Dementia is a progressive condition that leads to memory loss and cognitive function decline. Over time, a person may lose skills, communication, and the ability to keep themselves protected. That’s when it is so important to find help for your loved one. Dementia care provides that in a special, protected environment that maintains quality of life and dignity. At Summer’s Landing, this is one of the senior living services we offer to help residents enjoy the best level of safety and health possible.
Signs That an Individual Needs Dementia Care
One of the unique things about dementia is that this type of condition can worsen over a long period of time or a short timeframe. It can be hard to determine when a loved one needs this type of care, but some of the following signs may be a good indication that dementia is worsening to where a person needs more help.
- Forgetfulness with medications, meals, or other tasks
- Changes in personal hygiene
- Changes in communication
- Wandering or leaving home and getting lost
- Instances of combative behavior or aggression
In these situations, it may be best to look for additional help and support. That’s where our team can offer help.
Are Assisted Living Services the Right Choice for You?
A person with dementia may need more help than is offered in assisted living services. In these services, a person still has the ability to handle many tasks on their own. They are living in their own private area and have more freedom to come and go.
However, at Summer’s Landing, we offer dementia care that is a bit more protective and much more secure. Because a person with this disease needs more attention and constant care to ensure they are safe, we often recommend more advanced services. That doesn’t mean your loved one is in a hospital-like setting. He or she can remain living in a space that is fitting to their needs as they are.
Another key benefit of using these senior care services is that we can continue to provide a high level of care over time. As a progressive disease, a person with dementia may worsen in terms of their abilities and skills. We can accommodate most needs in our dementia care setting. That may mean adjusting to living environments and structures to better fit their specific needs as they change. Yet, your loved one does not have to move from one community to the next. They can remain with us throughout the rest of their life, receiving the highest level of care possible during that time.
Senior Living Services for Those with Dementia
Each person’s needs are unique but must be fully understood. A big part of the work we do with you is to create the ideal situation for your loved one no matter what their specific needs are. As those needs change, the services we provide can also change to meet them. With the highest level of attention to your loved one’s needs, you can trust us to always be there to support you.
Take the time to schedule some time to speak to our team. Learn more about our services and our community as a whole to find out how we can help you. Explore more of our services such as:
- Medication assistance services
- Full dining services
- Senior activities and recreation
- Assisted living services
Ready to Learn More? Call Summer’s Landing Today
Dementia can rob a person of memories and quality of life. At Summer’s Landing, our dementia care aims to ensure your loved one remains healthy, safe, and happy as much as is possible. Our comprehensive location ensures the best possible level of care possible. Learn more about it and schedule a tour when you call 850.265.9829 or connect with us online.