With the impending arrival of Hurricane Ian in Florida, we would like you to know that it is our goal to shelter in place unless ordered to evacuate by authorities. Families will be notified by each community regarding specific plans should evacuation occur. Our communities are equipped with large generators and sufficient fuel supplies in the event of loss of power. Our company philosophy is that residents will be better served, safer, and less anxious if they are able to stay at our communities in familiar surroundings with staff available to see them through the storm. Residents may also want to stay with family members and if this is the case, please arrange with the on-site team at their community. Please feel free to speak with the Executive Director or any of the Senior leadership at the community if you have questions. Best regards and stay safe. We will update after the storm has passed.
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can be overwhelming. Even if you suspected something was wrong, hearing it officially confirmed can be emotional for you and those who love you. While you might feel as if you have no control over your life now, there are actually steps you can take that will keep you feeling in charge and empowered.
Sit down with your loved ones and work together to create a plan for the future. That plan should start with learning more about Alzheimer's and advance to more detailed decisions about this complex disease.
Alzheimer's is by far the most common type of dementia. An estimated 5.5 million seniors are believed to live with Alzheimer's. If you’ve recently become one of them, it’s important to learn more about the disease.
Make sure you and your family understand the stages and symptoms of Alzheimer's. It’s the best way to plan for the future. Planning ensures you have time to think through how you want your care to be handled and to convey those wishes to your family.
The Alzheimer's Association created a comprehensive resource center that makes it easier to learn more about the symptoms, stages, treatment, and care options for people with Alzheimer's. The site also has an Interactive Brain Tour that shows how the disease affects the brain. Try to gather those closest to you together to walk through this information.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan for your future:
Finally, it's important to know that there are care partners who can help you continue to live your best quality of life despite this diagnosis.
Some seniors and their families find the supportive environment of an assisted living community to be an ideal solution. As the disease progresses, you can transition in to a memory care program designed to help with the unique challenges Alzheimer's creates.
Deciding on a senior living community is a journey filled with many questions. We are here to provide you and your family with the answers you need before finding the community that fits your lifestyle.
The sheer number of senior living options can be overwhelming for older adults and their children. It's important to know the facts about each one in order to determine which is the best fit for you or a senior loved one.