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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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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

Support Networks for Families in Memory Care

June 11, 20246 min read

Navigating the complexities of memory care can be a daunting journey for both individuals living with memory impairments and their families. However, amidst the challenges, there exists a beacon of hope and support in the form of dedicated networks tailored specifically for families. These support networks serve as invaluable resources, offering guidance, emotional support, and practical assistance to families as they navigate the unique demands of caring for their loved ones with memory loss. In this blog series, we will delve into the world of memory care support networks, exploring the diverse range of services they provide and the profound impact they have on the lives of families. From educational workshops and counseling sessions to peer support groups and respite care options, these networks offer a holistic approach to caregiving, empowering families to cope with the emotional and logistical challenges of memory care with strength and resilience. Join us as we uncover the vital role that support networks play in fostering a sense of community, understanding, and compassion for families in memory care.

Understanding the Importance of Support Networks for Families in Memory Care

Caring for a loved one with memory impairment can be an emotionally and physically demanding journey. Families often find themselves navigating unfamiliar territory, facing a myriad of challenges and uncertainties along the way. In times like these, having a strong support network can make all the difference.

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Navigating the Emotional Rollercoaster

 Memory care can evoke a wide range of emotions for families, from sadness and frustration to guilt and anxiety. Having a support network provides a safe space to express these feelings without judgment. Whether it's a shoulder to cry on or a listening ear, knowing that there are others who understand what you're going through can be incredibly comforting.

Accessing Information and Resources

One of the greatest benefits of a support network is access to valuable information and resources. From learning about the latest research and treatment options to finding practical tips for managing day-to-day challenges, having a network of knowledgeable individuals can empower families to make informed decisions about their loved one's care.

Sharing Experiences and Insights

Each family's journey through memory care is unique, but there is strength in shared experiences. Support networks provide an opportunity for families to connect with others who are facing similar challenges, allowing them to exchange insights, share coping strategies, and offer words of encouragement along the way.

Reducing Feelings of Isolation

Caring for a loved one with memory impairment can often feel isolating, especially if friends and family members don't fully understand the complexities of the situation. Being part of a support network helps families combat feelings of isolation by connecting them with others who are going through similar experiences. This sense of camaraderie can provide much-needed emotional support and validation.

Empowering Caregivers

 Caregiving can be physically and emotionally taxing, and it's essential for caregivers to prioritize their own well-being. Support networks empower caregivers to do just that by offering respite care options, organizing support groups, and providing access to counseling services. By taking care of themselves, caregivers can better fulfill their role and provide the best possible care for their loved one.

Building Resilience: How Support Networks Empower Families in Memory Care

Caring for a loved one with memory impairment presents a multitude of challenges that can test the resilience of even the strongest families. From managing the emotional toll to navigating complex healthcare systems, the journey through memory care can be overwhelming. However, amidst these challenges, support networks play a crucial role in empowering families to build resilience and navigate the journey with strength and determination.

Providing Emotional Support

 The emotional impact of caring for a loved one with memory impairment cannot be overstated. Support networks offer a safe space for families to express their feelings, whether it's frustration, sadness, or fear. Through sharing experiences and offering empathy, members of the network provide invaluable emotional support that helps families cope with the ups and downs of the journey.

Offering Practical Guidance

 Beyond emotional support, support networks provide practical guidance to help families navigate the complexities of memory care. Whether it's advice on managing medications, coordinating doctor's appointments, or accessing community resources, the collective knowledge and experience within the network empower families to tackle logistical challenges with confidence.

Encouraging Self-Care

Caregiving can be physically and emotionally demanding, often leading to burnout and exhaustion. Support networks emphasize the importance of self-care, reminding caregivers to prioritize their own well-being. From arranging respite care to offering encouragement to take breaks and engage in activities they enjoy, the network helps caregivers recharge and replenish their energy.

Sharing Coping Strategies

Each family's journey through memory care is unique, but there is strength in shared experiences. Support networks provide a platform for families to exchange coping strategies and learn from one another. Whether it's finding creative ways to manage challenging behaviors or learning relaxation techniques to reduce stress, the collective wisdom of the network equips families with valuable tools for resilience.

Promoting Advocacy and Empowerment

 Support networks empower families to advocate for themselves and their loved ones within the healthcare system. By sharing knowledge about rights and entitlements, offering guidance on navigating insurance claims, and providing support during challenging interactions with healthcare professionals, the network helps families assert their voice and rights with confidence.

Finding Strength in Community: The Power of Peer Support in Memory Care

Caring for a loved one with memory impairment can feel isolating, but in the community of others facing similar challenges, strength is found. Peer support in memory care offers understanding, validation, and practical advice, fostering resilience and hope.

  • Shared Understanding: Peer support connects families with others who truly understand the journey of memory care, providing a sense of validation and empathy that reduces feelings of isolation.

  • Practical Advice: In peer support groups, families exchange strategies and tips for managing the practical aspects of caregiving, from navigating healthcare systems to coping with challenging behaviors.

  • Emotional Support: Through shared experiences and compassionate listening, peer support offers a safe space for families to express their emotions, providing comfort and encouragement in times of difficulty.

  • Building Resilience: By offering solidarity, guidance, and encouragement, peer support helps families build resilience, empowering them to face the challenges of memory care with strength and determination.

Conclusion

Navigating the journey of memory care for a loved one can be both emotionally and logistically challenging. However, with the support of dedicated memory care facilities and the invaluable assistance of support networks, families can find solace and guidance. These networks offer a wealth of resources, from educational materials to peer support groups, ensuring families feel empowered and understood every step of the way. By accessing these networks, families can enhance their understanding of memory care, discover coping mechanisms, and forge meaningful connections with others facing similar experiences. Together, they create a community of strength, resilience, and compassion, fostering an environment where families can thrive amidst the complexities of memory care.

For further information on support networks for families in memory care or to explore additional resources, please don't hesitate to contact us at Bluescapes Lawn Care, LLC. Located in Dallas, Georgia, our team is dedicated to providing support and guidance to families navigating the challenges of memory care. You can reach us at 770-940-7807.


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Memory Care

Support Networks for Families in Memory Care

June 11, 20246 min read

Navigating the complexities of memory care can be a daunting journey for both individuals living with memory impairments and their families. However, amidst the challenges, there exists a beacon of hope and support in the form of dedicated networks tailored specifically for families. These support networks serve as invaluable resources, offering guidance, emotional support, and practical assistance to families as they navigate the unique demands of caring for their loved ones with memory loss. In this blog series, we will delve into the world of memory care support networks, exploring the diverse range of services they provide and the profound impact they have on the lives of families. From educational workshops and counseling sessions to peer support groups and respite care options, these networks offer a holistic approach to caregiving, empowering families to cope with the emotional and logistical challenges of memory care with strength and resilience. Join us as we uncover the vital role that support networks play in fostering a sense of community, understanding, and compassion for families in memory care.

Understanding the Importance of Support Networks for Families in Memory Care

Caring for a loved one with memory impairment can be an emotionally and physically demanding journey. Families often find themselves navigating unfamiliar territory, facing a myriad of challenges and uncertainties along the way. In times like these, having a strong support network can make all the difference.

Memory Care

Navigating the Emotional Rollercoaster

 Memory care can evoke a wide range of emotions for families, from sadness and frustration to guilt and anxiety. Having a support network provides a safe space to express these feelings without judgment. Whether it's a shoulder to cry on or a listening ear, knowing that there are others who understand what you're going through can be incredibly comforting.

Accessing Information and Resources

One of the greatest benefits of a support network is access to valuable information and resources. From learning about the latest research and treatment options to finding practical tips for managing day-to-day challenges, having a network of knowledgeable individuals can empower families to make informed decisions about their loved one's care.

Sharing Experiences and Insights

Each family's journey through memory care is unique, but there is strength in shared experiences. Support networks provide an opportunity for families to connect with others who are facing similar challenges, allowing them to exchange insights, share coping strategies, and offer words of encouragement along the way.

Reducing Feelings of Isolation

Caring for a loved one with memory impairment can often feel isolating, especially if friends and family members don't fully understand the complexities of the situation. Being part of a support network helps families combat feelings of isolation by connecting them with others who are going through similar experiences. This sense of camaraderie can provide much-needed emotional support and validation.

Empowering Caregivers

 Caregiving can be physically and emotionally taxing, and it's essential for caregivers to prioritize their own well-being. Support networks empower caregivers to do just that by offering respite care options, organizing support groups, and providing access to counseling services. By taking care of themselves, caregivers can better fulfill their role and provide the best possible care for their loved one.

Building Resilience: How Support Networks Empower Families in Memory Care

Caring for a loved one with memory impairment presents a multitude of challenges that can test the resilience of even the strongest families. From managing the emotional toll to navigating complex healthcare systems, the journey through memory care can be overwhelming. However, amidst these challenges, support networks play a crucial role in empowering families to build resilience and navigate the journey with strength and determination.

Providing Emotional Support

 The emotional impact of caring for a loved one with memory impairment cannot be overstated. Support networks offer a safe space for families to express their feelings, whether it's frustration, sadness, or fear. Through sharing experiences and offering empathy, members of the network provide invaluable emotional support that helps families cope with the ups and downs of the journey.

Offering Practical Guidance

 Beyond emotional support, support networks provide practical guidance to help families navigate the complexities of memory care. Whether it's advice on managing medications, coordinating doctor's appointments, or accessing community resources, the collective knowledge and experience within the network empower families to tackle logistical challenges with confidence.

Encouraging Self-Care

Caregiving can be physically and emotionally demanding, often leading to burnout and exhaustion. Support networks emphasize the importance of self-care, reminding caregivers to prioritize their own well-being. From arranging respite care to offering encouragement to take breaks and engage in activities they enjoy, the network helps caregivers recharge and replenish their energy.

Sharing Coping Strategies

Each family's journey through memory care is unique, but there is strength in shared experiences. Support networks provide a platform for families to exchange coping strategies and learn from one another. Whether it's finding creative ways to manage challenging behaviors or learning relaxation techniques to reduce stress, the collective wisdom of the network equips families with valuable tools for resilience.

Promoting Advocacy and Empowerment

 Support networks empower families to advocate for themselves and their loved ones within the healthcare system. By sharing knowledge about rights and entitlements, offering guidance on navigating insurance claims, and providing support during challenging interactions with healthcare professionals, the network helps families assert their voice and rights with confidence.

Finding Strength in Community: The Power of Peer Support in Memory Care

Caring for a loved one with memory impairment can feel isolating, but in the community of others facing similar challenges, strength is found. Peer support in memory care offers understanding, validation, and practical advice, fostering resilience and hope.

  • Shared Understanding: Peer support connects families with others who truly understand the journey of memory care, providing a sense of validation and empathy that reduces feelings of isolation.

  • Practical Advice: In peer support groups, families exchange strategies and tips for managing the practical aspects of caregiving, from navigating healthcare systems to coping with challenging behaviors.

  • Emotional Support: Through shared experiences and compassionate listening, peer support offers a safe space for families to express their emotions, providing comfort and encouragement in times of difficulty.

  • Building Resilience: By offering solidarity, guidance, and encouragement, peer support helps families build resilience, empowering them to face the challenges of memory care with strength and determination.

Conclusion

Navigating the journey of memory care for a loved one can be both emotionally and logistically challenging. However, with the support of dedicated memory care facilities and the invaluable assistance of support networks, families can find solace and guidance. These networks offer a wealth of resources, from educational materials to peer support groups, ensuring families feel empowered and understood every step of the way. By accessing these networks, families can enhance their understanding of memory care, discover coping mechanisms, and forge meaningful connections with others facing similar experiences. Together, they create a community of strength, resilience, and compassion, fostering an environment where families can thrive amidst the complexities of memory care.

For further information on support networks for families in memory care or to explore additional resources, please don't hesitate to contact us at Bluescapes Lawn Care, LLC. Located in Dallas, Georgia, our team is dedicated to providing support and guidance to families navigating the challenges of memory care. You can reach us at 770-940-7807.


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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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9:00am – 6:30pm

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