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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.

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.

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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The Role of Technology in Memory Care Solutions

March 10, 20246 min read

In recent years, the intersection of technology and healthcare has sparked a revolution in the way we approach memory care. As our population ages and the prevalence of conditions like Alzheimer's and dementia rises, the demand for effective memory care solutions has never been greater. In response, innovative technologies are being harnessed to provide personalized, efficient, and compassionate care for individuals facing cognitive challenges.

This blog delves into the pivotal role of technology in memory care solutions, exploring how advancements in artificial intelligence, wearable devices, smart home technologies, and virtual reality are transforming the landscape of memory care. By leveraging these tools, caregivers and healthcare professionals can enhance diagnosis accuracy, provide tailored treatment plans, and offer supportive environments that promote independence and quality of life for those with memory impairments.

Join us as we navigate the cutting-edge developments shaping the future of memory care, and discover how technology is revolutionizing the way we approach cognitive health and well-being.

Memory Care Solutions

The Impact of Assistive Technology on Memory Care

In recent years, assistive technology has emerged as a powerful tool in the field of memory care, revolutionizing the way individuals with cognitive impairments navigate their daily lives. From smart home devices to specialized mobile applications, these technological innovations are not only enhancing the quality of care but also empowering individuals to maintain their independence and autonomy. In this blog post, we'll explore the profound impact of assistive technology on memory care and how it is transforming the lives of both patients and caregivers.

  • Promoting Safety and Security: One of the primary benefits of assistive technology in memory care is its ability to enhance safety and security for individuals living with cognitive impairments. Smart home devices equipped with sensors can detect potential hazards such as falls or accidents and alert caregivers or emergency services. GPS tracking devices provide peace of mind by enabling real-time monitoring of the individual's location, reducing the risk of wandering or getting lost.

  • Enhancing Communication and Social Engagement: Communication can be challenging for individuals with memory impairments, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Assistive technology helps bridge this gap by facilitating communication and social engagement. Video calling platforms allow individuals to stay connected with family and friends, reducing feelings of isolation and maintaining meaningful relationships. Social media platforms and online support groups provide opportunities for social interaction and peer support, promoting emotional well-being.

  • Fostering Independence and Empowerment: Perhaps the most significant impact of assistive technology in memory care is its ability to foster independence and empowerment among individuals with cognitive impairments. By providing tools and resources to manage daily tasks independently, such as medication reminders, calendar apps, and virtual assistants, technology enables individuals to maintain a sense of control over their lives. This empowerment not only enhances self-esteem but also reduces reliance on caregivers, promoting a greater sense of autonomy.

  • Supporting Caregivers and Reducing Burnout: Assistive technology doesn't just benefit individuals with memory impairments; it also supports caregivers in their role by providing practical solutions and reducing the burden of caregiving. Automated medication dispensers, for example, help caregivers manage complex medication schedules more efficiently, while remote monitoring systems offer peace of mind by allowing caregivers to check in on their loved ones from afar. These technologies can significantly alleviate caregiver stress and reduce the risk of burnout, ultimately improving the quality of care provided.

  • Overcoming Challenges and Considerations: While assistive technology holds great promise in memory care, it's essential to recognize and address potential challenges and considerations. These may include issues related to accessibility, affordability, privacy, and user acceptance. Additionally, ongoing training and support are crucial to ensure that both individuals with memory impairments and their caregivers can effectively utilize and benefit from these technologies.

How Cognitive Computing is Enhancing Memory Care

Memory care, particularly for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, poses significant challenges for caregivers and healthcare providers alike. However, with the rapid advancement of technology, particularly in the realm of cognitive computing, new avenues are emerging to enhance the quality of care provided to those affected by memory impairments. In this article, we'll explore how cognitive computing is revolutionizing memory care, from personalized treatment plans to innovative therapeutic interventions.

Enhancing Memory Care

Understanding Cognitive Computing

Cognitive computing is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) that seeks to simulate human thought processes. Unlike traditional computing, which relies on predefined rules and algorithms, cognitive computing systems can learn, reason, and adapt based on data inputs. These systems leverage machine learning algorithms, natural language processing, and other AI techniques to mimic the cognitive abilities of the human brain.

Personalized Treatment Plans

One of the key benefits of cognitive computing in memory care is its ability to generate personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's unique needs and preferences. By analyzing vast amounts of patient data, including medical history, cognitive assessments, and behavioral patterns, cognitive computing systems can identify trends and insights that may not be apparent to human caregivers. This data-driven approach enables healthcare providers to optimize medication regimens, therapy interventions, and lifestyle recommendations for maximum efficacy.

Predictive Analytics:

Another powerful application of cognitive computing in memory care is predictive analytics, which involves forecasting future outcomes based on historical data. By analyzing trends and patterns in patient data, cognitive computing systems can predict the likelihood of disease progression, anticipate potential complications, and identify opportunities for early intervention. This proactive approach allows caregivers to anticipate the changing needs of individuals with memory impairments and adjust their care plans accordingly, ultimately improving outcomes and quality of life.

Enhanced Monitoring and Support

Cognitive computing technologies also play a crucial role in enhancing monitoring and support for individuals with memory impairments. Through the use of wearable devices, smart home sensors, and remote monitoring systems, caregivers can track vital signs, activity levels, and daily routines in real-time. Cognitive computing algorithms analyze this data to detect deviations from baseline behavior, such as wandering or changes in sleep patterns, and alert caregivers to potential concerns. This continuous monitoring provides peace of mind for families and allows for timely intervention when needed.

Innovative Therapeutic Interventions

Beyond personalized treatment plans and predictive analytics, cognitive computing is driving innovation in therapeutic interventions for memory care. Virtual reality simulations, interactive cognitive games, and personalized reminiscence therapy programs are just a few examples of how technology is being leveraged to stimulate cognitive function, reduce agitation, and improve overall well-being in individuals with memory impairments. By harnessing the power of cognitive computing, these innovative interventions offer new avenues for engagement, connection, and enrichment for those affected by dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Braley Care Homes Inc, we recognize the pivotal role technology plays in enhancing memory care solutions for our residents. Through the integration of innovative technological tools and resources, we are committed to providing personalized, effective, and compassionate care to individuals living with memory impairments. By harnessing advancements in technology, we empower our staff to deliver tailored support, promote cognitive engagement, and ensure the safety and well-being of our residents in Hurricane, WV, and beyond. With our dedication to leveraging technology, we continue to strive towards excellence in memory care services, fostering a nurturing and enriching environment for those entrusted to our care. For inquiries, please contact us at (304) 767-4033.


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The Role of Technology in Memory Care Solutions

March 10, 20246 min read

In recent years, the intersection of technology and healthcare has sparked a revolution in the way we approach memory care. As our population ages and the prevalence of conditions like Alzheimer's and dementia rises, the demand for effective memory care solutions has never been greater. In response, innovative technologies are being harnessed to provide personalized, efficient, and compassionate care for individuals facing cognitive challenges.

This blog delves into the pivotal role of technology in memory care solutions, exploring how advancements in artificial intelligence, wearable devices, smart home technologies, and virtual reality are transforming the landscape of memory care. By leveraging these tools, caregivers and healthcare professionals can enhance diagnosis accuracy, provide tailored treatment plans, and offer supportive environments that promote independence and quality of life for those with memory impairments.

Join us as we navigate the cutting-edge developments shaping the future of memory care, and discover how technology is revolutionizing the way we approach cognitive health and well-being.

Memory Care Solutions

The Impact of Assistive Technology on Memory Care

In recent years, assistive technology has emerged as a powerful tool in the field of memory care, revolutionizing the way individuals with cognitive impairments navigate their daily lives. From smart home devices to specialized mobile applications, these technological innovations are not only enhancing the quality of care but also empowering individuals to maintain their independence and autonomy. In this blog post, we'll explore the profound impact of assistive technology on memory care and how it is transforming the lives of both patients and caregivers.

  • Promoting Safety and Security: One of the primary benefits of assistive technology in memory care is its ability to enhance safety and security for individuals living with cognitive impairments. Smart home devices equipped with sensors can detect potential hazards such as falls or accidents and alert caregivers or emergency services. GPS tracking devices provide peace of mind by enabling real-time monitoring of the individual's location, reducing the risk of wandering or getting lost.

  • Enhancing Communication and Social Engagement: Communication can be challenging for individuals with memory impairments, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Assistive technology helps bridge this gap by facilitating communication and social engagement. Video calling platforms allow individuals to stay connected with family and friends, reducing feelings of isolation and maintaining meaningful relationships. Social media platforms and online support groups provide opportunities for social interaction and peer support, promoting emotional well-being.

  • Fostering Independence and Empowerment: Perhaps the most significant impact of assistive technology in memory care is its ability to foster independence and empowerment among individuals with cognitive impairments. By providing tools and resources to manage daily tasks independently, such as medication reminders, calendar apps, and virtual assistants, technology enables individuals to maintain a sense of control over their lives. This empowerment not only enhances self-esteem but also reduces reliance on caregivers, promoting a greater sense of autonomy.

  • Supporting Caregivers and Reducing Burnout: Assistive technology doesn't just benefit individuals with memory impairments; it also supports caregivers in their role by providing practical solutions and reducing the burden of caregiving. Automated medication dispensers, for example, help caregivers manage complex medication schedules more efficiently, while remote monitoring systems offer peace of mind by allowing caregivers to check in on their loved ones from afar. These technologies can significantly alleviate caregiver stress and reduce the risk of burnout, ultimately improving the quality of care provided.

  • Overcoming Challenges and Considerations: While assistive technology holds great promise in memory care, it's essential to recognize and address potential challenges and considerations. These may include issues related to accessibility, affordability, privacy, and user acceptance. Additionally, ongoing training and support are crucial to ensure that both individuals with memory impairments and their caregivers can effectively utilize and benefit from these technologies.

How Cognitive Computing is Enhancing Memory Care

Memory care, particularly for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, poses significant challenges for caregivers and healthcare providers alike. However, with the rapid advancement of technology, particularly in the realm of cognitive computing, new avenues are emerging to enhance the quality of care provided to those affected by memory impairments. In this article, we'll explore how cognitive computing is revolutionizing memory care, from personalized treatment plans to innovative therapeutic interventions.

Enhancing Memory Care

Understanding Cognitive Computing

Cognitive computing is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) that seeks to simulate human thought processes. Unlike traditional computing, which relies on predefined rules and algorithms, cognitive computing systems can learn, reason, and adapt based on data inputs. These systems leverage machine learning algorithms, natural language processing, and other AI techniques to mimic the cognitive abilities of the human brain.

Personalized Treatment Plans

One of the key benefits of cognitive computing in memory care is its ability to generate personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's unique needs and preferences. By analyzing vast amounts of patient data, including medical history, cognitive assessments, and behavioral patterns, cognitive computing systems can identify trends and insights that may not be apparent to human caregivers. This data-driven approach enables healthcare providers to optimize medication regimens, therapy interventions, and lifestyle recommendations for maximum efficacy.

Predictive Analytics:

Another powerful application of cognitive computing in memory care is predictive analytics, which involves forecasting future outcomes based on historical data. By analyzing trends and patterns in patient data, cognitive computing systems can predict the likelihood of disease progression, anticipate potential complications, and identify opportunities for early intervention. This proactive approach allows caregivers to anticipate the changing needs of individuals with memory impairments and adjust their care plans accordingly, ultimately improving outcomes and quality of life.

Enhanced Monitoring and Support

Cognitive computing technologies also play a crucial role in enhancing monitoring and support for individuals with memory impairments. Through the use of wearable devices, smart home sensors, and remote monitoring systems, caregivers can track vital signs, activity levels, and daily routines in real-time. Cognitive computing algorithms analyze this data to detect deviations from baseline behavior, such as wandering or changes in sleep patterns, and alert caregivers to potential concerns. This continuous monitoring provides peace of mind for families and allows for timely intervention when needed.

Innovative Therapeutic Interventions

Beyond personalized treatment plans and predictive analytics, cognitive computing is driving innovation in therapeutic interventions for memory care. Virtual reality simulations, interactive cognitive games, and personalized reminiscence therapy programs are just a few examples of how technology is being leveraged to stimulate cognitive function, reduce agitation, and improve overall well-being in individuals with memory impairments. By harnessing the power of cognitive computing, these innovative interventions offer new avenues for engagement, connection, and enrichment for those affected by dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Braley Care Homes Inc, we recognize the pivotal role technology plays in enhancing memory care solutions for our residents. Through the integration of innovative technological tools and resources, we are committed to providing personalized, effective, and compassionate care to individuals living with memory impairments. By harnessing advancements in technology, we empower our staff to deliver tailored support, promote cognitive engagement, and ensure the safety and well-being of our residents in Hurricane, WV, and beyond. With our dedication to leveraging technology, we continue to strive towards excellence in memory care services, fostering a nurturing and enriching environment for those entrusted to our care. For inquiries, please contact us at (304) 767-4033.


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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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