Alzheimer’s – Dementia Support
Our homes, care and passions are solely devoted to our Alzheimer’s and dementia residents. It’s with respect and love we maintain a welcoming home for them and support for their family and friends.
Caregiving is demanding — and it’s normal to need a break. Seeking help does not make you a failure. Remember that respite services benefit the person with dementia as well as the caregiver.
Our Life Enrichment Day Program offers a place where the person with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be with others in a safe environment. Staff leads planned activities, such as music and art programs. Transportation, meals and bathing/grooming services are also provided for an additional fee.
We also offer the option for a stay overnight, for a few days or a few weeks. Overnight care allows caregivers to take an extended break or vacation while the person with dementia stays in a supervised, safe environment. All services and amenities offered to permanent residents are offered to respite residents.
Respite care can provide:
- A chance to spend time with other friends and family, or to just relax
- Time to take care of errands such as shopping, exercising, getting a haircut or going to the doctor
- Comfort and peace of mind knowing that the person with dementia is spending time with another caring individual
Respite care services can give the person with dementia an opportunity to:
- Interact with others having similar experiences
- Spend time in a safe, supportive environment
- Participate in activities designed to match personal abilities and needs
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is life-changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. Our support groups, facilitated by the local Alzheimer’s Association provide a place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand what you are going through. Support groups are held the first Tuesday of the month 2:00-3:30pm in the Netzer Community Center.
Being a caregiver doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but there are resources available to help. We provide trainings, workshops, books and DVDs to gain caregiving skills and practical advice.
10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work of leisure
4. Confusion with time or place
5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
6. New problems with words in in speaking and writing
7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
8. Decreased or poor judgment
9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
10. Changes in mood and personality