Like our sweet memories, the care needed for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is varied and unique. John Knox Village offers a full continuum of memory care.
Memory Care at Village Assisted Living is often the answer. Two levels of care offer a comfortable and secure environment, providing purpose and encouragement to patients. Drawing on their life experiences, taking the time to know their preferences, their family and friends, our staff creates a more person-centered dignified approach to care. We create activities and programs that are meaningful, with plenty of spaces to participate and develop a true sense of belonging.
If additional skilled nursing care is needed for mid- to late-Alzheimer’s, the Village Care Center’s memory care wing meets the needs of patients with compassion and highly specialized care.
According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. While dementia is not a disease, it may accompany certain diseases or conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative brain disease that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that more than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease. Although younger people can (and do) get Alzheimer’s, symptoms generally begin after age 60.
Care provided in the Village Assisted Living community — from dining, to staffing, to activities — is designed around the unique needs of memory loss. Specially trained professionals work hand-in-hand with the individual and their family members to create structure, familiar schedules and surroundings, all in a secure environment that promotes purpose and celebrates accomplishments. If additional skilled nursing care is needed, Village Care Center meets the needs of patients with compassion and highly specialized care.
Yes. Staff members are specially trained in person-centered memory care. And these special caregivers carry with them a compassionate temperament and a passion for providing dignified, respectful memory care to individuals and their families.