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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.

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

Nola H.

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Strategies for Managing Behavior in Dementia Care

June 11, 20246 min read

In the labyrinth of dementia, where memories flicker and fade like distant stars, music becomes a beacon of familiarity and comfort. This transformative power of melodies has sparked a revolution in dementia care, offering a ray of hope amidst the shadows of forgetfulness. From the gentle strumming of a guitar to the soaring crescendo of a symphony, music has emerged as a potent tool to awaken dormant memories, evoke emotions, and nurture connections with loved ones. In this blog series, we delve into the remarkable journey of how music therapy is reshaping the landscape of dementia care, illuminating the path towards holistic well-being for both patients and caregivers alike. Join us as we explore the harmonious intersection of science, art, and compassion, where every note becomes a lifeline in the symphony of dementia care.

Understanding Dementia Behavior: A Guide for Caregivers

Caring for a loved one with dementia presents unique challenges, especially when it comes to managing their behavior. Dementia can cause a range of behavioral changes, from agitation and aggression to wandering and confusion. Understanding why these behaviors occur and how to effectively manage them is crucial for providing compassionate and effective care. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the common behavioral symptoms of dementia and provide practical strategies for caregivers to navigate them with patience and empathy.

Dementia

The Complexity of Dementia Behavior

Dementia is not just about memory loss; it also affects a person's behavior, emotions, and perceptions. Changes in the brain can lead to a variety of behavioral symptoms, including irritability, anxiety, and aggression. By understanding the underlying causes of these behaviors, caregivers can respond with empathy and patience.

 Identifying Triggers and Patterns

One key aspect of managing dementia behavior is recognizing the triggers that may lead to certain reactions. These triggers can vary from person to person and may include environmental factors, such as noise or confusion, as well as internal factors like pain or discomfort. By observing patterns and identifying triggers, caregivers can anticipate and prevent potential outbursts.

Communication Strategies for Dementia Care

 Effective communication is essential when caring for someone with dementia. As cognitive abilities decline, individuals may have difficulty expressing themselves or understanding others. Caregivers can enhance communication by using simple language, maintaining eye contact, and speaking in a calm and reassuring tone.

Creating a Therapeutic Environment

The environment plays a significant role in influencing behavior in individuals with dementia. Creating a calm, structured, and supportive environment can help reduce agitation and promote a sense of security. This may involve minimizing noise and distractions, establishing daily routines, and incorporating familiar objects and photographs.

Reducing Agitation and Anxiety

Agitation and anxiety are common behavioral symptoms of dementia that can be distressing for both the individual and their caregiver. Strategies for managing agitation include redirecting attention, providing reassurance, and engaging in calming activities such as listening to music or practicing deep breathing exercises.

Creating a Calming Environment: Tips for Dementia Care

Individuals with dementia often thrive in environments that are calm, structured, and supportive. Creating such an environment is essential for promoting their well-being and reducing stress and agitation. As a caregiver, you have the power to design a space that fosters a sense of security and comfort for your loved one with dementia. In this guide, we'll explore practical tips for creating a calming environment that caters to their unique needs and preferences.

Understand the Impact of the Environment

The physical environment plays a significant role in influencing the behavior and mood of individuals with dementia. Loud noises, clutter, and unfamiliar surroundings can cause distress and confusion. By understanding how the environment affects your loved one, you can make adjustments to create a more soothing atmosphere.

Prioritize Safety and Accessibility

 Safety should be a top priority when designing a calming environment for someone with dementia. Remove any hazards or obstacles that could pose a risk, such as loose rugs or sharp objects. Ensure that essential items are easily accessible and clearly labeled to promote independence and reduce frustration.

Use Soft Lighting and Neutral Colors

 Harsh lighting and bright colors can be overwhelming for individuals with dementia. Opt for soft, diffused lighting and neutral color schemes to create a calming ambiance. Natural light can also have a positive impact, so try to incorporate plenty of windows and outdoor views into the environment.

Minimize Noise and Distractions

 Excessive noise and distractions can contribute to agitation and confusion in individuals with dementia. Keep the environment as quiet and peaceful as possible by reducing background noise, such as TV or radio, and limiting the number of people coming and going. Soft, soothing music or natural sounds can help create a calming atmosphere.

Create Familiarity with Personal Items

 Surrounding your loved one with familiar objects and photographs can provide comfort and a sense of continuity. Display family photos, cherished mementos, and familiar belongings in prominent places to evoke positive memories and feelings of security.

Festive Communication Techniques for Dementia Care

Effective communication is crucial for maintaining connections and enhancing the quality of life for individuals with dementia, especially during festive seasons. However, communication can be challenging due to cognitive decline. In this guide, we'll explore key communication techniques tailored for the festive season, empowering caregivers to foster meaningful interactions and joyful moments with their loved ones.

  • Use Simple Language: During festive gatherings, use simple and clear language to convey messages, making it easier for individuals with dementia to understand and participate in conversations.

  • Encourage Participation: Engage individuals with dementia in festive activities such as decorating, singing carols, or wrapping gifts, promoting a sense of inclusion and enjoyment.

  • Be Patient and Supportive: Be patient and allow extra time for responses during conversations. Offer support and encouragement, creating a supportive environment where individuals feel valued and heard.

  • Utilize Visual Cues: Incorporate visual cues such as holiday decorations or family photos to stimulate memories and facilitate communication.

Conclusion

Effective strategies for managing behavior in dementia care are crucial for enhancing the quality of life for both patients and caregivers. By understanding the underlying causes of challenging behaviors and implementing tailored approaches such as environmental modifications, communication techniques, and engaging activities, caregivers can create a supportive and nurturing environment for individuals with dementia. Moreover, ongoing education and support for caregivers are essential to equip them with the necessary skills and resources to navigate the complexities of dementia care with confidence and compassion.

For more information on dementia care strategies or to inquire about our services, feel free to contact Bluescapes Lawn Care, LLC located in Dallas, Georgia. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care solutions and support to individuals and families facing the challenges of dementia. You can reach us at 770-940-7807. We're here to help you navigate the journey of dementia care with expertise and empathy.


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Dementia Care

Strategies for Managing Behavior in Dementia Care

June 11, 20246 min read

In the labyrinth of dementia, where memories flicker and fade like distant stars, music becomes a beacon of familiarity and comfort. This transformative power of melodies has sparked a revolution in dementia care, offering a ray of hope amidst the shadows of forgetfulness. From the gentle strumming of a guitar to the soaring crescendo of a symphony, music has emerged as a potent tool to awaken dormant memories, evoke emotions, and nurture connections with loved ones. In this blog series, we delve into the remarkable journey of how music therapy is reshaping the landscape of dementia care, illuminating the path towards holistic well-being for both patients and caregivers alike. Join us as we explore the harmonious intersection of science, art, and compassion, where every note becomes a lifeline in the symphony of dementia care.

Understanding Dementia Behavior: A Guide for Caregivers

Caring for a loved one with dementia presents unique challenges, especially when it comes to managing their behavior. Dementia can cause a range of behavioral changes, from agitation and aggression to wandering and confusion. Understanding why these behaviors occur and how to effectively manage them is crucial for providing compassionate and effective care. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the common behavioral symptoms of dementia and provide practical strategies for caregivers to navigate them with patience and empathy.

Dementia

The Complexity of Dementia Behavior

Dementia is not just about memory loss; it also affects a person's behavior, emotions, and perceptions. Changes in the brain can lead to a variety of behavioral symptoms, including irritability, anxiety, and aggression. By understanding the underlying causes of these behaviors, caregivers can respond with empathy and patience.

 Identifying Triggers and Patterns

One key aspect of managing dementia behavior is recognizing the triggers that may lead to certain reactions. These triggers can vary from person to person and may include environmental factors, such as noise or confusion, as well as internal factors like pain or discomfort. By observing patterns and identifying triggers, caregivers can anticipate and prevent potential outbursts.

Communication Strategies for Dementia Care

 Effective communication is essential when caring for someone with dementia. As cognitive abilities decline, individuals may have difficulty expressing themselves or understanding others. Caregivers can enhance communication by using simple language, maintaining eye contact, and speaking in a calm and reassuring tone.

Creating a Therapeutic Environment

The environment plays a significant role in influencing behavior in individuals with dementia. Creating a calm, structured, and supportive environment can help reduce agitation and promote a sense of security. This may involve minimizing noise and distractions, establishing daily routines, and incorporating familiar objects and photographs.

Reducing Agitation and Anxiety

Agitation and anxiety are common behavioral symptoms of dementia that can be distressing for both the individual and their caregiver. Strategies for managing agitation include redirecting attention, providing reassurance, and engaging in calming activities such as listening to music or practicing deep breathing exercises.

Creating a Calming Environment: Tips for Dementia Care

Individuals with dementia often thrive in environments that are calm, structured, and supportive. Creating such an environment is essential for promoting their well-being and reducing stress and agitation. As a caregiver, you have the power to design a space that fosters a sense of security and comfort for your loved one with dementia. In this guide, we'll explore practical tips for creating a calming environment that caters to their unique needs and preferences.

Understand the Impact of the Environment

The physical environment plays a significant role in influencing the behavior and mood of individuals with dementia. Loud noises, clutter, and unfamiliar surroundings can cause distress and confusion. By understanding how the environment affects your loved one, you can make adjustments to create a more soothing atmosphere.

Prioritize Safety and Accessibility

 Safety should be a top priority when designing a calming environment for someone with dementia. Remove any hazards or obstacles that could pose a risk, such as loose rugs or sharp objects. Ensure that essential items are easily accessible and clearly labeled to promote independence and reduce frustration.

Use Soft Lighting and Neutral Colors

 Harsh lighting and bright colors can be overwhelming for individuals with dementia. Opt for soft, diffused lighting and neutral color schemes to create a calming ambiance. Natural light can also have a positive impact, so try to incorporate plenty of windows and outdoor views into the environment.

Minimize Noise and Distractions

 Excessive noise and distractions can contribute to agitation and confusion in individuals with dementia. Keep the environment as quiet and peaceful as possible by reducing background noise, such as TV or radio, and limiting the number of people coming and going. Soft, soothing music or natural sounds can help create a calming atmosphere.

Create Familiarity with Personal Items

 Surrounding your loved one with familiar objects and photographs can provide comfort and a sense of continuity. Display family photos, cherished mementos, and familiar belongings in prominent places to evoke positive memories and feelings of security.

Festive Communication Techniques for Dementia Care

Effective communication is crucial for maintaining connections and enhancing the quality of life for individuals with dementia, especially during festive seasons. However, communication can be challenging due to cognitive decline. In this guide, we'll explore key communication techniques tailored for the festive season, empowering caregivers to foster meaningful interactions and joyful moments with their loved ones.

  • Use Simple Language: During festive gatherings, use simple and clear language to convey messages, making it easier for individuals with dementia to understand and participate in conversations.

  • Encourage Participation: Engage individuals with dementia in festive activities such as decorating, singing carols, or wrapping gifts, promoting a sense of inclusion and enjoyment.

  • Be Patient and Supportive: Be patient and allow extra time for responses during conversations. Offer support and encouragement, creating a supportive environment where individuals feel valued and heard.

  • Utilize Visual Cues: Incorporate visual cues such as holiday decorations or family photos to stimulate memories and facilitate communication.

Conclusion

Effective strategies for managing behavior in dementia care are crucial for enhancing the quality of life for both patients and caregivers. By understanding the underlying causes of challenging behaviors and implementing tailored approaches such as environmental modifications, communication techniques, and engaging activities, caregivers can create a supportive and nurturing environment for individuals with dementia. Moreover, ongoing education and support for caregivers are essential to equip them with the necessary skills and resources to navigate the complexities of dementia care with confidence and compassion.

For more information on dementia care strategies or to inquire about our services, feel free to contact Bluescapes Lawn Care, LLC located in Dallas, Georgia. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care solutions and support to individuals and families facing the challenges of dementia. You can reach us at 770-940-7807. We're here to help you navigate the journey of dementia care with expertise and empathy.


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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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