As the family member of an elderly loved one with a memory-related condition, you may have noticed that they require help with dining, and you may not be well-trained to provide the level of care they need. When you choose Discovery Village At Stuart as your partner in care, your loved one can benefit from a specialized dining experience that we provide for our memory care residents.
About Our Dining Experience
Mealtimes in our memory care community take place at the same time and place every day, allowing residents to get used to a routine. On top of that, our dining room provides a calm and peaceful environment where residents can enjoy their meals and receive the dining assistance they require, such as seats with armrests, special utensils, or accommodations to their diets that takes into account any difficulties with chewing and/or swallowing.
Regardless of your loved one’s specific needs and whether they can feed themselves independently, you can rest assured that our in-house culinary team is able to provide three nutritionally balanced meals for each resident daily. Our team draws on their experience and expertise in nutrition to create a menu that varies weekly without compromising on taste and flavor!
Benefits of Having a Specialized Dining Experience in Your Senior Living Community
With a specialized dining experience for our memory care residents, they can benefit in the following ways:
- Turn mealtimes into a manageable or at least tolerable experience instead of one to dread
- Ensure that our residents do not suffer nutritionally despite the difficulties they may face with chewing and/or swallowing
- Provide them with a conducive environment in which to focus on dining every day, which can go a long way toward promoting engagement
- Prevent any choking accidents that may happen with the close supervision of our professional team
- … and more!
When Should You Consider Moving into a Senior Living Community?
Understandably, in-home care may not always be the best option for an older adult with dementia. Family caregivers may not be equipped to meet the evolving needs of the older adult, and making the move to a retirement community like Discovery Village At Stuart can be in their best interests. Onsite, you can be sure that your loved one will receive the dedicated attention they need to thrive, and family involvement is encouraged through digital correspondence and active interaction when you come to visit.
Why Choose Discovery Village At Stuart?
Our award-winning SHINE® Memory Care program at Discovery Village At Stuart has received a National Certificate of Recognition from the leading health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s research nationwide. If you are looking for a holistic and person-centered care approach for your loved one’s needs, you need to look no further. We only engage nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) to tend to the needs of our memory care residents, and each team member has undergone extensive training in their area of specialization!
To learn more about living in Discovery Village At Stuart, feel free to contact us today!