How does our dementia care program differ from traditional assisted living?
Our dementia care program is specially designed to meet the unique needs of memory loss. From providing specialized staff to creating a secure and familiar environment, our dementia care program is focused on providing comfort, dignity, and an enhanced quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Dementia Care at Summerset: Our Two Levels of Care
Dementia is any form of memory loss, and the side effects of dementia can vary greatly among those who have been diagnosed. We don’t believe in a standardized approach to memory care, as we understand that it affects everyone differently. The caregivers at Summerset Assisted Living tailor our programs for each guest. From helping your loved one keep a routine full of appropriate and meaningful activities to assisting with activities such as bathing and dining, we want to make sure that they get exactly the support they need to live their life to the fullest.
Our dementia care Atlanta program is organized with two levels of care:
Special Care (Level One):
Level one of our memory care program is designed for our residents who are in the beginning stages of memory loss and may need assistance with up to two daily activities. The specialized staff working in our special care program are focused on providing personal and dignified care, centering their attention on providing both purpose and encouragement to our residents. We take the time to get to know your loved one—their preferences and their life experiences—to develop a routine and style of care that works best for them.
Often, those in our special care program are comforted by planning their days with meaningful activities. Our structured entertainment and activities program, The Sunshine Club, does a great job of doing just that. Our Sunshine Club activities include activities such as arts and crafts, music, lectures, scheduled outings, and more.
Extra Special Care (Level Two):
Our second level of memory care is designed for residents who are in a more advanced stage of memory loss and need additional assistance and attention. Typically, those in level two of our memory care program need assistance with 3-4 daily activities, such as bathing and dining. The staff that works with our extra special care residents are specifically focused on enhancing the quality of life for those with more advanced stages of dementia.
The Best Care Begins with a Compassionate Staff
At Summerset Assisted Living we understand that choosing a quality dementia care facility for your loved one to live in is an important decision. That is why we have professionals on staff who are trained to handle the special situations that arise with dementia patients, such as meals, answering repeated questions, and wandering. Our staff members are compassionate and committed to helping our patients with dementia. You can trust that we will take care of their every need.
Personalized Dementia Care in Atlanta, Georgia
If you are considering senior living for your loved one with dementia, please keep in mind our quality dementia care facility. For more information about our senior living, schedule a tour, or contact Summerset Assisted Living at (470) 231-2357.