One of the hardest aspects of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia begins when you start to involve non-family members in their care. These situations can include respite care and home care, adult day care, assisted living, memory care, and hospital stays. Whenever you're not right by your loved one's side you worry about their comfort, because the person caring for them doesn't know them like you do, and they can no longer speak for themselves.
We created the Care Card to solve this problem. It's a one page snapshot of their personal preferences and sensitivities, along with tips on what they love, what might upset them, and what makes them feel better when they're having a challenging moment. I heard it described as a "cheat sheet" that enables care providers to easily get to know the person in their care.
Prior to today the Care Card was only available as a part of The Memory Kit Care Companion, but starting today we excited to make it available as a stand alone product - because we care about your loved one's care.
This is the time of the year when The Memory Kit team and our families put on a full-court press to raise money for Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles. We're committed to supporting them because of their commitment to providing to local, hands-on support for individuals and families that are confronting this disease. They were there for us, and now we will be there for them.
Please join us in supporting this worthy cause by joining our team, coming out to walk, or making a donation (or all three!). https://alzgla.akaraisin.com/walk4ALZ2017/TheMemoryKit
The Memory Kit has created special Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles editions of our products, with a whopping 15% of all product sales donated to support the work they do.
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If you have a loved one receiving long term care The Care Card can help ensure that their needs and preferences are always met.