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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.

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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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How Technology is Transforming Dementia Care

How Technology is Transforming Dementia Care

July 05, 20246 min read

In recent years, technological advancements have brought about significant changes in the landscape of dementia care, offering innovative solutions to improve quality of life for both patients and caregivers. This transformation spans various facets of care, from early detection and diagnosis to ongoing management and support. Technology plays a crucial role in early detection by enabling more accurate and timely diagnosis through advanced imaging techniques and data analysis. Moreover, wearable devices and smart sensors provide continuous monitoring of vital signs and behavior patterns, offering insights that aid in personalized care plans. These innovations not only enhance safety and security but also foster independence by assisting with daily activities and medication reminders. As we delve deeper into how technology is reshaping dementia care, it becomes clear that these developments are not just about efficiency but also about compassion and improving the overall well-being of those affected by this challenging condition.

The Rise of Assistive Technologies in Dementia Care

In recent years, technology has been playing an increasingly pivotal role in transforming the landscape of dementia care. From smart sensors that monitor movements to GPS tracking devices that ensure safety, these innovations are not only enhancing the quality of life for individuals with dementia but also providing valuable support to caregivers and healthcare professionals. In this article, we explore eight key assistive technologies that are making a significant impact in dementia care today.

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Smart Sensors and Environmental Monitoring

Smart sensors are revolutionizing dementia care by detecting changes in activity patterns and alerting caregivers to potential issues such as falls or wandering. These sensors can be placed discreetly throughout the home and are capable of monitoring movement, temperature, and even medication adherence. By providing real-time data, they enable early intervention and promote a safer living environment for patients.

GPS Tracking and Location Devices

GPS tracking devices are invaluable tools for caregivers of dementia patients prone to wandering. These devices can be worn discreetly as wristbands or attached to clothing and provide real-time location updates. They allow caregivers to quickly locate a patient who may have wandered off, reducing the risk of accidents and improving overall safety.

Automated Medication Dispensers

Managing medications can be challenging for dementia patients and caregivers alike. Automated medication dispensers are designed to simplify this task by dispensing the correct dosage of medication at scheduled times. Some devices can also send reminders to patients and caregivers, ensuring medication adherence and reducing the risk of missed doses.

Cognitive Stimulation Apps and Games

Cognitive decline is a common symptom of dementia, but cognitive stimulation activities can help slow its progression. Mobile apps and games specifically designed for dementia patients provide interactive exercises that stimulate memory, problem-solving skills, and cognitive function. These apps offer a personalized approach to therapy and can be used independently or under the guidance of healthcare professionals.

Remote Monitoring and Telemedicine

 Telemedicine platforms enable healthcare providers to remotely monitor dementia patients' health status and vital signs. Through video calls and remote consultations, healthcare professionals can assess patients' well-being, provide guidance to caregivers, and make timely adjustments to treatment plans. Remote monitoring also reduces the need for frequent hospital visits, enhancing convenience and accessibility of care.

Smart Homes and Ambient Assisted Living in Dementia Care

In the realm of dementia care, smart homes and ambient assisted living technologies are revolutionizing how we support and care for individuals affected by cognitive decline. These innovative technologies leverage automation, sensors, and artificial intelligence to create living environments that are safer, more comfortable, and more supportive for both patients and caregivers. This article explores eight key technologies and their impact on enhancing the quality of life for dementia patients.

Automated Lighting and Climate Control

 Smart home systems can adjust lighting levels and room temperatures based on the time of day or a person's activities. For dementia patients, maintaining consistent lighting and comfortable temperatures can reduce confusion and anxiety, promoting a calmer living environment.

Motion Sensors and Activity Monitoring

 Motion sensors placed throughout the home can monitor movements and activities of daily living. These sensors can detect unusual patterns or falls, alerting caregivers or emergency services if necessary. Activity monitoring provides valuable insights into a patient's routine and well-being.

Remote Access and Monitoring

Caregivers and family members can remotely access smart home systems to check on the well-being of dementia patients. This includes viewing real-time camera feeds, adjusting settings, or receiving notifications about important events such as medication reminders or unexpected movements.

Voice-Activated Assistants

Voice-activated assistants, like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, can help dementia patients manage daily tasks through voice commands. They can set reminders, play music, answer questions, and even call for help in emergencies, reducing cognitive load and promoting independence.

Smart Appliances and Safety Devices

 Smart appliances, such as stoves and water faucets, can be equipped with sensors to detect potential hazards like unattended cooking or leaks. These devices can automatically shut off or alert caregivers to prevent accidents and ensure safety within the home environment.

Ethical Considerations in Technology Adoption for Dementia Care

The integration of technology in dementia care brings promising advancements, but it also raises important ethical considerations. As we harness the potential of AI, robotics, and smart devices to improve patient outcomes and caregiver support, it's crucial to navigate these innovations responsibly. This article examines key ethical considerations that should guide the adoption and implementation of technology in dementia care.

  • Privacy and Data Security: Protecting sensitive patient information from breaches and unauthorized access is paramount. Clear policies on data collection, storage, and sharing must be established to maintain patient confidentiality and trust.

  • Informed Consent: Ensure that patients and caregivers fully understand how technologies will be used, including potential risks and benefits. Informed consent should be obtained before implementing any technology-driven interventions.

  • Equity and Accessibility: Address disparities in access to technology among different demographics and socioeconomic groups. Ensure that all patients, regardless of their background, have equal opportunities to benefit from technological advancements in dementia care.

  • Autonomy and Decision Making: Preserve patients' autonomy by involving them in decisions regarding technology use. Respect their preferences and choices, balancing the benefits of technology with their individual values and desires.

Conclusion

The transformative impact of technology on dementia care cannot be overstated. From enhancing safety through wearable devices to improving communication via specialized apps, these innovations are revolutionizing how caregivers and families provide support. The integration of artificial intelligence in monitoring systems offers real-time insights into patients' health, allowing for proactive and personalized care plans. Virtual reality tools provide therapeutic benefits, stimulating memory and cognition in immersive environments. Moreover, telemedicine facilitates remote consultations, ensuring continuous medical oversight without disrupting patients' routines.

At Braley Care Homes Inc in Hurricane, we are committed to leveraging these technological advancements to elevate the quality of life for individuals with dementia. Our dedicated team combines compassionate care with cutting-edge solutions to create a supportive environment where residents thrive. For more information on how we integrate technology into our caregiving approach, please contact us at (304) 767-4033. We welcome inquiries and look forward to discussing how we can assist you and your loved ones on this journey.


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How Technology is Transforming Dementia Care

How Technology is Transforming Dementia Care

July 05, 20246 min read

In recent years, technological advancements have brought about significant changes in the landscape of dementia care, offering innovative solutions to improve quality of life for both patients and caregivers. This transformation spans various facets of care, from early detection and diagnosis to ongoing management and support. Technology plays a crucial role in early detection by enabling more accurate and timely diagnosis through advanced imaging techniques and data analysis. Moreover, wearable devices and smart sensors provide continuous monitoring of vital signs and behavior patterns, offering insights that aid in personalized care plans. These innovations not only enhance safety and security but also foster independence by assisting with daily activities and medication reminders. As we delve deeper into how technology is reshaping dementia care, it becomes clear that these developments are not just about efficiency but also about compassion and improving the overall well-being of those affected by this challenging condition.

The Rise of Assistive Technologies in Dementia Care

In recent years, technology has been playing an increasingly pivotal role in transforming the landscape of dementia care. From smart sensors that monitor movements to GPS tracking devices that ensure safety, these innovations are not only enhancing the quality of life for individuals with dementia but also providing valuable support to caregivers and healthcare professionals. In this article, we explore eight key assistive technologies that are making a significant impact in dementia care today.

Dementia Care

Smart Sensors and Environmental Monitoring

Smart sensors are revolutionizing dementia care by detecting changes in activity patterns and alerting caregivers to potential issues such as falls or wandering. These sensors can be placed discreetly throughout the home and are capable of monitoring movement, temperature, and even medication adherence. By providing real-time data, they enable early intervention and promote a safer living environment for patients.

GPS Tracking and Location Devices

GPS tracking devices are invaluable tools for caregivers of dementia patients prone to wandering. These devices can be worn discreetly as wristbands or attached to clothing and provide real-time location updates. They allow caregivers to quickly locate a patient who may have wandered off, reducing the risk of accidents and improving overall safety.

Automated Medication Dispensers

Managing medications can be challenging for dementia patients and caregivers alike. Automated medication dispensers are designed to simplify this task by dispensing the correct dosage of medication at scheduled times. Some devices can also send reminders to patients and caregivers, ensuring medication adherence and reducing the risk of missed doses.

Cognitive Stimulation Apps and Games

Cognitive decline is a common symptom of dementia, but cognitive stimulation activities can help slow its progression. Mobile apps and games specifically designed for dementia patients provide interactive exercises that stimulate memory, problem-solving skills, and cognitive function. These apps offer a personalized approach to therapy and can be used independently or under the guidance of healthcare professionals.

Remote Monitoring and Telemedicine

 Telemedicine platforms enable healthcare providers to remotely monitor dementia patients' health status and vital signs. Through video calls and remote consultations, healthcare professionals can assess patients' well-being, provide guidance to caregivers, and make timely adjustments to treatment plans. Remote monitoring also reduces the need for frequent hospital visits, enhancing convenience and accessibility of care.

Smart Homes and Ambient Assisted Living in Dementia Care

In the realm of dementia care, smart homes and ambient assisted living technologies are revolutionizing how we support and care for individuals affected by cognitive decline. These innovative technologies leverage automation, sensors, and artificial intelligence to create living environments that are safer, more comfortable, and more supportive for both patients and caregivers. This article explores eight key technologies and their impact on enhancing the quality of life for dementia patients.

Automated Lighting and Climate Control

 Smart home systems can adjust lighting levels and room temperatures based on the time of day or a person's activities. For dementia patients, maintaining consistent lighting and comfortable temperatures can reduce confusion and anxiety, promoting a calmer living environment.

Motion Sensors and Activity Monitoring

 Motion sensors placed throughout the home can monitor movements and activities of daily living. These sensors can detect unusual patterns or falls, alerting caregivers or emergency services if necessary. Activity monitoring provides valuable insights into a patient's routine and well-being.

Remote Access and Monitoring

Caregivers and family members can remotely access smart home systems to check on the well-being of dementia patients. This includes viewing real-time camera feeds, adjusting settings, or receiving notifications about important events such as medication reminders or unexpected movements.

Voice-Activated Assistants

Voice-activated assistants, like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, can help dementia patients manage daily tasks through voice commands. They can set reminders, play music, answer questions, and even call for help in emergencies, reducing cognitive load and promoting independence.

Smart Appliances and Safety Devices

 Smart appliances, such as stoves and water faucets, can be equipped with sensors to detect potential hazards like unattended cooking or leaks. These devices can automatically shut off or alert caregivers to prevent accidents and ensure safety within the home environment.

Ethical Considerations in Technology Adoption for Dementia Care

The integration of technology in dementia care brings promising advancements, but it also raises important ethical considerations. As we harness the potential of AI, robotics, and smart devices to improve patient outcomes and caregiver support, it's crucial to navigate these innovations responsibly. This article examines key ethical considerations that should guide the adoption and implementation of technology in dementia care.

  • Privacy and Data Security: Protecting sensitive patient information from breaches and unauthorized access is paramount. Clear policies on data collection, storage, and sharing must be established to maintain patient confidentiality and trust.

  • Informed Consent: Ensure that patients and caregivers fully understand how technologies will be used, including potential risks and benefits. Informed consent should be obtained before implementing any technology-driven interventions.

  • Equity and Accessibility: Address disparities in access to technology among different demographics and socioeconomic groups. Ensure that all patients, regardless of their background, have equal opportunities to benefit from technological advancements in dementia care.

  • Autonomy and Decision Making: Preserve patients' autonomy by involving them in decisions regarding technology use. Respect their preferences and choices, balancing the benefits of technology with their individual values and desires.

Conclusion

The transformative impact of technology on dementia care cannot be overstated. From enhancing safety through wearable devices to improving communication via specialized apps, these innovations are revolutionizing how caregivers and families provide support. The integration of artificial intelligence in monitoring systems offers real-time insights into patients' health, allowing for proactive and personalized care plans. Virtual reality tools provide therapeutic benefits, stimulating memory and cognition in immersive environments. Moreover, telemedicine facilitates remote consultations, ensuring continuous medical oversight without disrupting patients' routines.

At Braley Care Homes Inc in Hurricane, we are committed to leveraging these technological advancements to elevate the quality of life for individuals with dementia. Our dedicated team combines compassionate care with cutting-edge solutions to create a supportive environment where residents thrive. For more information on how we integrate technology into our caregiving approach, please contact us at (304) 767-4033. We welcome inquiries and look forward to discussing how we can assist you and your loved ones on this journey.


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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

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