dementia care

When time takes hold, it can be difficult to hang onto our memories.

Dementia isn’t a disease, but rather a collection of symptoms associated with a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer’s. People living with dementia often struggle to remember things like the names of their children or how to fasten a button.

Science can’t explain why, but dementia affects each person differently. That’s why we take special measures to ensure your loved one’s care is tailored to their specific needs.

what to expect from embassy

Our care team works closely with families and physicians to learn about our residents’ histories and their likes and dislikes. So we’ll ask you questions, like:
  • Does he like spaghetti?
  • What’s her favorite song?
  • When she was a child, what did she want to be when she grew up?
These bits of information help us connect to your loved one on a personal level. We also pay special attention to our residents’ habits and discover what makes them most comfortable so we can adjust the environment and programming to their schedule. Embassy Healthcare has several centers throughout Ohio and Florida designed to care for patients in all stages of dementia, from confused and disoriented to late-stage cognitive loss. Our care team collaborates with dementia experts to craft individual care plans for each of our residents that will guide them through this journey.

benefits of residential dementia care

We want to keep our loved ones with us for as long as possible. However, caring for someone with dementia is a constant commitment and can be challenging both financially and emotionally. Our professional care team takes the stress out of the equation and enables your family to cherish the time you spend with your loved one. There are other benefits, too:
  • Safety: Our care centers are designed especially for people living with dementia to minimize the chance of injury.
  • Security: Our beautiful grounds are easy to navigate, but our secure borders prevent residents from wandering off.
  • Wellness: Our care team will make sure your loved one remembers to eat, bathe and take their medication.

care team credentials

Our doctors and nurses are certified to provide medical care, but they’re also specially trained to work with people living with dementia. They’re regularly pursuing continuing education to stay up to date on the latest treatments, information and dementia research.

dementia care assessments

When we meet a new resident, we perform several different assessments, including:
  • MDS: Measures physical, psychological and psychosocial function
  • BIMS: Helps determine if the mental status is altered
  • Allen Cognitive Testing: Evaluates a person’s ability to understand verbal cues and motor skills
These assessment tools determine which care community will be best suited for your loved one’s condition-based needs. We’re also able to build a more customized care plan because your loved one is directly involved in these assessments. Call Embassy Healthcare at 888-975-1379 to make an appointment to tour our communities and meet our care team.