John Knox Village offers a full continuum of memory care for people who have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, because – like our memories – the care needed for people with dementia is varied and unique.
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.
Yes we do! Our group meets once a month and is co-sponsored by Village Assisted Living and the Village Care center. Most importantly, this group is open to anyone from the area who has a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia. Join us!