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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.

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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Transforming Dementia Care Through Melodies

June 10, 20247 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.

Harmonizing Memories: The Power of Music in Dementia Care

In the intricate tapestry of human memory, music possesses a unique thread, capable of weaving through the tangled corridors of the mind and unlocking cherished recollections thought long lost. For individuals navigating the challenging terrain of dementia, where memories often slip like sand through fingers, the transformative potential of music shines brightly. In this exploration, we delve into the profound influence of melodies in dementia care, illuminating the ways in which music can soothe, stimulate, and ultimately harmonize the memories of those on this extraordinary journey.

Transforming Dementia Care Through Melodies

The Melodic Key to Unlocking Memories

At the heart of dementia lies a complex interplay of cognitive decline and emotional turmoil. Yet, amid this complexity, music emerges as a beacon of hope, capable of stirring dormant memories and evoking profound emotional responses. Studies have shown that even in advanced stages of dementia, familiar melodies have the power to transport individuals back in time, eliciting smiles, tears, and moments of poignant connection.

A Symphony of Therapeutic Benefits

Beyond its nostalgic allure, music offers a myriad of therapeutic benefits for individuals with dementia. From reducing anxiety and depression to improving cognitive function and enhancing social interaction, the rhythmic pulse of melodies serves as a holistic remedy for the multifaceted challenges of the condition. Music therapy interventions, tailored to individual preferences and needs, harness the healing power of sound to promote well-being and enrich quality of life.

Personalized Playlist: A Musical Journey Through Time

Central to harnessing the power of music in dementia care is the creation of personalized playlists, curated to resonate with the unique life stories and preferences of each individual. Through a collaborative process involving caregivers, family members, and music therapists, these playlists become more than just a collection of songs; they become a musical journey through time, evoking cherished memories and fostering a sense of identity and belonging.

The Healing Harmony of Live Music

 While recorded music holds its own magic, the experience of live music takes the therapeutic journey to new heights. Whether through intimate concerts, interactive performances, or one-on-one musical interactions, the presence of live musicians amplifies the emotional resonance of music, creating moments of joy, connection, and transcendence for individuals with dementia and their caregivers alike.

Creating Musical Moments in Care Settings

In dementia care settings, the integration of music into daily routines holds the potential to transform the environment into a sanctuary of healing and harmony. From morning melodies to bedtime lullabies, incorporating music into activities of daily living cultivates a culture of comfort and engagement, enriching the lives of residents and fostering a sense of community among caregivers.

Unlocking Memories: The Therapeutic Potential of Music for Dementia Patients

In the labyrinthine recesses of the human mind, memories lay dormant, waiting to be stirred by the gentle cadence of a familiar melody. For individuals grappling with the challenges of dementia, where memories often seem to slip through the fingers like grains of sand, the therapeutic potential of music shines as a guiding beacon. In this exploration, we delve into the profound influence of music in dementia care, unveiling its ability to unlock memories, evoke emotions, and forge connections that transcend the boundaries of time and cognition.

The Melodic Key to Memory Recall

Amidst the cognitive haze of dementia, music possesses a unique ability to penetrate the fog and unlock treasured memories. Scientific research has shown that familiar melodies have a direct pathway to the emotional centers of the brain, triggering reminiscences of past experiences, relationships, and emotions. Through the rhythmic pulse of music, individuals with dementia find solace, comfort, and moments of clarity amidst the confusion.

Eliciting Emotional Responses Through Music

Beyond its role in memory recall, music serves as a catalyst for emotional expression and connection in dementia care. Whether through joyful melodies that spark laughter and merriment or poignant ballads that evoke tears and reflection, music provides a safe and therapeutic outlet for individuals to process and communicate their feelings, even when words fail them.

Stimulating Cognitive Function Through Musical Engagement

 The therapeutic benefits of music extend beyond the realm of emotion to encompass cognitive stimulation and enhancement. Engaging in musical activities such as singing, playing instruments, or rhythmic exercises stimulates various regions of the brain involved in memory, attention, and executive function. Through regular musical engagement, individuals with dementia may experience improvements in cognitive abilities and overall well-being.

Fostering Meaningful Connections Through Shared Musical Experiences

 Music has a remarkable capacity to transcend the barriers of dementia and forge meaningful connections between individuals, caregivers, and loved ones. Whether through group sing-alongs, intergenerational music sessions, or personalized musical playlists, shared musical experiences create moments of joy, camaraderie, and intimacy that enrich the lives of all involved.

Personalized Playlist: A Musical Journey Through Life

Central to harnessing the therapeutic potential of music in dementia care is the creation of personalized playlists tailored to the individual's preferences and life history. By incorporating familiar songs from key moments and milestones in the person's life, caregivers and music therapists can evoke memories, emotions, and a sense of identity that transcends the limitations of dementia.

Melodic Medicine: Integrating Music into Dementia Treatment Plans

In the realm of dementia care, where traditional treatments often fall short, a harmonious alternative emerges: music. As we explore the integration of melodies into dementia treatment plans, we uncover a symphony of therapeutic benefits that extend far beyond mere entertainment. From unlocking memories to stimulating cognition, music offers a melody of hope and healing for those navigating the complexities of dementia.

  • Memory Elicitation: Music acts as a key to unlock memories thought lost, offering moments of clarity and connection for individuals with dementia.

  • Emotional Resonance: Melodies evoke powerful emotional responses, providing a channel for expression and communication when words fail.

  • Cognitive Stimulation: Engaging with music stimulates cognitive function, enhancing memory, attention, and overall mental well-being.

  • Personalized Approach: Tailoring musical interventions to individual preferences and life histories maximizes therapeutic impact, fostering a sense of identity and belonging.

Conclusion

The transformative power of melodies in dementia care cannot be overstated. Through carefully curated music therapy programs, individuals living with dementia can experience profound improvements in mood, cognition, and overall quality of life. By tapping into the emotional and memory centers of the brain, music has the ability to evoke cherished memories, reduce agitation, and foster connections with loved ones and caregivers. As we continue to explore innovative approaches to dementia care, incorporating music into daily routines emerges as a promising and accessible intervention.

If you're interested in learning more about how music therapy can enhance the lives of those affected by dementia or want to explore personalized care options for your loved one, don't hesitate to reach out to Bluescapes Lawn Care, LLC. Located in Dallas, Georgia, our dedicated team is committed to providing compassionate support and tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of each individual. Contact us at 770-940-7807 to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards transforming dementia care through the power of melodies.


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Transforming Dementia Care Through Melodies

June 10, 20247 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.

Harmonizing Memories: The Power of Music in Dementia Care

In the intricate tapestry of human memory, music possesses a unique thread, capable of weaving through the tangled corridors of the mind and unlocking cherished recollections thought long lost. For individuals navigating the challenging terrain of dementia, where memories often slip like sand through fingers, the transformative potential of music shines brightly. In this exploration, we delve into the profound influence of melodies in dementia care, illuminating the ways in which music can soothe, stimulate, and ultimately harmonize the memories of those on this extraordinary journey.

Transforming Dementia Care Through Melodies

The Melodic Key to Unlocking Memories

At the heart of dementia lies a complex interplay of cognitive decline and emotional turmoil. Yet, amid this complexity, music emerges as a beacon of hope, capable of stirring dormant memories and evoking profound emotional responses. Studies have shown that even in advanced stages of dementia, familiar melodies have the power to transport individuals back in time, eliciting smiles, tears, and moments of poignant connection.

A Symphony of Therapeutic Benefits

Beyond its nostalgic allure, music offers a myriad of therapeutic benefits for individuals with dementia. From reducing anxiety and depression to improving cognitive function and enhancing social interaction, the rhythmic pulse of melodies serves as a holistic remedy for the multifaceted challenges of the condition. Music therapy interventions, tailored to individual preferences and needs, harness the healing power of sound to promote well-being and enrich quality of life.

Personalized Playlist: A Musical Journey Through Time

Central to harnessing the power of music in dementia care is the creation of personalized playlists, curated to resonate with the unique life stories and preferences of each individual. Through a collaborative process involving caregivers, family members, and music therapists, these playlists become more than just a collection of songs; they become a musical journey through time, evoking cherished memories and fostering a sense of identity and belonging.

The Healing Harmony of Live Music

 While recorded music holds its own magic, the experience of live music takes the therapeutic journey to new heights. Whether through intimate concerts, interactive performances, or one-on-one musical interactions, the presence of live musicians amplifies the emotional resonance of music, creating moments of joy, connection, and transcendence for individuals with dementia and their caregivers alike.

Creating Musical Moments in Care Settings

In dementia care settings, the integration of music into daily routines holds the potential to transform the environment into a sanctuary of healing and harmony. From morning melodies to bedtime lullabies, incorporating music into activities of daily living cultivates a culture of comfort and engagement, enriching the lives of residents and fostering a sense of community among caregivers.

Unlocking Memories: The Therapeutic Potential of Music for Dementia Patients

In the labyrinthine recesses of the human mind, memories lay dormant, waiting to be stirred by the gentle cadence of a familiar melody. For individuals grappling with the challenges of dementia, where memories often seem to slip through the fingers like grains of sand, the therapeutic potential of music shines as a guiding beacon. In this exploration, we delve into the profound influence of music in dementia care, unveiling its ability to unlock memories, evoke emotions, and forge connections that transcend the boundaries of time and cognition.

The Melodic Key to Memory Recall

Amidst the cognitive haze of dementia, music possesses a unique ability to penetrate the fog and unlock treasured memories. Scientific research has shown that familiar melodies have a direct pathway to the emotional centers of the brain, triggering reminiscences of past experiences, relationships, and emotions. Through the rhythmic pulse of music, individuals with dementia find solace, comfort, and moments of clarity amidst the confusion.

Eliciting Emotional Responses Through Music

Beyond its role in memory recall, music serves as a catalyst for emotional expression and connection in dementia care. Whether through joyful melodies that spark laughter and merriment or poignant ballads that evoke tears and reflection, music provides a safe and therapeutic outlet for individuals to process and communicate their feelings, even when words fail them.

Stimulating Cognitive Function Through Musical Engagement

 The therapeutic benefits of music extend beyond the realm of emotion to encompass cognitive stimulation and enhancement. Engaging in musical activities such as singing, playing instruments, or rhythmic exercises stimulates various regions of the brain involved in memory, attention, and executive function. Through regular musical engagement, individuals with dementia may experience improvements in cognitive abilities and overall well-being.

Fostering Meaningful Connections Through Shared Musical Experiences

 Music has a remarkable capacity to transcend the barriers of dementia and forge meaningful connections between individuals, caregivers, and loved ones. Whether through group sing-alongs, intergenerational music sessions, or personalized musical playlists, shared musical experiences create moments of joy, camaraderie, and intimacy that enrich the lives of all involved.

Personalized Playlist: A Musical Journey Through Life

Central to harnessing the therapeutic potential of music in dementia care is the creation of personalized playlists tailored to the individual's preferences and life history. By incorporating familiar songs from key moments and milestones in the person's life, caregivers and music therapists can evoke memories, emotions, and a sense of identity that transcends the limitations of dementia.

Melodic Medicine: Integrating Music into Dementia Treatment Plans

In the realm of dementia care, where traditional treatments often fall short, a harmonious alternative emerges: music. As we explore the integration of melodies into dementia treatment plans, we uncover a symphony of therapeutic benefits that extend far beyond mere entertainment. From unlocking memories to stimulating cognition, music offers a melody of hope and healing for those navigating the complexities of dementia.

  • Memory Elicitation: Music acts as a key to unlock memories thought lost, offering moments of clarity and connection for individuals with dementia.

  • Emotional Resonance: Melodies evoke powerful emotional responses, providing a channel for expression and communication when words fail.

  • Cognitive Stimulation: Engaging with music stimulates cognitive function, enhancing memory, attention, and overall mental well-being.

  • Personalized Approach: Tailoring musical interventions to individual preferences and life histories maximizes therapeutic impact, fostering a sense of identity and belonging.

Conclusion

The transformative power of melodies in dementia care cannot be overstated. Through carefully curated music therapy programs, individuals living with dementia can experience profound improvements in mood, cognition, and overall quality of life. By tapping into the emotional and memory centers of the brain, music has the ability to evoke cherished memories, reduce agitation, and foster connections with loved ones and caregivers. As we continue to explore innovative approaches to dementia care, incorporating music into daily routines emerges as a promising and accessible intervention.

If you're interested in learning more about how music therapy can enhance the lives of those affected by dementia or want to explore personalized care options for your loved one, don't hesitate to reach out to Bluescapes Lawn Care, LLC. Located in Dallas, Georgia, our dedicated team is committed to providing compassionate support and tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of each individual. Contact us at 770-940-7807 to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards transforming dementia care through the power of melodies.


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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

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