Here are some FAQs about Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Are there activities offered to keep my father busy during the day?
Yes, our activities are tailored to meet the needs and desires of each individual resident and provide an opportunity for each resident to actively engage and thrive in the highest quality of life possible.
My mother is on a restrictive diet, will you be able to accommodate her special dietary needs?
Yes, we offer homemade meals three times daily using a menu that residents and their families help plan, keeping in mind the personal preferences of each resident.
Will my father have to share a bedroom with someone?
No, we offer only private rooms where residents can surround themselves with pictures and other items of personal value to create a warm welcoming space that feels just as comfortable as home.
My father’s doctor is quite a distance away, so taking my father to his appointments would involve me taking the day off. Do you provide medical care in the home?
Yes, to simplify the lives of our families, and to allow our residents the opportunity to stay in the comfort and safety of their new home with us, we offer “in-home” medical, dental and behavioral health services from practitioners specifically trained in caring for individuals with dementia. Should the need arise, we can make arrangements for ancillary services such as podiatry, physical, speech and occupational therapy on an as-needed basis.
Can my father remain with you even if he should require more care?
Yes, “aging in place” is one of our core values. We believe each individual has the inherent right to benefit from aging in a comfortable, intimate home as opposed to other types of institutional care. We arrange the appropriate level of care to meet each resident’s unique set of circumstances to the best of our ability so that our residents can come home for life.
My mother has a tendency to wander. What type of security system do you have to prevent her from wandering off the premises?
Our professional care team members are especially trained and experienced in caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Through the use of discrete security systems and a secured fenced yard we are able to provide a state-of-the-art safety environment that enables our residents to wander freely throughout the property. This means there are no parts of the home, indoors or out, that are off limits to our residents. They are designed for the safe use and enjoyment of all.
My father gets impatient at times when it comes to needing assistance. What is your care team member-to-resident ratio?
Because of the small, intimate nature of our home we offer a high care team member-to-resident ratio. This makes if possible for each care team member to get to know each resident on a personal level. High care team member retention is of great benefit to our residents as it provides consistency in care and familiarity; optimal care arises as a natural extension of meaningful relationships.
I am having difficulty dealing with all the changes my mother is going through. Is there anyone at your facility that can help?
Yes, we support our families. Our family-centered approach promotes the highest level of involvement with our families. Our professional care team is here to support you and assist you with ways to cope with the changes your loved one is going through. You are never alone. Our goal is to shift as much of the care responsibility as possible from overwhelmed family members and make it easier for them to concentrate on what’s most important – spending quality time with their loved ones.
My mother requires medication several times a day. Do you have staff to administer her medication?
Yes, in addition to other members of our care team who have been state licensed and certified to safely manage and administer our residents’ medications, we have a full-time Registered Nurse on-call 24-hours/day, 7 days/week. We use a state-of-the-art medication management program which has been specifically designed for our environment to assure the safety and well being of all our residents.
My mother enjoys going outdoors. Will she be able to spend time outdoors or will she be restricted to stay in the house?
No, she will not be restricted anywhere on the property. To encourage the freedom of movement and offer the best therapies and care possible to our residents, we have designed and incorporated several year-round outdoor spaces where residents, their families and care team members can connect with nature and enjoy solitude. We have patios, a screened in porch, an interior courtyard, beautifully landscaped grounds with a continuous-loop walking trail, and even a greenhouse for year-round gardening!