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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.

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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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Memory Care

Redefining Memory Care for Aging Loved Ones

June 11, 20247 min read

As our loved ones age, ensuring they receive the care and support they deserve becomes increasingly important. In particular, those experiencing memory loss require specialized attention and understanding. That's why redefining memory care has become a crucial focus in the realm of elder care. It's about creating environments that promote not just safety and health, but also dignity, engagement, and quality of life for individuals navigating memory-related challenges. In this blog series, we delve into the evolving landscape of memory care, exploring innovative approaches, best practices, and emerging technologies designed to enhance the lives of aging loved ones. From personalized therapies to nurturing environments tailored to individual needs, we'll uncover how redefining memory care goes beyond traditional models to foster a sense of purpose, connection, and joy for both seniors and their families. Join us on this journey of reimagining how we support and celebrate the rich tapestry of memories that shape our loved ones' lives.

Understanding the Evolution of Memory Care: A Journey Towards Redefining Aging Care

Memory care has undergone a significant evolution over the years, transitioning from institutionalized settings to more person-centered approaches that prioritize individual needs and preferences. This journey towards redefining aging care has been shaped by advancements in research, changes in societal attitudes, and a growing recognition of the importance of dignity and quality of life for seniors with cognitive challenges. In this blog post, we'll explore the various stages of this evolution, from traditional nursing homes to innovative memory care communities, and discuss how these changes are reshaping the landscape of aging care for the better.

Redefining Memory Care for Aging Loved Ones

The Era of Institutionalization

 In the not-so-distant past, memory care for aging loved ones often meant placement in institutionalized settings such as nursing homes or psychiatric hospitals. These facilities provided basic medical care but lacked the personalized attention and support necessary to meet the unique needs of individuals with dementia or other memory-related conditions. Residents were often subjected to rigid routines and limited autonomy, leading to feelings of isolation and disconnection from their surroundings.

Shifting Paradigms Person-Centered Care

 As awareness of the shortcomings of institutionalized care grew, so too did the demand for more person-centered approaches to memory care. This paradigm shift emphasized the importance of recognizing each individual's unique history, preferences, and abilities, and tailoring care plans accordingly. Person-centered care prioritizes dignity, respect, and autonomy, empowering seniors to maintain a sense of independence and purpose despite cognitive challenges.

The Rise of Memory Care Communities

In response to the need for specialized care environments, memory care communities began to emerge, offering tailored support for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Unlike traditional nursing homes, these communities are designed specifically to meet the needs of individuals with memory-related conditions, with features such as secure outdoor spaces, memory-enhancing activities, and trained staff who understand the complexities of cognitive impairment.

Embracing Innovative Therapies and Technologies

 Advancements in research and technology have played a significant role in shaping the evolution of memory care. From reminiscence therapy to sensory stimulation programs, innovative therapies are helping to improve cognitive function and enhance quality of life for aging loved ones. Additionally, technology such as wearable devices and smart home technologies are providing new opportunities for monitoring and support, allowing seniors to age in place with greater safety and independence.

Integrating Wellness and Lifestyle Programs

Recognizing the importance of holistic well-being, many memory care communities now offer a range of wellness and lifestyle programs designed to promote physical, emotional, and social health. From fitness classes to art therapy workshops, these programs provide opportunities for engagement, connection, and personal growth, fostering a sense of community and purpose among residents.

The Importance of Personalization in Memory Care: Tailoring Support for Individual Needs

Memory care is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Each individual living with dementia or other memory-related conditions has unique preferences, abilities, and challenges. Therefore, the importance of personalization in memory care cannot be overstated. By tailoring support to meet the specific needs of each person, we can enhance their quality of life, promote independence, and preserve their dignity. In this blog post, we'll explore why personalization is crucial in memory care and how it can make a significant difference in the lives of aging loved ones.

Recognizing Individual Histories and Preferences

 One of the key aspects of personalization in memory care is recognizing and honoring each individual's unique history and preferences. Whether it's a favorite hobby, a cherished memory, or a specific routine, understanding what brings joy and comfort to a person with dementia can inform their care plan and enhance their overall well-being.

Tailoring Activities and Engagement

 Engagement in meaningful activities is essential for cognitive stimulation and emotional fulfillment in memory care. Personalization involves tailoring activities to align with each individual's interests, abilities, and cognitive strengths. From music therapy to art classes to reminiscence sessions, offering a variety of activities ensures that everyone can participate in ways that resonate with them personally.

Adapting Communication Styles

Effective communication is vital for building rapport and fostering trust in memory care settings. Personalization involves adapting communication styles to meet the needs of individuals with varying levels of cognitive impairment. This may include using simple language, providing visual cues, and practicing active listening to ensure that each person feels understood and valued.

Customizing Care Plans

 No two individuals experience dementia in exactly the same way, which is why personalized care plans are essential in memory care. By conducting thorough assessments and involving the individual and their family in care planning discussions, caregivers can tailor support to address specific challenges and goals. Whether it's assistance with daily activities, medication management, or emotional support, personalized care plans ensure that each person's needs are met effectively.

Respecting Autonomy and Choice

 Maintaining a sense of autonomy and choice is crucial for preserving dignity and promoting well-being in memory care. Personalization involves empowering individuals to make decisions about their daily routines, activities, and care preferences whenever possible. Whether it's choosing what to wear, what to eat, or how to spend their leisure time, respecting autonomy fosters a sense of empowerment and independence.

Empowering Caregivers: Building Resilience and Providing Vital Support

Caregiving for a loved one with memory-related conditions can be emotionally and physically demanding. Empowering caregivers is essential for ensuring their well-being and the quality of care provided to aging loved ones. In this post, we'll discuss key strategies for building resilience and offering vital support to caregivers in memory care settings.

  • Education and Training: Providing caregivers with access to educational resources and training programs equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively care for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

  • Respite Care Options: Offering respite care services allows caregivers to take breaks and recharge, preventing burnout and promoting their overall well-being.

  • Peer Support Groups: Connecting caregivers with peer support groups provides opportunities for sharing experiences, exchanging advice, and finding solidarity in the caregiving journey.

  • Emotional Counseling: Offering counseling services to caregivers helps them process their emotions, cope with stress, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Conclusion

Redefining memory care for aging loved ones is not just a necessity but a compassionate approach towards ensuring their quality of life. By embracing innovative strategies, personalized attention, and holistic support systems, we can transform the landscape of memory care, fostering environments where individuals can thrive despite cognitive challenges. It's about creating spaces filled with warmth, understanding, and dignity, where every individual's unique needs are recognized and met with empathy and respect.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to explore further how you can enhance the memory care journey for your loved ones, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Bluescapes Lawn Care, LLC. Located in Dallas, Georgia, you can contact us at 770-940-7807. We're dedicated to providing not just lawn care, but also fostering holistic well-being for seniors, ensuring their comfort and happiness every step of the way.


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Memory Care

Redefining Memory Care for Aging Loved Ones

June 11, 20247 min read

As our loved ones age, ensuring they receive the care and support they deserve becomes increasingly important. In particular, those experiencing memory loss require specialized attention and understanding. That's why redefining memory care has become a crucial focus in the realm of elder care. It's about creating environments that promote not just safety and health, but also dignity, engagement, and quality of life for individuals navigating memory-related challenges. In this blog series, we delve into the evolving landscape of memory care, exploring innovative approaches, best practices, and emerging technologies designed to enhance the lives of aging loved ones. From personalized therapies to nurturing environments tailored to individual needs, we'll uncover how redefining memory care goes beyond traditional models to foster a sense of purpose, connection, and joy for both seniors and their families. Join us on this journey of reimagining how we support and celebrate the rich tapestry of memories that shape our loved ones' lives.

Understanding the Evolution of Memory Care: A Journey Towards Redefining Aging Care

Memory care has undergone a significant evolution over the years, transitioning from institutionalized settings to more person-centered approaches that prioritize individual needs and preferences. This journey towards redefining aging care has been shaped by advancements in research, changes in societal attitudes, and a growing recognition of the importance of dignity and quality of life for seniors with cognitive challenges. In this blog post, we'll explore the various stages of this evolution, from traditional nursing homes to innovative memory care communities, and discuss how these changes are reshaping the landscape of aging care for the better.

Redefining Memory Care for Aging Loved Ones

The Era of Institutionalization

 In the not-so-distant past, memory care for aging loved ones often meant placement in institutionalized settings such as nursing homes or psychiatric hospitals. These facilities provided basic medical care but lacked the personalized attention and support necessary to meet the unique needs of individuals with dementia or other memory-related conditions. Residents were often subjected to rigid routines and limited autonomy, leading to feelings of isolation and disconnection from their surroundings.

Shifting Paradigms Person-Centered Care

 As awareness of the shortcomings of institutionalized care grew, so too did the demand for more person-centered approaches to memory care. This paradigm shift emphasized the importance of recognizing each individual's unique history, preferences, and abilities, and tailoring care plans accordingly. Person-centered care prioritizes dignity, respect, and autonomy, empowering seniors to maintain a sense of independence and purpose despite cognitive challenges.

The Rise of Memory Care Communities

In response to the need for specialized care environments, memory care communities began to emerge, offering tailored support for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Unlike traditional nursing homes, these communities are designed specifically to meet the needs of individuals with memory-related conditions, with features such as secure outdoor spaces, memory-enhancing activities, and trained staff who understand the complexities of cognitive impairment.

Embracing Innovative Therapies and Technologies

 Advancements in research and technology have played a significant role in shaping the evolution of memory care. From reminiscence therapy to sensory stimulation programs, innovative therapies are helping to improve cognitive function and enhance quality of life for aging loved ones. Additionally, technology such as wearable devices and smart home technologies are providing new opportunities for monitoring and support, allowing seniors to age in place with greater safety and independence.

Integrating Wellness and Lifestyle Programs

Recognizing the importance of holistic well-being, many memory care communities now offer a range of wellness and lifestyle programs designed to promote physical, emotional, and social health. From fitness classes to art therapy workshops, these programs provide opportunities for engagement, connection, and personal growth, fostering a sense of community and purpose among residents.

The Importance of Personalization in Memory Care: Tailoring Support for Individual Needs

Memory care is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Each individual living with dementia or other memory-related conditions has unique preferences, abilities, and challenges. Therefore, the importance of personalization in memory care cannot be overstated. By tailoring support to meet the specific needs of each person, we can enhance their quality of life, promote independence, and preserve their dignity. In this blog post, we'll explore why personalization is crucial in memory care and how it can make a significant difference in the lives of aging loved ones.

Recognizing Individual Histories and Preferences

 One of the key aspects of personalization in memory care is recognizing and honoring each individual's unique history and preferences. Whether it's a favorite hobby, a cherished memory, or a specific routine, understanding what brings joy and comfort to a person with dementia can inform their care plan and enhance their overall well-being.

Tailoring Activities and Engagement

 Engagement in meaningful activities is essential for cognitive stimulation and emotional fulfillment in memory care. Personalization involves tailoring activities to align with each individual's interests, abilities, and cognitive strengths. From music therapy to art classes to reminiscence sessions, offering a variety of activities ensures that everyone can participate in ways that resonate with them personally.

Adapting Communication Styles

Effective communication is vital for building rapport and fostering trust in memory care settings. Personalization involves adapting communication styles to meet the needs of individuals with varying levels of cognitive impairment. This may include using simple language, providing visual cues, and practicing active listening to ensure that each person feels understood and valued.

Customizing Care Plans

 No two individuals experience dementia in exactly the same way, which is why personalized care plans are essential in memory care. By conducting thorough assessments and involving the individual and their family in care planning discussions, caregivers can tailor support to address specific challenges and goals. Whether it's assistance with daily activities, medication management, or emotional support, personalized care plans ensure that each person's needs are met effectively.

Respecting Autonomy and Choice

 Maintaining a sense of autonomy and choice is crucial for preserving dignity and promoting well-being in memory care. Personalization involves empowering individuals to make decisions about their daily routines, activities, and care preferences whenever possible. Whether it's choosing what to wear, what to eat, or how to spend their leisure time, respecting autonomy fosters a sense of empowerment and independence.

Empowering Caregivers: Building Resilience and Providing Vital Support

Caregiving for a loved one with memory-related conditions can be emotionally and physically demanding. Empowering caregivers is essential for ensuring their well-being and the quality of care provided to aging loved ones. In this post, we'll discuss key strategies for building resilience and offering vital support to caregivers in memory care settings.

  • Education and Training: Providing caregivers with access to educational resources and training programs equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively care for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

  • Respite Care Options: Offering respite care services allows caregivers to take breaks and recharge, preventing burnout and promoting their overall well-being.

  • Peer Support Groups: Connecting caregivers with peer support groups provides opportunities for sharing experiences, exchanging advice, and finding solidarity in the caregiving journey.

  • Emotional Counseling: Offering counseling services to caregivers helps them process their emotions, cope with stress, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Conclusion

Redefining memory care for aging loved ones is not just a necessity but a compassionate approach towards ensuring their quality of life. By embracing innovative strategies, personalized attention, and holistic support systems, we can transform the landscape of memory care, fostering environments where individuals can thrive despite cognitive challenges. It's about creating spaces filled with warmth, understanding, and dignity, where every individual's unique needs are recognized and met with empathy and respect.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to explore further how you can enhance the memory care journey for your loved ones, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Bluescapes Lawn Care, LLC. Located in Dallas, Georgia, you can contact us at 770-940-7807. We're dedicated to providing not just lawn care, but also fostering holistic well-being for seniors, ensuring their comfort and happiness every step of the way.


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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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