Finding the Right Memory Care Community for Someone You Love

Choosing a memory care community for a loved one is a significant decision. Whatever community you choose, you want to make sure that your loved one will receive the compassionate care and support they need, and it’s a place they will feel comfortable and at home.

Just because a community offers memory care services does not mean that it is the right fit for your family. Every community offers different levels of care, various amenities, and lifestyle options and has its own unique feel and atmosphere. Your job is to find the right memory care community for you and your family.

At Provident Village at Creekside, we have learned what makes a great memory care community through our personal experience providing exceptional dementia care in Smyrna, Georgia. We want to help you make this decision and find the right community for your loved one. Below are things to consider and look for when choosing a memory care community.

Determine Your Loved One’s Care Needs

With varying levels of service, it is important to understand what each care level includes and how personalized these services can be. You want to find a community that provides exceptional memory care as well as support for your loved one’s personal needs.

At Provident Village at Creekside, we know that dementia and dementia care are not a one-size-fits-all service. We proudly offer multiple levels of memory care in Cobb County, Georgia, to accommodate the needs of those with mild to advanced memory impairments. 

Illuminations

Our early-stage memory care, Illuminations, provides personalized support for those living with an early or mild memory impairment. Through meaningful activities, programming, and socialization opportunities, we support each individual by enhancing their self-esteem and creating a renewed sense of purpose in life.

Comprehensive Memory Care

Offering the highest quality of memory care in Cobb County, Georgia, we provide personalized care to those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We treat every resident with the dignity and respect they deserve and encourage individuals to remain as independent as possible by focusing on their strengths. Our mission is to provide a meaningful, purposeful, and engaging lifestyle.

Evaluate Community Amenities

Making sure that your parent or family member feels comfortable and at home depends on the amenities that their community offers. 

Take a look at what living accommodations are available:

  • Is there a floor plan that caters to your loved one’s needs/lifestyle?
  • Are there spacious common areas?

Inquire about the dining experience:

  • How many meals are served each day? 
  • Are there set mealtimes? 
  • Does the community cater to special dietary restrictions or preferences?

Also, keep in mind what your family member likes to do in their spare time:

  • Does the community offer any activities that your loved one would like? 
  • What about fitness and wellness programs?

At Provident Village at Creekside, connection and engagement are at the forefront of our memory care programming. Our structured programming has been designed to stimulate and strengthen the mind. We focus on brain resilience and strive to provide residents with opportunities, both planned and passive, that allow them to engage with peers and team members in a way that promotes a sense of connection and purpose while maintaining their cognitive function at the highest level possible.

Address Safety Features & Processes

For those with more advanced memory impairment, wandering is a common behavior, making safety and security two of the top concerns in memory care communities. Make sure you ask each potential community what safety features it has in place, as well as their processes for different emergency situations such as a fire. 

Our dementia care neighborhood in Smyrna, Georgia, was created to provide a safe and secure environment for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. Residents are free to explore the community, both indoors and outdoors, allowing them to maintain a sense of independence while in a secure space.

Additional memory care safety features and amenities at Provident Village at Creekside include:

  • Emergency call systems
  • Secure memory care garden area
  • Daily social activities
  • Faith services
  • Educational opportunities
  • Private rooms 
  • Individualized service plans
  • Three meals daily
  • And more!

We know that finding the right memory care community for your family may seem like an overwhelming task. But, it comes down to finding a place that meets your loved one’s needs and personal preferences and is a community you are proud to call ‘home’ for your loved one. 

To learn more about our multiple levels of memory care and to find out if Provident Village at Creekside is the right community for your family, we invite you to contact a member of our team or visit our website.

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