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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.

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.

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 Nutrition: Nourishing the Mind and Body

March 05, 20245 min read

In the journey of aging, maintaining cognitive health becomes increasingly crucial. As we traverse the path of life, our nutritional needs evolve, especially for those navigating memory care. In this era of advancing medical understanding, we're uncovering the profound impact that tailored nutrition can have on cognitive function and overall well-being.

In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricate relationship between memory care and nutrition, exploring the synergies between what we consume and how our minds perform. From the fundamental nutrients essential for brain health to specialized diets designed to support cognitive function, we'll navigate the terrain of memory care nutrition with expert insights and practical tips.

Join us as we embark on a journey to unlock the potential of memory care nutrition, empowering individuals and caregivers alike to nourish both the mind and body for a brighter, more fulfilling future.

Memory Care Nutrition

Tailoring Nutrition Plans for Memory Care: Personalized Approaches

In the realm of memory care, one size certainly does not fit all, especially when it comes to nutrition. Each individual facing memory-related conditions has unique dietary needs, preferences, and challenges. Tailoring nutrition plans to suit these specific requirements is paramount for ensuring optimal well-being and cognitive function. In this blog post, we delve into the importance of personalized approaches to nutrition in memory care, exploring how individualized plans can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by memory issues.

  • Assessing Nutritional Status: Before formulating a nutrition plan, it's vital to assess the individual's current nutritional status. This involves evaluating dietary intake, nutrient deficiencies, hydration levels, and any existing nutritional challenges. Through thorough assessment, caregivers and healthcare providers can identify areas that require attention and develop strategies to address them effectively.

  • Personalized Meal Planning: Once the individual's nutritional needs and challenges are identified, the next step is to create a personalized meal plan tailored to their requirements. This involves selecting nutrient-dense foods that support cognitive function and overall well-being while accommodating any dietary restrictions or preferences. Incorporating a variety of foods rich in essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins can help promote brain health and memory retention.

  • Flexible and Adaptable Approaches: Flexibility and adaptability are key components of personalized nutrition plans for memory care. As the individual's needs evolve over time, so too should their dietary approach. Regular reassessment and adjustments to the meal plan ensure that it remains relevant and effective in supporting cognitive function and overall health. Additionally, being open to feedback from the individual and their caregivers allows for ongoing refinement and optimization of the nutrition plan.

  • Empowering Individuals and Caregivers: In addition to crafting personalized nutrition plans, empowering individuals and their caregivers with knowledge and skills is essential for success. Providing education on healthy eating habits, meal preparation techniques, and strategies for managing dietary challenges equips individuals and their caregivers with the tools they need to maintain optimal nutrition and promote cognitive health.

  • Collaboration and Support: Personalized nutrition plans for memory care are most effective when developed through collaboration and support from a multidisciplinary team. Healthcare professionals, including physicians, dietitians, and caregivers, work together to ensure that the individual's nutritional needs are met comprehensively. Regular communication and coordination among team members facilitate seamless implementation and monitoring of the nutrition plan.

Beyond Food: Holistic Approaches to Memory Care Nutrition

Nutrition is a critical component of memory care, but its impact extends beyond just the food on our plates. Holistic approaches to memory care nutrition recognize the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, offering comprehensive support for individuals with cognitive challenges. In this article, we explore the multifaceted strategies that go beyond food, encompassing complementary therapies, lifestyle factors, and holistic practices to enhance overall well-being in memory care settings.

Memory Care Nutrition

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Techniques

Incorporating mindfulness and stress reduction techniques can significantly benefit individuals with memory-related conditions. Practices such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and yoga not only promote relaxation but also help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression commonly experienced by individuals with cognitive impairment. By reducing stress levels, these holistic approaches contribute to improved cognitive function and overall quality of life.

Physical Activity and Exercise

Regular physical activity is essential for maintaining cognitive health and mobility in individuals with memory issues. Engaging in exercise routines tailored to individual abilities can help enhance blood flow to the brain, stimulate neuroplasticity, and reduce the risk of cognitive decline. From gentle stretching exercises to outdoor walks and chair yoga sessions, incorporating physical activity into daily routines can have profound benefits for both the body and mind.

Social Engagement and Community Support

Social isolation is a significant concern for individuals living with memory-related conditions. Holistic approaches to memory care emphasize the importance of social engagement and community support in promoting emotional well-being and cognitive function. Encouraging participation in social activities, support groups, and intergenerational programs fosters a sense of belonging and connection, reducing feelings of loneliness and depression while stimulating cognitive engagement and social interaction.

Cognitive Stimulation and Brain Training

Keeping the brain active and engaged is crucial for preserving cognitive function and memory. Holistic memory care approaches include cognitive stimulation activities and brain training exercises designed to challenge and stimulate the mind. From puzzles and memory games to music therapy and reminiscence activities, these interventions promote mental agility, memory retention, and cognitive resilience, empowering individuals to maintain their cognitive abilities to the fullest extent possible.

Sleep Hygiene and Restorative Rest

Quality sleep is essential for cognitive health and overall well-being. Holistic memory care emphasizes the importance of establishing healthy sleep habits and optimizing sleep hygiene to support restorative rest. From creating a calming bedtime routine to addressing underlying sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea or insomnia, prioritizing sleep health can enhance memory consolidation, mood regulation, and daytime functioning in individuals with memory-related conditions.

Braley Care Homes Inc in Hurricane, WV, we understand the paramount importance of memory care nutrition in nurturing both the mind and body of our residents. With a dedicated focus on providing tailored dietary plans, we prioritize holistic well-being, recognizing the profound impact of nutrition on cognitive function and overall health. Through our personalized approach and commitment to excellence, we strive to create an environment where individuals receive the highest quality care, ensuring not only physical nourishment but also fostering cognitive vitality and emotional fulfillment for all those entrusted to our care. For inquiries, please contact us at (304) 767-4033.


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Memory Care Nutrition: Nourishing the Mind and Body

March 05, 20245 min read

In the journey of aging, maintaining cognitive health becomes increasingly crucial. As we traverse the path of life, our nutritional needs evolve, especially for those navigating memory care. In this era of advancing medical understanding, we're uncovering the profound impact that tailored nutrition can have on cognitive function and overall well-being.

In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricate relationship between memory care and nutrition, exploring the synergies between what we consume and how our minds perform. From the fundamental nutrients essential for brain health to specialized diets designed to support cognitive function, we'll navigate the terrain of memory care nutrition with expert insights and practical tips.

Join us as we embark on a journey to unlock the potential of memory care nutrition, empowering individuals and caregivers alike to nourish both the mind and body for a brighter, more fulfilling future.

Memory Care Nutrition

Tailoring Nutrition Plans for Memory Care: Personalized Approaches

In the realm of memory care, one size certainly does not fit all, especially when it comes to nutrition. Each individual facing memory-related conditions has unique dietary needs, preferences, and challenges. Tailoring nutrition plans to suit these specific requirements is paramount for ensuring optimal well-being and cognitive function. In this blog post, we delve into the importance of personalized approaches to nutrition in memory care, exploring how individualized plans can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by memory issues.

  • Assessing Nutritional Status: Before formulating a nutrition plan, it's vital to assess the individual's current nutritional status. This involves evaluating dietary intake, nutrient deficiencies, hydration levels, and any existing nutritional challenges. Through thorough assessment, caregivers and healthcare providers can identify areas that require attention and develop strategies to address them effectively.

  • Personalized Meal Planning: Once the individual's nutritional needs and challenges are identified, the next step is to create a personalized meal plan tailored to their requirements. This involves selecting nutrient-dense foods that support cognitive function and overall well-being while accommodating any dietary restrictions or preferences. Incorporating a variety of foods rich in essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins can help promote brain health and memory retention.

  • Flexible and Adaptable Approaches: Flexibility and adaptability are key components of personalized nutrition plans for memory care. As the individual's needs evolve over time, so too should their dietary approach. Regular reassessment and adjustments to the meal plan ensure that it remains relevant and effective in supporting cognitive function and overall health. Additionally, being open to feedback from the individual and their caregivers allows for ongoing refinement and optimization of the nutrition plan.

  • Empowering Individuals and Caregivers: In addition to crafting personalized nutrition plans, empowering individuals and their caregivers with knowledge and skills is essential for success. Providing education on healthy eating habits, meal preparation techniques, and strategies for managing dietary challenges equips individuals and their caregivers with the tools they need to maintain optimal nutrition and promote cognitive health.

  • Collaboration and Support: Personalized nutrition plans for memory care are most effective when developed through collaboration and support from a multidisciplinary team. Healthcare professionals, including physicians, dietitians, and caregivers, work together to ensure that the individual's nutritional needs are met comprehensively. Regular communication and coordination among team members facilitate seamless implementation and monitoring of the nutrition plan.

Beyond Food: Holistic Approaches to Memory Care Nutrition

Nutrition is a critical component of memory care, but its impact extends beyond just the food on our plates. Holistic approaches to memory care nutrition recognize the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, offering comprehensive support for individuals with cognitive challenges. In this article, we explore the multifaceted strategies that go beyond food, encompassing complementary therapies, lifestyle factors, and holistic practices to enhance overall well-being in memory care settings.

Memory Care Nutrition

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Techniques

Incorporating mindfulness and stress reduction techniques can significantly benefit individuals with memory-related conditions. Practices such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and yoga not only promote relaxation but also help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression commonly experienced by individuals with cognitive impairment. By reducing stress levels, these holistic approaches contribute to improved cognitive function and overall quality of life.

Physical Activity and Exercise

Regular physical activity is essential for maintaining cognitive health and mobility in individuals with memory issues. Engaging in exercise routines tailored to individual abilities can help enhance blood flow to the brain, stimulate neuroplasticity, and reduce the risk of cognitive decline. From gentle stretching exercises to outdoor walks and chair yoga sessions, incorporating physical activity into daily routines can have profound benefits for both the body and mind.

Social Engagement and Community Support

Social isolation is a significant concern for individuals living with memory-related conditions. Holistic approaches to memory care emphasize the importance of social engagement and community support in promoting emotional well-being and cognitive function. Encouraging participation in social activities, support groups, and intergenerational programs fosters a sense of belonging and connection, reducing feelings of loneliness and depression while stimulating cognitive engagement and social interaction.

Cognitive Stimulation and Brain Training

Keeping the brain active and engaged is crucial for preserving cognitive function and memory. Holistic memory care approaches include cognitive stimulation activities and brain training exercises designed to challenge and stimulate the mind. From puzzles and memory games to music therapy and reminiscence activities, these interventions promote mental agility, memory retention, and cognitive resilience, empowering individuals to maintain their cognitive abilities to the fullest extent possible.

Sleep Hygiene and Restorative Rest

Quality sleep is essential for cognitive health and overall well-being. Holistic memory care emphasizes the importance of establishing healthy sleep habits and optimizing sleep hygiene to support restorative rest. From creating a calming bedtime routine to addressing underlying sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea or insomnia, prioritizing sleep health can enhance memory consolidation, mood regulation, and daytime functioning in individuals with memory-related conditions.

Braley Care Homes Inc in Hurricane, WV, we understand the paramount importance of memory care nutrition in nurturing both the mind and body of our residents. With a dedicated focus on providing tailored dietary plans, we prioritize holistic well-being, recognizing the profound impact of nutrition on cognitive function and overall health. Through our personalized approach and commitment to excellence, we strive to create an environment where individuals receive the highest quality care, ensuring not only physical nourishment but also fostering cognitive vitality and emotional fulfillment for all 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

Friday

9:00am – 6:30pm

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