marguerite daisy beautiful beautyWhat is dementia? If you were to ask Google one would hear that it is a group of thinking that interferes with daily thinking and social systems that interferes with daily functions. Dementia is not a specific disease. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough to do daily functions such as getting dressed or eating and drinking they may lose their ability to solve problems or control their EMOTIONS their personalities may change they may become AGITATED or see things that are not there.  MEMORY LOSS is a common symptom of dementia however memory loss by itself does not mean you have dementia.  
 
 People with dementia have serious problems with two or more brain functions such as memory and language. Although dementia is common in very elderly people it is not part of normal aging . Many different diseases can cause dementia including Alzheimer's disease and stroke, drugs are available to treat some of these diseases. While these drugs cannot cure dementia or  repair brain damage they may improve symptoms or slow down the disease.

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Many people find them selves with a crisis when they are providing care for an elderly love one and for what ever reason must leave town on some type of an emergency or just to get away for a short period of time.

We at Craft care home's have been providing care for these very type of situations for over 50 years.

This is exactly how are founder of Vera Craft started her business in the first place. We now call it RESPITE CARE .If you find yourself in this situation CraftCare home's of Holt and Mason is here to help! Just call 517.204.0750

People wonder about the different care options for their loved ones. One of the most common questions asked is the difference between a nursing home, an assisted living facility and a care home. 

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Nursing Home

A nursing home is a professional skilled care facility staffed with licensed medical doctors, licensed nurses, social workers and CNA's caring for elderly patients . They typically are very large facilities and house many patients . They are just a step down from a hospital providing round-the-clock care and tend to have an institutional feel to them .

Assisted Living Facility

Assisted living facility Is a facility that tends to be very large group home setting and usually has different levels of care for their patients from independent living to providing complete assistance . Large in nature, it can lose the personal touch and close home feel.

Care Home

Care home is a much smaller facility licensed for 20 / 4 and under. The goal of a licensed care home is to provide more individual care for their elderly patients. These care homes can focus more on an individual basis and in many cases the actual owner of the home over sees day to day operations and creates a family atmosphere. 

For more information contact us at 517.694.3873 for our Holt, Michigan home or 517.676.1558 for our Mason, Michigan home.