Assisted Living is a Great Option for Someone with Alzheimer’s

Assisted Living in Citronelle AL

World Alzheimer’s Day is September 21st and when you know somebody who has been diagnosed with this form of dementia, you may be wondering what type of options are best for them with Assisted-Living-Citronelle-ALregard to care. You want what’s best for them at all times, and maybe they have expressed the desire to remain at home for as long as possible, but this is more likely the result of not knowing what assisted living can offer.

Alzheimer’s assisted living facilities are common throughout the country. There are millions of people who are living with this form of dementia, and as the disease progresses it will create more challenges for them as time passes. If they rely on a spouse, friends, other family members, or even neighbors for some type of assistance from time to time, that can seem reasonable for a while, but eventually as the disease and the symptoms progress, it will become too severe for that level of tepid support.

The sooner they settle in on proper care options, the better it’s going to be for them as the disease progresses. Developing a routine is incredibly important for Alzheimer’s. A routine is something that is done the same way over and over again, every single day, week after week, and month after month. Eventually that forms into a habit. When somebody has a habit, even if they begin losing their memories more significantly over time, which will happen with Alzheimer’s, being guided to the routine will be comforting. They will begin doing the things that are part of that routine without even thinking about it.

If they have to be moved to a better living situation when the memory loss is that severe, it can create a great deal of anxiety because the routine will not be in place.

Assisted living can often provide numerous staff members who are highly experienced in supporting those with Alzheimer’s. Contact an assisted living facility that is relatively close to the senior who may require it and sit down and talk to the administrator there to find out what types of services they offer in this particular situation.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living near Citronelle, AL, contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living at 251-317-3017.

About Cindy Johnson

Ashbury Manor’s Administrator since 2008, Cindy Johnson is a long-time expert in the assisted living field. Prior to her arrival at Ashbury Manor, Cindy managed acquisitions and crisis management for existing and new larger senior care project developments for eleven years. As regional manager for an Oregon-based assisted living management company, Cindy was directly responsible for operations for five 50-65 bed assisted living facilities. As manager during the transition to new ownership, Cindy reorganized internal operations and conducted leadership training for Executive Directors. As a result of her management and expertise, one of the company’s facilities (in Ocala, Florida) received a deficiency-free survey, resulting in the lifting of a moratorium on operation.

A nurse for 36 years, senior care has always been Cindy’s passion. Desiring to work more closely with residents, Cindy became a Category II Administrator in 2005. As Ashbury Manor’s Administrator, Cindy understands the complexities associated with dementia and cognitive impairment and she has fallen in love with seniors with dementia or cognitive impairment and their families.

Cindy is Treasurer of the local “Senior Coalition” chapter. She enjoys mentoring new candidates who want to become administrators.

As a 16-bed facility, with Cindy's training and experience, our residents and their families can be sure Ashbury Manor’s carefully selected staff provides the expertise of a larger facility while maintaining the individualized personal care of a small special needs home.
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