There is a good chance you’ll have questions, and we’re here to help. Below you will find the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about Discovery Village At Deerwood. If you have any further questions, please fill out the contact form.

What’s Special About A Retirement Community?

A retirement community is a space where you can live out your golden years in a joyous and fulfilled manner. Unlike retirees who are unsure what to do with all the time that they have with their newfound free time, our residents have fun-filled activities to keep them preoccupied all day long. In a retirement community, you do not need to focus on trivial things like house chores as there is an experienced team to handle that. Instead, you can focus your energy on actually enjoying your retirement and that’s what makes us so special

What’s The Difference Between Assisted Living and Independent Living?

When you entire a retirement community, you may see certain retirement communities labelling themselves as assisted living spaces and independent living spaces. There is a difference between the two: assisted living spaces are for retirees who need some degree of support in their daily lives. It can be as simple as requiring a team member to regularly check in with them or can be as intensive as requiring assistance in showering. Meanwhile, independent living communities allow residents the capacity to live alone with minimal interference from team members.

Who Should Consider Assisted Living?

Assisted living is more for retirees who feel as though living alone might pose a risk to their health, require great assistance to run errands or to address their basic needs. Most importantly, you can strongly consider assisted living if you have a serious medical condition or if your doctor has expressed concerns about you living alone. However, even if you don’t need to have assisted living but desire it, this can be a good option for you.

What is Memory Care?

Our memory care program is designed for resident’s struggling with dementia and during this program, we plan special activities to keep our retiree’s mind meaningfully engaged. This is a personalized program which ensures that every resident who requires this service has a uniquely tailored experience for them. We engage certified nurse assistants and nurses to take care of our residents as we only want the best for you. For us, that would mean engaging an individual who is well-versed with memory loss and knows how to provide for patients with memory loss.

When Does My Loved One Need Memory Care?

Most evidently, your loved one requires memory care if they begin displaying signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia. This includes repeating questions, wandering around or getting lost in familiar areas, experiencing poor judgement due to memory loss and confusion. This could indicate a need for a special program that can carefully take care of your loved one as individuals suffering from memory loss can pose a risk to themselves.