StoneBridge Memory Care has the expertise to simplify and improve the life of a senior loved one while helping you find peace-of-mind. We understand the challenges associated with receiving a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, and we know firsthand the demands required of caregivers.
Allow us to be a resource for you to help navigate signs and dementia symptoms and advise on how to manage them for your loved one.
Forgetting important information, misplacing things and getting lost are clear symptoms of dementia. We recognize the frustration that comes with memory loss and assist by employing visual cues to identify each resident’s suite, place at mealtime tables and other locations around the community.
Memory loss can produce anxiety on a regular basis. We reduce other common sources of anxiety such as the comings and goings of visitors and staff to help alleviate unnecessary triggers. When individuals have a loss of brain function, it’s important for caregivers to understand how to navigate their everyday activities.
Individuals with memory loss can become frustrated by not being able to come and go as they please. We encourage independent movement around our obstacle-free community, designed with continuous path hallways that spare residents the frustration or fear of an ending hallway. We also provide secured and inviting spaces both inside and out for self-directed exploration.
Alzheimer’s disease can affect the part of the brain that helps navigate social situations. Sufferers often withdraw as they forget names, faces and familiar places. We nurture social engagement by encouraging family and friends to visit often and creating relevant daily tasks to continue familiar social routines.
Alzheimer’s disease affects the area of the brain that regulates hormones, appetite and cognitive function, all of which impact individual sleep patterns. Disturbances in these patterns can result in restless nights. Our daily programs feature physical and mental stimulation designed to promote restorative sleep.
Memory loss and difficulty speaking, writing and performing general day-to-day tasks are all signs of mental decline. Our daily activities are designed to stimulate the brain and promote physical and mental well-being.
Sundowner’s Syndrome can cause confusion and anger, particularly after sunset. Our building is designed to maximize the calming effects of natural light.
Those with memory loss understandably become irritable easily. We provide residents with opportunities to overcome challenges and achieve successes, promoting a more relaxed and calming environment.
Choosing the Right Memory Care Facility for Your Loved One
The decision to place your family member in the care of others is a difficult one. Oftentimes, however, many must face this decision as their loved one begins to require frequent care due to aging. Family members may be in either physical or cognitive decline or developing dementia. Even in the early stages, it’s best to be prepared before the decline and/or dementia progress.
At StoneBridge, we want to offer peace of mind and help you do what’s best for you, your family and your loved one.
There are many variables when it comes to choosing a senior living community, especially when signs of dementia are present. It can be overwhelming. StoneBridge can answer all your questions and serve as a knowledgeable resource to guide you through the process. Here are some things to consider when selecting a senior living facility:
Researching the monthly cost is a good place to start, and oftentimes senior living communities will have a base level of care available. Don’t be afraid to speak with someone and ask specific questions before making a final decision. If your loved one is in need of dementia care, be sure to explore all the available options.
Service & Amenities
Many senior communities have a variety of services and amenities they offer to their residents. Daily activities and programs encourage residents to engage and interact with one another. Plus, if a family member has symptoms of dementia or symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, then a community needs to be able to care for memory problems or cognitive symptoms appropriately. Services such as medication management, 24/7 skilled nursing, transportation or access to rehabilitation care are also important.
When choosing a senior living community to care for your loved one, location is everything. Finding a place close to you is important both for emergencies and to maintain social connections through frequent visits.
Many people have insurance to cover the care that is necessary when living in a senior living community, but it is best to confirm which insurance plans are accepted and covered benefits. Be sure to also inquire about coverage through Medicare and VA benefits (if applicable).
Visit or contact us at any one of our four StoneBridge Memory Care facilities in Illinois: Effingham, Olney, Jacksonville, or Mt. Vernon. We are happy to provide an in-depth consultation and help you care for your loved one if they are experiencing the signs and symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s. We look forward to meeting you.