The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family while creating lasting memories, for children and aging parents alike. There are always the usual stresses that arise this time of year, like making sure gifts are bought, meals are sorted, and activities are planned to keep everyone happy. However, […]
Caring for an aging parent or loved one experiencing memory decline or cognitive aging is one thing, but caregiving for an Alzheimer’s suffer is a different matter. Unless you are an expert in Alzheimer’s care, most caregivers or family members are learning about the signs or behaviors of the disease after the fact.
An outside point of view from a Certified Dementia Practitioner or medical professional is probably the most valuable input due to their impartiality. It can be difficult to come to terms with the fact that your loved one is not just experiencing memory decline, but is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It is a lot to process. The needs of your loved one become much more apparent after a diagnosis is provided. Often times, the caregiver is no longer able to meet the needs of their loved one. The next challenge is finding the best way to provide your loved one the specialized care that is required and deserved, which allows them also to live with this disease in a dignified manner.
What Alzheimer’s care at Paradise Living Centers looks like?
Paradise Living Centers prides itself with the ability to offer the best in quality care. All our caregivers are certified by the state of Arizona. Caregiving is a vocation for our team, not just a job. Our full-time nurse, Tracy Strand is available on call 24/7 and works closely with the caregivers to enhance the care and well-being of our residents. Our Care Manager, Kristie Chadwick is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP®) with comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care and she has completed the Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia care course. The CDP® certification reflects a deep personal commitment on Kristie’s part to the quality of care given to our residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
Memory care at Paradise Living Centers
In addition to Kristie and Tracy working with our caregivers, the residents’ primary care physician and their loved ones, and family members, they are always looking for ways to enhance the level of care we provide. We also work with memory care professionals from A Wiser Mind to provide on-site, one-on-one engaging sessions to delay cognitive decline. The sessions are designed to meet the specific needs and abilities of each resident.
To learn more about our memory care programs or to schedule a tour of our assisted living homes in either Paradise Valley or Central Phoenix, call Kristie Chadwick at 480.878.4112. We encourage you to meet our team and find out more about our services and the quality care we provide.