08 Nov Alzheimer’s Awareness: Three Ways We Can Help
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. So, we’d like to share some recent statistics about this disease and how our specialized care helps reduce the burden of adult children or caregivers who are facing an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in their family.
According to an Alzheimer’s Association Report published in March 2021, an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia today. And unless there are any major medical breakthroughs, this number could grow to 13.8 million by 2060.
The burden to caregivers has increased dramatically over the past few years, exacerbated by the pandemic. More than 11 million family members and other unpaid caregivers provided an estimated 15.3 billion hours of care to people with Alzheimer’s, which resulted in their increased risk of emotional distress and physical health outcomes.
If Alzheimer’s disease is a current reality or a distinct possibility in your family, Park Springs can help you make a solid plan to navigate the days to come. Here are three ways we can help:
- Insightful evaluation
Deciding the best type of care for your loved one is a heart-wrenching decision. That’s why we have trained Navigators to help professionally evaluate your loved one and help determine where they will thrive best. Whether you choose Assisted Living or Memory Care, we have a range of options in our full continuum of care to ensure that your loved one is settled in the perfect home to meet all their needs, today and tomorrow.
- Stimulating, state-of-the-art brain fitness
We take the time to get to know each Member, learn about their past, and meet them where they are today. And then we help facilitate a personalized plan designed to help them stay active and engaged. Our Brain HQ fitness program has even been proven to slow cognitive decline. Featuring 29 exercises that focus on improving attention, memory, brain speed, people skills, navigation, and intelligence, Brain HQ helps our Members think faster, focus better, and remember more.
- Compassionate Memory Care in a home-like setting
Park Springs offers Memory Care that goes far beyond medical needs to address the whole person. Our SPIRIT household model of care is leading a revolution from an institutional setting of care to a home environment of care. We offer Memory Care households in both Assisted Living, for those experiencing mild cognitive decline and in Pebblebrook, for those needing more support. Our Household environments offer feelings-focused, emotion-based care based on the needs and desires of every individual, rather that set calendars and meal plans. With the support of compassionate Care Partners and Homemakers, we help change lives for the better, and we have the results to prove it. As Stacy T., the daughter of one of our Members says, “Before my father was really not engaging in life. Now, when I walk in, he’s smiling, he’s happy, he’s put on weight. You can tell he’s thriving.”
If your spouse, parent, or friend is suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, you have options.
Schedule a visit to see how we can come alongside you to provide the support and care your loved one needs.