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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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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.

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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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Promoting Autonomy in Memory Care Communities

June 10, 20245 min read

In the realm of memory care communities, fostering autonomy is not just a goal but a cornerstone of quality of life for residents. With a focus on dignity and respect, promoting autonomy becomes a pivotal aspect of caregiving strategies. This blog delves into the significance of autonomy in memory care settings, exploring how it enhances overall well-being and preserves individual identity. In this exploration, we'll uncover the multifaceted approaches that memory care communities employ to empower residents. From personalized care plans tailored to individual preferences to innovative environmental designs that encourage independence, we'll examine the myriad ways autonomy is upheld. By understanding the importance of autonomy in memory care, we can better appreciate the holistic approach needed to support individuals living with memory-related challenges, ensuring they maintain a sense of agency and fulfillment in their daily lives.

Empowering Independence: The Importance of Autonomy in Memory Care Communities

In memory care communities, where individuals may face cognitive challenges such as dementia or Alzheimer's disease, fostering autonomy takes on a profound significance. Autonomy, the ability to make choices and maintain independence, is not only a fundamental human right but also a crucial component of holistic care. In this blog post, we'll delve into why promoting autonomy in memory care communities is so vital and explore strategies for empowering residents to lead fulfilling lives with dignity and respect.

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Understanding Autonomy in Memory Care

Autonomy in memory care doesn't mean complete independence but rather preserving a person's ability to make choices and participate in decision-making to the fullest extent possible. It acknowledges that individuals with cognitive impairments still have preferences, desires, and capabilities worth respecting.

Preserving Dignity and Self-Esteem

 When residents feel empowered to make choices about their daily lives, it preserves their sense of dignity and self-worth. Even seemingly small decisions, like what to wear or what activity to engage in, can have a significant impact on their self-esteem and quality of life.

Enhancing Quality of Life

Autonomy is closely linked to a higher quality of life for residents in memory care communities. When individuals feel in control of their environment and daily routines, they experience greater satisfaction, improved mood, and overall well-being.

Tailoring Care to Individual Needs

Promoting autonomy requires personalized care plans that take into account each resident's unique preferences, abilities, and background. By tailoring care to individual needs, caregivers can better support residents in maintaining their independence while providing necessary assistance when needed.

Empowering Care Partnerships

Autonomy isn't just about residents; it also involves empowering family members and care partners. Collaborative decision-making processes that involve families in care planning can strengthen relationships and ensure that residents' voices are heard and respected.

Creating a Supportive Environment: Strategies for Promoting Autonomy in Memory Care

In memory care communities, creating a supportive environment is essential for promoting autonomy among residents. Autonomy, the ability to make choices and maintain independence, is integral to preserving dignity and enhancing quality of life. In this blog post, we'll explore effective strategies for fostering a supportive environment that empowers residents to lead fulfilling lives while receiving the care they need.

Person-Centered Care Approach

 Adopting a person-centered care approach is foundational to promoting autonomy in memory care communities. This involves recognizing each resident as a unique individual with their own preferences, interests, and needs. By tailoring care plans and activities to align with residents' preferences, caregivers can empower them to make choices that enhance their sense of autonomy.

Open Communication Channels

Establishing open communication channels between residents, caregivers, and family members is essential for promoting autonomy. Regular family meetings, resident councils, and one-on-one discussions provide opportunities for residents to voice their preferences and concerns, ensuring that their needs are heard and respected.

Empowering Decision-Making

 Encouraging residents to participate in decision-making processes regarding their care, daily routines, and activities empowers them to maintain a sense of control over their lives. Caregivers can offer choices and support residents in making decisions, reinforcing their autonomy and self-confidence.

Accessible Environment Design

Creating an accessible environment that promotes independence is key to supporting autonomy in memory care communities. This includes implementing features such as clear signage, grab bars, and non-slip flooring to enhance safety and mobility. Additionally, arranging furniture and amenities in a way that minimizes confusion and promotes ease of navigation can empower residents to move around independently.

Encouraging Engagement in Meaningful Activities

 Providing a diverse range of meaningful activities tailored to residents' interests and abilities encourages engagement and promotes autonomy. From arts and crafts to music therapy and reminiscence sessions, offering opportunities for residents to participate in activities they enjoy fosters a sense of purpose and autonomy.

Respecting Individuality: Tailoring Care Plans for Autonomy in Memory Care

In memory care, recognizing and respecting the individuality of each resident is paramount. By tailoring care plans to their unique needs and preferences, we can promote autonomy and enhance their quality of life. Let's explore how personalized care fosters independence in memory care communities.

  • Personalized Assessment: Conduct thorough assessments to understand each resident's cognitive abilities, preferences, and daily routines.

  • Individualized Care Plans: Develop care plans that align with residents' preferences, ensuring they feel empowered and in control of their lives.

  • Flexible Approach: Remain adaptable to residents' changing needs and preferences, adjusting care plans accordingly to promote autonomy.

  • Communication: Foster open communication with residents and their families to ensure their voices are heard and respected in decision-making processes.

Conclusion

 Promoting autonomy in memory care communities is not just a noble endeavor; it's an essential aspect of providing dignified care to individuals living with memory impairments. By fostering autonomy, we empower residents to maintain a sense of independence and self-worth, thereby enhancing their overall quality of life. Through person-centered approaches, such as tailored activities and environmental modifications, we can create environments that support autonomy while ensuring safety and security. As we continue to explore innovative strategies and advocate for resident rights, let's remember that promoting autonomy is not only beneficial for individuals with memory challenges but also enriches the fabric of our communities by fostering inclusion and respect for diversity.


For further inquiries or to learn more about our commitment to promoting autonomy in memory care communities, please feel free to contact us at Bluescapes Lawn Care, LLC. You can reach us at 770-940-7807. We're located in Dallas, Georgia, and dedicated to supporting individuals and families in navigating the journey of memory care with compassion and expertise.


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Promoting Autonomy in Memory Care Communities

June 10, 20245 min read

In the realm of memory care communities, fostering autonomy is not just a goal but a cornerstone of quality of life for residents. With a focus on dignity and respect, promoting autonomy becomes a pivotal aspect of caregiving strategies. This blog delves into the significance of autonomy in memory care settings, exploring how it enhances overall well-being and preserves individual identity. In this exploration, we'll uncover the multifaceted approaches that memory care communities employ to empower residents. From personalized care plans tailored to individual preferences to innovative environmental designs that encourage independence, we'll examine the myriad ways autonomy is upheld. By understanding the importance of autonomy in memory care, we can better appreciate the holistic approach needed to support individuals living with memory-related challenges, ensuring they maintain a sense of agency and fulfillment in their daily lives.

Empowering Independence: The Importance of Autonomy in Memory Care Communities

In memory care communities, where individuals may face cognitive challenges such as dementia or Alzheimer's disease, fostering autonomy takes on a profound significance. Autonomy, the ability to make choices and maintain independence, is not only a fundamental human right but also a crucial component of holistic care. In this blog post, we'll delve into why promoting autonomy in memory care communities is so vital and explore strategies for empowering residents to lead fulfilling lives with dignity and respect.

Memory Care

Understanding Autonomy in Memory Care

Autonomy in memory care doesn't mean complete independence but rather preserving a person's ability to make choices and participate in decision-making to the fullest extent possible. It acknowledges that individuals with cognitive impairments still have preferences, desires, and capabilities worth respecting.

Preserving Dignity and Self-Esteem

 When residents feel empowered to make choices about their daily lives, it preserves their sense of dignity and self-worth. Even seemingly small decisions, like what to wear or what activity to engage in, can have a significant impact on their self-esteem and quality of life.

Enhancing Quality of Life

Autonomy is closely linked to a higher quality of life for residents in memory care communities. When individuals feel in control of their environment and daily routines, they experience greater satisfaction, improved mood, and overall well-being.

Tailoring Care to Individual Needs

Promoting autonomy requires personalized care plans that take into account each resident's unique preferences, abilities, and background. By tailoring care to individual needs, caregivers can better support residents in maintaining their independence while providing necessary assistance when needed.

Empowering Care Partnerships

Autonomy isn't just about residents; it also involves empowering family members and care partners. Collaborative decision-making processes that involve families in care planning can strengthen relationships and ensure that residents' voices are heard and respected.

Creating a Supportive Environment: Strategies for Promoting Autonomy in Memory Care

In memory care communities, creating a supportive environment is essential for promoting autonomy among residents. Autonomy, the ability to make choices and maintain independence, is integral to preserving dignity and enhancing quality of life. In this blog post, we'll explore effective strategies for fostering a supportive environment that empowers residents to lead fulfilling lives while receiving the care they need.

Person-Centered Care Approach

 Adopting a person-centered care approach is foundational to promoting autonomy in memory care communities. This involves recognizing each resident as a unique individual with their own preferences, interests, and needs. By tailoring care plans and activities to align with residents' preferences, caregivers can empower them to make choices that enhance their sense of autonomy.

Open Communication Channels

Establishing open communication channels between residents, caregivers, and family members is essential for promoting autonomy. Regular family meetings, resident councils, and one-on-one discussions provide opportunities for residents to voice their preferences and concerns, ensuring that their needs are heard and respected.

Empowering Decision-Making

 Encouraging residents to participate in decision-making processes regarding their care, daily routines, and activities empowers them to maintain a sense of control over their lives. Caregivers can offer choices and support residents in making decisions, reinforcing their autonomy and self-confidence.

Accessible Environment Design

Creating an accessible environment that promotes independence is key to supporting autonomy in memory care communities. This includes implementing features such as clear signage, grab bars, and non-slip flooring to enhance safety and mobility. Additionally, arranging furniture and amenities in a way that minimizes confusion and promotes ease of navigation can empower residents to move around independently.

Encouraging Engagement in Meaningful Activities

 Providing a diverse range of meaningful activities tailored to residents' interests and abilities encourages engagement and promotes autonomy. From arts and crafts to music therapy and reminiscence sessions, offering opportunities for residents to participate in activities they enjoy fosters a sense of purpose and autonomy.

Respecting Individuality: Tailoring Care Plans for Autonomy in Memory Care

In memory care, recognizing and respecting the individuality of each resident is paramount. By tailoring care plans to their unique needs and preferences, we can promote autonomy and enhance their quality of life. Let's explore how personalized care fosters independence in memory care communities.

  • Personalized Assessment: Conduct thorough assessments to understand each resident's cognitive abilities, preferences, and daily routines.

  • Individualized Care Plans: Develop care plans that align with residents' preferences, ensuring they feel empowered and in control of their lives.

  • Flexible Approach: Remain adaptable to residents' changing needs and preferences, adjusting care plans accordingly to promote autonomy.

  • Communication: Foster open communication with residents and their families to ensure their voices are heard and respected in decision-making processes.

Conclusion

 Promoting autonomy in memory care communities is not just a noble endeavor; it's an essential aspect of providing dignified care to individuals living with memory impairments. By fostering autonomy, we empower residents to maintain a sense of independence and self-worth, thereby enhancing their overall quality of life. Through person-centered approaches, such as tailored activities and environmental modifications, we can create environments that support autonomy while ensuring safety and security. As we continue to explore innovative strategies and advocate for resident rights, let's remember that promoting autonomy is not only beneficial for individuals with memory challenges but also enriches the fabric of our communities by fostering inclusion and respect for diversity.


For further inquiries or to learn more about our commitment to promoting autonomy in memory care communities, please feel free to contact us at Bluescapes Lawn Care, LLC. You can reach us at 770-940-7807. We're located in Dallas, Georgia, and dedicated to supporting individuals and families in navigating the journey of memory care with compassion and expertise.


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Braley Care Homes

6192 US 60

Hurricane, WV 25526

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Referrals and Inquiries: (304) 767-4033

Facility Phone: (304) 201-3677

Facility Fax: (304) 201-3678

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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

Friday

9:00am – 6:30pm

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