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Providing Top Quality, Excellent, Compassionate Care for Residents of our Assisted Living Community

Summerset Assisted Living Community of Atlanta, GA has been carefully designed and constructed to allow an abundance of natural light throughout the building. Our assisted living facility offers an environment of family style living that will make you feel right at home. The architecture is clean and open, yet traditional enough to offer a warm and friendly environment.

Various centers of life, including a courtyard, gardens, walkways, a fountain, a goldfish pond, flowering shrubbery and trees, are strategically positioned throughout our assisted living community so residents can enjoy their surroundings.

Feel free to browse our web page and see why our assisted living residents prefer the lifestyle of family style care.

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Our Services

The on-site services and amenities we offer set Summerset apart from other assisted living facilities. From chef-cooked meals to daily activities, we provide many benefits to our residents.

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Our Resident Life

As an assisted living community, our goal is to provide the best care for our residents, including enhanced, respite, and memory care options. We respect our residents’ independence but provide needed health care and support.

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Our Accommodations

The family style care and accommodations at Summerset differentiate us from other assisted living communities in Atlanta. Enjoy all the comforts of home, wellness programs, home-cooked meals, and more.

  • Dementia Risk and Race

    Dementia Risk and Race

    What’s race got to do with it? When it comes to dementia, race and ethnicity have a measurable impact on a person’s risk of developing the brain disease. After a 14 year-long study, findings were released by Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. Studying a sample of more than 274,000 members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, researchers wanted to know the incidence of dementia among six different ethnic groups. Those groups were: African-Americans, Alaska Natives, Latino, Caucasian, Asian- Americans and Pacific Islanders. Findings Using previously determined dementia incidence rates and calculations of a person’s lifetime risk for developing the disease, researchers estimated the percentage of individuals without dementia before age 65 in each group who can expect to be diagnosed with dementia over the next 25 years. The results are astounding. (Refer to Graphic.) When you break that number down by gender, risk increases for African-American women. Dementia rates were 60% higher among African-American women than for Asian-American women. For men, that number jumps to 93% when comparing African-American men to Asian men. Some researchers believe that this increase in risk for African-Americans may be due to a genetic predisposition. Survival after diagnosis varies by race and ethnicity, as well. Caucasians tend to have the shortest survival rate of 3.1 years and Asian-Americans have the longest survival rate, 4.4 years. Latinos follow close behind at 4.1 years. Treatment and Care Armed with this information, many hope this will help improve prevention outreach and education to different ethnic groups, aid doctors in earlier detection and provide more effective treatment for specific groups of patients. At Summerset Assisted Living Community, our Memory Lane program is specifically designed to assist residents with memory impairments and offers special activities focused on providing appropriate amounts of stimulation and exercise. Learn more about Memory Lane. Now that you know the incidence of dementia among different ethnic groups, we’ll discuss why it may vary and how different methods may prevent the onset of dementia. Follow us on social media and sign-up for our blog to stay up to date. Your Home Away from Home | Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Summerset Assisted Living Community is focused on providing top quality, excellent, compassionate care for those we serve. Schedule a tour today! Sources: Alzheimer’s & Dementia and Alzheimer’s Association...

  • Are You in Denial?

    Top 10 Signs of Dementia

    “Where is my phone?” “What day is it again?” “I know you, but I just can’t seem to recall your name.” “I was in the middle of something, but I’ve lost my train of thought and…” In the moment, it may not seem like a big deal. Mom sometimes forgets where she placed her phone. Now and then, she thinks that it’s Monday, but it’s Tuesday. Recalling a person’s name can be a challenge for anyone. I won’t worry about Mom forgetting her niece’s name. That’s nothing to stress about, right? She’s getting older and just a little forgetful, that’s all. What is Dementia? Diagnosing dementia isn’t an easy task. According to the Mayo Clinic, dementia is not a specific disease but describes a group of symptoms such as declining memory or other thinking skills severe enough to impact a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. Signs of Dementia While memory loss is one key factor in diagnosing dementia, memory loss alone does not always correlate with dementia. Researchers have found that in addition to memory loss, there are several other warning signs that can lead to early detection. Did you know that a change in mood and withdrawal from work and social activities are signs of dementia? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are ten signs of dementia (Refer to Graphic). To confirm if your loved one has dementia or simply has declining memory loss, it’s critical to visit a doctor to make a determination. If a doctor diagnoses your loved one with dementia, you will learn that there are several types. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent type of dementia. In fact, studies show that it accounts for 60% to 80% of cases. Other types are: Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) Vascular Dementia Mixed Dementia Parkinson’s Disease Frontotemporal Dementia Creutzfeldt – Jakob disease Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Huntington’s disease Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome  Care At Summerset Assisted Living Community, we welcome clients of all needs. As part of our entrance process, all potential residents must undergo a full medical evaluation so that our staff can properly meet their care needs. SALC’s Memory Lane program features specific techniques for assisting residents with memory impairments.The program also offers special activities focused on providing appropriate amounts of stimulation and exercise. Learn more about Memory Lane. Now that you know the signs and types of dementia, we’ll discuss the prevalence of dementia in ethnic populations in our next post. Follow us on social media and follow our blog to stay up to date. Your Home Away from Home | Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Summerset Assisted Living Community is focused on providing top quality, excellent, compassionate care for those we serve. Schedule a tour today! ...

  • Newsletter June 2015

    June 2015 – Summer Times

    Summerset June 2015 Newsletter Our Centenarians There is a rare club at Summerset.  It is the Centenarian Club.  To be a member, one must be at least 100 years old.  Also, to be a member and be active is marvelous.  What a blessing!!  ...

  • Newsletter Feb 2015

    February 2015 – Summer Times

    When I See Children, I Think: What a Wonderful World! The residents are often graced by the beauty of children coming in to see the residents, entertaining them, and interacting with them. Most recently, Beecher Hills Elementary School came with an orchestra, singers, as well as dancers. They were magnificent. They were kicking their heels while singing: “It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing…”. What a group! The children even had some of residents dancing. Summerset February 2015 Newsletter...

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