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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.

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.

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

The Importance of Personalized Memory Care

June 11, 20247 min read

In an age where the pursuit of personalized services is becoming increasingly prevalent, the significance of tailored care extends beyond mere convenience—it becomes a lifeline for those navigating the intricate landscape of memory loss. This rings especially true in the realm of memory care, where individuals grappling with conditions like dementia and Alzheimer's find solace in interventions specifically designed to cater to their unique needs. "The Importance of Personalized Memory Care" delves into the critical role of individualized approaches in enhancing the quality of life for those affected by cognitive decline. From customized therapeutic activities to specialized attention addressing varying stages of memory impairment, this exploration unveils the profound impact of personalized care solutions. Join us as we unravel the transformative potential of tailored memory care in preserving dignity, fostering independence, and nurturing a sense of belonging for individuals traversing the challenging terrain of memory-related disorders.

Understanding the Unique Needs: Why Personalized Memory Care Matters

Memory care isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. For individuals grappling with conditions like Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, the journey is deeply personal and unique. Each person brings their own history, preferences, and challenges to the table. This diversity underscores why personalized memory care isn't just a luxury but a necessity. In this article, we'll delve into the reasons why personalized memory care matters, exploring how tailored approaches can significantly enhance the well-being and quality of life for those navigating the complexities of memory loss.

 Memory Care

The Complexity of Memory Conditions

 Memory conditions aren't uniform. Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia—each presents its own set of challenges and symptoms. Understanding these nuances is crucial in providing effective care. Personalized memory care recognizes and accommodates these differences, ensuring that individuals receive interventions tailored to their specific condition and stage of progression.

Honoring Individual Preferences

One of the hallmarks of personalized memory care is its focus on honoring individual preferences. Whether it's a favorite activity, a cherished routine, or simply a preferred meal, these personal touches can make a world of difference in someone's quality of life. By taking the time to understand and incorporate these preferences into the care plan, caregivers can create a more meaningful and fulfilling experience for their loved ones.

Preserving Dignity and Autonomy

Maintaining a sense of dignity and autonomy is paramount for individuals with memory loss. However, traditional care models often overlook these essential aspects. Personalized memory care places a strong emphasis on preserving the personhood of individuals, empowering them to make choices and participate in decisions regarding their care to the fullest extent possible.

Adapting to Changing Needs

Memory conditions are progressive, meaning that needs and abilities can fluctuate over time. What works today may not be effective tomorrow. Personalized memory care recognizes this fluidity and emphasizes flexibility in care planning. By continuously assessing and adapting to changing needs, caregivers can ensure that their loved ones receive the support and assistance they require at every stage of their journey.

Addressing Comorbidities and Unique Challenges

 Memory loss rarely occurs in isolation. Individuals with dementia often have other health conditions or challenges that require attention. Personalized memory care takes a holistic approach, addressing not only cognitive impairments but also comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, or physical limitations. By tackling these issues comprehensively, caregivers can improve overall health outcomes and quality of life.

Empathy in Action: How Personalized Memory Care Enhances Quality of Life

Empathy lies at the heart of personalized memory care. It's more than just a buzzword—it's a guiding principle that shapes every aspect of the caregiving journey. For individuals living with memory loss, empathy means understanding their experiences, validating their emotions, and responding to their needs with compassion and respect. In this article, we'll explore how empathy in action, through personalized memory care, has a profound impact on the quality of life for those navigating the challenges of cognitive decline.

Building Trust and Rapport

Empathy is the foundation of trust and rapport between caregivers and individuals with memory loss. By approaching interactions with genuine understanding and compassion, caregivers can establish meaningful connections that foster a sense of security and well-being. This trust forms the basis of effective communication and collaboration in the caregiving relationship.

Validation of Emotions and Experiences

 Living with memory loss can evoke a wide range of emotions, from frustration and confusion to fear and sadness. Empathetic caregivers acknowledge and validate these emotions, creating a safe space for individuals to express themselves without judgment. Through active listening and validation, personalized memory care helps individuals feel seen, heard, and understood.

Tailoring Care to Individual Needs

 Empathy enables caregivers to recognize and respond to the unique needs of each individual. Personalized memory care goes beyond one-size-fits-all approaches, taking into account factors such as personal preferences, life history, and cultural background. By tailoring care plans to align with individual needs and preferences, caregivers can enhance the sense of autonomy and dignity for those in their care.

Promoting Meaningful Engagement

Empathy drives caregivers to seek out opportunities for meaningful engagement and connection. Whether it's reminiscing about past experiences, participating in favorite hobbies, or simply sharing a moment of laughter, personalized memory care prioritizes activities that bring joy and fulfillment to individuals with memory loss. These moments of connection contribute to a sense of purpose and belonging, enriching their quality of life.

Creating a Calm and Supportive Environment

 Living with memory loss can be disorienting and overwhelming. Empathetic caregivers create environments that are calm, predictable, and supportive, reducing stress and anxiety for individuals with memory loss. Through familiar routines, soothing cues, and gentle redirection, personalized memory care fosters a sense of security and comfort, allowing individuals to navigate their surroundings with greater ease.


Family Involvement: A Cornerstone of Personalized Memory Care

Family involvement is not just an option but a vital component of personalized memory care. When families actively participate in the care journey, it enhances the quality of life for their loved ones with memory loss. In this article, we'll explore the key points highlighting why family involvement is crucial in providing effective and holistic care for individuals navigating memory impairments.

  • Shared Understanding and Communication: Family members offer invaluable insights into the individual's preferences, habits, and life history, aiding in the creation of personalized care plans. Effective communication between caregivers and families ensures that everyone is on the same page regarding the individual's needs and desires.

  • Emotional Support and Respite: Caring for a loved one with memory loss can be emotionally and physically taxing. Family involvement provides emotional support to both the individual with memory loss and the primary caregiver. It also allows caregivers to take much-needed breaks, preventing burnout and ensuring continuity of care.

  • Continuity and Consistency: Family members provide a sense of continuity and familiarity in the individual's life, which is particularly beneficial for those with memory impairments. Their presence helps maintain routines, reduces anxiety, and promotes a sense of security and well-being.

  • Validation of Identity and Personhood: Family involvement reinforces the individual's sense of identity and personhood. By engaging in meaningful activities, reminiscing about shared memories, and simply spending time together, families affirm the individual's worth and dignity, counteracting the stigma often associated with memory loss.

Conclusion

The importance of personalized memory care cannot be overstated. It's not just about providing assistance with daily activities; it's about preserving dignity, promoting independence, and nurturing a sense of belonging for individuals facing memory-related challenges. By tailoring care plans to each person's unique needs and preferences, we can enhance their quality of life and well-being, fostering a supportive environment where they can thrive. Whether it's through engaging activities, specialized therapies, or compassionate companionship, personalized memory care empowers individuals to live with dignity and purpose, honoring their individuality every step of the way.

If you're seeking personalized memory care services for yourself or a loved one, don't hesitate to reach out to Bluescapes Lawn Care, LLC in Dallas, Georgia. Our dedicated team is committed to providing compassionate, individualized care that meets the unique needs of each resident. Contact us at 770-940-7807 to learn more about our memory care programs and how we can support you or your loved one on the journey to a fulfilling and dignified life.


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Memory Care

The Importance of Personalized Memory Care

June 11, 20247 min read

In an age where the pursuit of personalized services is becoming increasingly prevalent, the significance of tailored care extends beyond mere convenience—it becomes a lifeline for those navigating the intricate landscape of memory loss. This rings especially true in the realm of memory care, where individuals grappling with conditions like dementia and Alzheimer's find solace in interventions specifically designed to cater to their unique needs. "The Importance of Personalized Memory Care" delves into the critical role of individualized approaches in enhancing the quality of life for those affected by cognitive decline. From customized therapeutic activities to specialized attention addressing varying stages of memory impairment, this exploration unveils the profound impact of personalized care solutions. Join us as we unravel the transformative potential of tailored memory care in preserving dignity, fostering independence, and nurturing a sense of belonging for individuals traversing the challenging terrain of memory-related disorders.

Understanding the Unique Needs: Why Personalized Memory Care Matters

Memory care isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. For individuals grappling with conditions like Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, the journey is deeply personal and unique. Each person brings their own history, preferences, and challenges to the table. This diversity underscores why personalized memory care isn't just a luxury but a necessity. In this article, we'll delve into the reasons why personalized memory care matters, exploring how tailored approaches can significantly enhance the well-being and quality of life for those navigating the complexities of memory loss.

 Memory Care

The Complexity of Memory Conditions

 Memory conditions aren't uniform. Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia—each presents its own set of challenges and symptoms. Understanding these nuances is crucial in providing effective care. Personalized memory care recognizes and accommodates these differences, ensuring that individuals receive interventions tailored to their specific condition and stage of progression.

Honoring Individual Preferences

One of the hallmarks of personalized memory care is its focus on honoring individual preferences. Whether it's a favorite activity, a cherished routine, or simply a preferred meal, these personal touches can make a world of difference in someone's quality of life. By taking the time to understand and incorporate these preferences into the care plan, caregivers can create a more meaningful and fulfilling experience for their loved ones.

Preserving Dignity and Autonomy

Maintaining a sense of dignity and autonomy is paramount for individuals with memory loss. However, traditional care models often overlook these essential aspects. Personalized memory care places a strong emphasis on preserving the personhood of individuals, empowering them to make choices and participate in decisions regarding their care to the fullest extent possible.

Adapting to Changing Needs

Memory conditions are progressive, meaning that needs and abilities can fluctuate over time. What works today may not be effective tomorrow. Personalized memory care recognizes this fluidity and emphasizes flexibility in care planning. By continuously assessing and adapting to changing needs, caregivers can ensure that their loved ones receive the support and assistance they require at every stage of their journey.

Addressing Comorbidities and Unique Challenges

 Memory loss rarely occurs in isolation. Individuals with dementia often have other health conditions or challenges that require attention. Personalized memory care takes a holistic approach, addressing not only cognitive impairments but also comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, or physical limitations. By tackling these issues comprehensively, caregivers can improve overall health outcomes and quality of life.

Empathy in Action: How Personalized Memory Care Enhances Quality of Life

Empathy lies at the heart of personalized memory care. It's more than just a buzzword—it's a guiding principle that shapes every aspect of the caregiving journey. For individuals living with memory loss, empathy means understanding their experiences, validating their emotions, and responding to their needs with compassion and respect. In this article, we'll explore how empathy in action, through personalized memory care, has a profound impact on the quality of life for those navigating the challenges of cognitive decline.

Building Trust and Rapport

Empathy is the foundation of trust and rapport between caregivers and individuals with memory loss. By approaching interactions with genuine understanding and compassion, caregivers can establish meaningful connections that foster a sense of security and well-being. This trust forms the basis of effective communication and collaboration in the caregiving relationship.

Validation of Emotions and Experiences

 Living with memory loss can evoke a wide range of emotions, from frustration and confusion to fear and sadness. Empathetic caregivers acknowledge and validate these emotions, creating a safe space for individuals to express themselves without judgment. Through active listening and validation, personalized memory care helps individuals feel seen, heard, and understood.

Tailoring Care to Individual Needs

 Empathy enables caregivers to recognize and respond to the unique needs of each individual. Personalized memory care goes beyond one-size-fits-all approaches, taking into account factors such as personal preferences, life history, and cultural background. By tailoring care plans to align with individual needs and preferences, caregivers can enhance the sense of autonomy and dignity for those in their care.

Promoting Meaningful Engagement

Empathy drives caregivers to seek out opportunities for meaningful engagement and connection. Whether it's reminiscing about past experiences, participating in favorite hobbies, or simply sharing a moment of laughter, personalized memory care prioritizes activities that bring joy and fulfillment to individuals with memory loss. These moments of connection contribute to a sense of purpose and belonging, enriching their quality of life.

Creating a Calm and Supportive Environment

 Living with memory loss can be disorienting and overwhelming. Empathetic caregivers create environments that are calm, predictable, and supportive, reducing stress and anxiety for individuals with memory loss. Through familiar routines, soothing cues, and gentle redirection, personalized memory care fosters a sense of security and comfort, allowing individuals to navigate their surroundings with greater ease.


Family Involvement: A Cornerstone of Personalized Memory Care

Family involvement is not just an option but a vital component of personalized memory care. When families actively participate in the care journey, it enhances the quality of life for their loved ones with memory loss. In this article, we'll explore the key points highlighting why family involvement is crucial in providing effective and holistic care for individuals navigating memory impairments.

  • Shared Understanding and Communication: Family members offer invaluable insights into the individual's preferences, habits, and life history, aiding in the creation of personalized care plans. Effective communication between caregivers and families ensures that everyone is on the same page regarding the individual's needs and desires.

  • Emotional Support and Respite: Caring for a loved one with memory loss can be emotionally and physically taxing. Family involvement provides emotional support to both the individual with memory loss and the primary caregiver. It also allows caregivers to take much-needed breaks, preventing burnout and ensuring continuity of care.

  • Continuity and Consistency: Family members provide a sense of continuity and familiarity in the individual's life, which is particularly beneficial for those with memory impairments. Their presence helps maintain routines, reduces anxiety, and promotes a sense of security and well-being.

  • Validation of Identity and Personhood: Family involvement reinforces the individual's sense of identity and personhood. By engaging in meaningful activities, reminiscing about shared memories, and simply spending time together, families affirm the individual's worth and dignity, counteracting the stigma often associated with memory loss.

Conclusion

The importance of personalized memory care cannot be overstated. It's not just about providing assistance with daily activities; it's about preserving dignity, promoting independence, and nurturing a sense of belonging for individuals facing memory-related challenges. By tailoring care plans to each person's unique needs and preferences, we can enhance their quality of life and well-being, fostering a supportive environment where they can thrive. Whether it's through engaging activities, specialized therapies, or compassionate companionship, personalized memory care empowers individuals to live with dignity and purpose, honoring their individuality every step of the way.

If you're seeking personalized memory care services for yourself or a loved one, don't hesitate to reach out to Bluescapes Lawn Care, LLC in Dallas, Georgia. Our dedicated team is committed to providing compassionate, individualized care that meets the unique needs of each resident. Contact us at 770-940-7807 to learn more about our memory care programs and how we can support you or your loved one on the journey to a fulfilling and dignified life.


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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

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