers can freely express their feelings, concerns, and frustrations. Often facilitated by trained professionals or volunteers, these groups foster a sense of community and understanding among members. Caregivers can learn from each other's experiences, share coping strategies, and gain valuable insights into managing the unique challenges of dementia care.

Finding Local Support Groups

Local support groups for dementia caregivers can be found through various channels such as hospitals, community centers, religious organizations, and nonprofit agencies dedicated to dementia care. The Alzheimer's Association, for example, offers a nationwide network of support groups that cater to caregivers at different stages of the dementia journey. Online directories, social media groups, and healthcare providers can also provide referrals to local support groups.

Types of Support Groups

Support groups may vary in format and focus. Some groups are general and open to caregivers of individuals at any stage of dementia, while others may cater specifically to caregivers of early-stage, mid-stage, or late-stage dementia patients. There are also support groups tailored to specific caregiver demographics, such as spouses, adult children, or professional caregivers. Choosing a group that aligns with your needs and preferences can enhance the overall experience.

Benefits of Joining a Support Group

Joining a support group can offer numerous benefits to caregivers, including: Emotional Support: Sharing experiences with others who understand can reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. Practical Advice: Members often exchange practical tips on managing daily challenges, handling behaviors, and improving communication with their loved ones. Education: Guest speakers and group discussions provide valuable information on dementia, caregiving techniques, and available resources.

 Validation: Caregivers may find validation for their feelings and experiences, reducing guilt and stress. Empowerment: Learning from others' successes and challenges can empower caregivers to advocate for their loved ones and themselves.

Structure of Support Group Meetings

Support group meetings typically follow a structured format that includes introductions, sharing time, and sometimes a focused discussion or educational component led by a facilitator. Meetings may also include time for members to ask questions, seek advice, and offer support to others. Confidentiality is often emphasized to create a safe space where caregivers feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and emotions.

Community Outreach and Advocacy

Community outreach and advocacy play critical roles in supporting individuals affected by dementia and their caregivers. These efforts raise awareness, reduce stigma, and advocate for better resources and support systems. By engaging in community outreach and advocacy, we can create dementia-friendly environments that prioritize understanding and compassion.

  • Raising Awareness: Outreach programs educate the public about dementia, its symptoms, and its impact on individuals and families. This knowledge fosters empathy and understanding in the community.

  • Reducing Stigma: Advocacy efforts challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about dementia, promoting acceptance and support for affected individuals.

  • Support Networks: Outreach initiatives connect caregivers and families with valuable resources, support groups, and services that enhance quality of life and provide much-needed assistance.

  • Policy Influence: Advocacy campaigns aim to influence policy makers to prioritize dementia care, funding research, and improving healthcare services for those affected.

Conclusion

Accessing community resources for dementia care is crucial for both patients and their families facing the challenges of this condition. By utilizing services like support groups, respite care, and educational workshops, individuals can find invaluable support and guidance. These resources not only provide practical assistance but also offer emotional comfort and a sense of community, which is essential in navigating the complexities of dementia care.

At Braley Care Homes Inc. in Hurricane, we understand the importance of comprehensive care and support for dementia patients and their loved ones. Our commitment to excellence in senior care extends to offering personalized services that cater to the unique needs of each resident. Whether you seek information, assistance, or wish to explore our facilities, feel free to contact us at (304) 767-4033. Our compassionate team is here to help you find the resources and care solutions that best fit your needs. Together, we can ensure a supportive environment where individuals with dementia can thrive.


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Community Resources for Dementia Care

Community Resources for Dementia Care

July 01, 20247 min read

Navigating the complexities of dementia care can be challenging for both patients and their loved ones. Fortunately, communities often offer valuable resources to support individuals affected by this condition. These resources extend beyond medical care to encompass a range of services that aim to enhance quality of life and provide much-needed assistance. From local support groups where caregivers can share experiences and advice, to specialized dementia care centers equipped with trained professionals, these community-based initiatives play a crucial role in providing holistic support. Moreover, community resources for dementia care often include educational workshops that help families understand the progression of the disease and learn effective caregiving techniques. These workshops not only empower caregivers with knowledge but also foster a sense of community and solidarity among those facing similar challenges. By harnessing these resources, communities can significantly improve the well-being of individuals living with dementia and ensure that their caregivers receive the support they need to navigate this journey with compassion and resilience.

Introduction to Dementia Care Resources

Caring for someone with dementia can be both emotionally and physically demanding. Whether you're a family member, friend, or professional caregiver, having access to the right resources is crucial for providing quality care and support. Fortunately, communities offer a wealth of resources designed to assist individuals affected by dementia and their caregivers. In this blog post, we'll explore various types of dementia care resources available in communities, how to access them, and the benefits they provide.

Dementia Care

Support Groups: Finding Strength in Community

Support groups play a vital role in providing emotional support and practical advice to caregivers and families affected by dementia. These groups offer a safe space to share experiences, seek guidance, and find solace among individuals who understand the challenges firsthand. Local hospitals, community centers, and organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association often host support groups tailored to specific needs, whether it's caregivers of early-stage dementia patients or those dealing with advanced stages.

Educational Workshops: Empowering Caregivers with Knowledge

Educational workshops and seminars are invaluable resources for caregivers looking to deepen their understanding of dementia and improve their caregiving skills. Topics covered may include effective communication strategies, behavior management techniques, safety considerations, and legal and financial planning. These workshops are typically conducted by healthcare professionals, dementia specialists, and social workers, providing evidence-based information and practical advice.

Healthcare Services: Accessing Specialized Care

Navigating the healthcare system can be daunting, but specialized dementia care services can significantly enhance quality of life for both patients and caregivers. Services may include memory clinics, geriatric psychiatry consultations, home healthcare providers specializing in dementia care, and respite care services. Healthcare professionals can assess and manage dementia symptoms, provide medication management, and offer guidance on adaptive strategies to promote independence and safety.

Respite Care: Supporting Caregiver Well-being

Caring for someone with dementia can be a full-time responsibility, often leading to caregiver burnout. Respite care services offer caregivers temporary relief by providing professional care for their loved ones. This can include in-home respite care, where trained professionals visit the home to assist with daily activities and companionship, or adult day programs that offer supervised activities in a safe environment.

Assistive Technologies: Enhancing Independence

Advancements in technology have led to the development of assistive devices and applications designed to enhance the safety and independence of individuals with dementia. These technologies can range from simple reminder apps and GPS trackers to sophisticated monitoring systems that alert caregivers to potential emergencies. Integrating assistive technologies into caregiving routines can provide peace of mind while promoting autonomy and safety for those living with dementia.

Local Support Groups: Connecting Caregivers

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be emotionally challenging and physically exhausting. For caregivers, having a support system is crucial for maintaining their own well-being while providing the best possible care. Local support groups offer a valuable opportunity for caregivers to connect with others facing similar challenges, share experiences, gain practical advice, and find emotional support. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of local support groups, how to find them, what to expect, and the benefits they provide.

Importance of Support Groups

Support groups provide a safe and empathetic environment where caregivers can freely express their feelings, concerns, and frustrations. Often facilitated by trained professionals or volunteers, these groups foster a sense of community and understanding among members. Caregivers can learn from each other's experiences, share coping strategies, and gain valuable insights into managing the unique challenges of dementia care.

Finding Local Support Groups

Local support groups for dementia caregivers can be found through various channels such as hospitals, community centers, religious organizations, and nonprofit agencies dedicated to dementia care. The Alzheimer's Association, for example, offers a nationwide network of support groups that cater to caregivers at different stages of the dementia journey. Online directories, social media groups, and healthcare providers can also provide referrals to local support groups.

Types of Support Groups

Support groups may vary in format and focus. Some groups are general and open to caregivers of individuals at any stage of dementia, while others may cater specifically to caregivers of early-stage, mid-stage, or late-stage dementia patients. There are also support groups tailored to specific caregiver demographics, such as spouses, adult children, or professional caregivers. Choosing a group that aligns with your needs and preferences can enhance the overall experience.

Benefits of Joining a Support Group

Joining a support group can offer numerous benefits to caregivers, including: Emotional Support: Sharing experiences with others who understand can reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. Practical Advice: Members often exchange practical tips on managing daily challenges, handling behaviors, and improving communication with their loved ones. Education: Guest speakers and group discussions provide valuable information on dementia, caregiving techniques, and available resources.

 Validation: Caregivers may find validation for their feelings and experiences, reducing guilt and stress. Empowerment: Learning from others' successes and challenges can empower caregivers to advocate for their loved ones and themselves.

Structure of Support Group Meetings

Support group meetings typically follow a structured format that includes introductions, sharing time, and sometimes a focused discussion or educational component led by a facilitator. Meetings may also include time for members to ask questions, seek advice, and offer support to others. Confidentiality is often emphasized to create a safe space where caregivers feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and emotions.

Community Outreach and Advocacy

Community outreach and advocacy play critical roles in supporting individuals affected by dementia and their caregivers. These efforts raise awareness, reduce stigma, and advocate for better resources and support systems. By engaging in community outreach and advocacy, we can create dementia-friendly environments that prioritize understanding and compassion.

  • Raising Awareness: Outreach programs educate the public about dementia, its symptoms, and its impact on individuals and families. This knowledge fosters empathy and understanding in the community.

  • Reducing Stigma: Advocacy efforts challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about dementia, promoting acceptance and support for affected individuals.

  • Support Networks: Outreach initiatives connect caregivers and families with valuable resources, support groups, and services that enhance quality of life and provide much-needed assistance.

  • Policy Influence: Advocacy campaigns aim to influence policy makers to prioritize dementia care, funding research, and improving healthcare services for those affected.

Conclusion

Accessing community resources for dementia care is crucial for both patients and their families facing the challenges of this condition. By utilizing services like support groups, respite care, and educational workshops, individuals can find invaluable support and guidance. These resources not only provide practical assistance but also offer emotional comfort and a sense of community, which is essential in navigating the complexities of dementia care.

At Braley Care Homes Inc. in Hurricane, we understand the importance of comprehensive care and support for dementia patients and their loved ones. Our commitment to excellence in senior care extends to offering personalized services that cater to the unique needs of each resident. Whether you seek information, assistance, or wish to explore our facilities, feel free to contact us at (304) 767-4033. Our compassionate team is here to help you find the resources and care solutions that best fit your needs. Together, we can ensure a supportive environment where individuals with dementia can thrive.


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CONTACT US

Location:

Braley Care Homes

6192 US 60

Hurricane, WV 25526

Phone Numbers:

Referrals and Inquiries: (304) 767-4033

Facility Phone: (304) 201-3677

Facility Fax: (304) 201-3678

AREAS WE SERVE

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday

9:00am – 6:30pm

Tuesday

9:00am – 6:30pm

Wednesday

9:00am – 6:30pm

Thursday

9:00am – 6:30pm

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