Overview of Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Those suffering from dementia have experienced a serious lapse in their mental abilities. There are several types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately, these conditions are not curable. All forms of dementia are related to memory loss, the inability to perform everyday tasks and a decline in social skills.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Those struggling with Alzheimer’s are unable to recollect recent memories, which can drastically change their personality and interactions with family and close friends. We understand how important it is to the families of those affected by Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, that their loved one is able to lead a life of quality. Residents at our facility are assigned a full-time Therapeutic Recreation Director who designs activities tailored around each individual’s unique cognitive abilities in our 30-bed Neighborhood.
Our Approach to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care
We understand the emotional toll that caring for a loved one with dementia can have on a family. Finding a “memory care community” that provides a life of fulfillment for your family member is important to us. Our skilled nursing staff provides superior services, along with medical care, so you can focus on visiting with your loved one. Resident safety is our utmost concern, so you can trust that our residents will be out of harm’s way in a nurturing environment.
Our state-of-the-art facility offers:
- Additional staff available in the unit
- A wandering alert system
- Anti-slip flooring, wet or dry
- Alarmed doors
- Non-reflective lighting
- Soothing wall colors
Individuals suffering from dementia can become easily agitated. When a resident’s anxiety is triggered, we have a Snoezelen Room available as a scheduled activity. Snoezelen rooms are multi-sensory, therapeutic environments for those with developmental disabilities and forms of dementia. The private room displays different stimuli that bring the senses to life through colors, sounds and smells. Designed to be soothing, Snoezelen rooms can be adjusted to meet individual needs, such as mental development or a calming atmosphere.
The staff in our dementia neighborhood is specially trained under the direction of the Dementia Care Professionals of America® and is credentialed as Qualified Dementia Care Providers.