Although Alzheimer’s and dementia care are often portrayed as the same, it’s important to note that Alzheimer’s and dementia are two different conditions. Dementia symptoms include changes in memory, problem-solving skills, personality, and behavior. These symptoms may become so severe that they interfere with daily life. Milder forms of dementia can cause decreased mental function for some time before symptoms get worse.
At Discovery Village At Naples, we provide a wide range of services and support for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and their families. We can help you with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and hygiene. Our certified nursing staff can also assist with medications, providing ongoing monitoring and specialized care in an individualized plan designed to meet your loved one’s specific needs.
About Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care at Discovery Village At Naples
Discovery Village At Naples fosters independence by assisting residents in maintaining daily routines while helping them maintain a sense of well-being and purposeful life through involvement in activities that keep the mind sharp—with an emphasis on making sure residents retain memories from each day before they slip away.
The first thing we do when a resident moves into one of our memory care units is visit. We visit, listen and talk to understand their needs as well as those of their family. We also want to know how they feel about receiving memory care. Each family needs to make sure Discovery Village At Naples is a good fit for them and their loved ones. This time allows us to establish a relationship that will continue throughout their stay at Discovery Village At Naples. At times, a visitor program can be set up between members of a family and our staff members who have developed relationships with specific residents within our community.
Benefits of Having Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care in Your Senior Living Community
Providing memory care to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia is a highly specialized area of nursing that requires strong communication skills, strong technical knowledge, and a particular sensitivity to those living with cognitive impairments. In order to provide excellent care in an environment where residents may become agitated or confused due to poor memory, staff must possess great emotional intelligence and pay close attention to behavioral cues. They must be able to anticipate a resident’s needs before they arise and respond quickly when problems occur. If you find yourself moved by your patients’ struggles and have experience working as a nurse, consider joining our team as a Memory Care Coordinator at Discovery Village At Naples.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Senior Living Community?
At some point, someone will have to make a difficult decision about whether or not to move their loved one into a senior living community. Though it can be an uncomfortable decision, here are some signs that it might be time for assisted living services at Discovery Village At Naples. For people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, just getting through each day can become exhausting for caregivers. At times like these, family members may feel they are spending too much time helping seniors with basic needs instead of enjoying their companionship. With dementia care, you can help your loved ones continue doing what they enjoy most while receiving compassionate assistance with everyday tasks, so you have more quality time together.
Why Choose Discovery Village At Naples?
Choosing Alzheimer’s and dementia care at Discovery Village At Naples is an important decision for your loved one. You want to know that they are in good hands. They will be cared for by our team of expertly trained staff who take time with each resident to ensure that their needs are met, both physically and emotionally. Discovery Village At Naples provides outstanding Alzheimer’s and dementia care so your loved ones can live their best life during what may be a difficult time.
To learn more about the exclusive senior lifestyle programs offered at Discovery Village At Naples, feel free to contact us at 239-309-7756 today.