lIVING WITH DEMENTIa
At Victoria Glen Manor, our approach to dementia care in our nursing home is rooted in compassion, dignity, and a deep commitment to enhancing the quality of life for our residents. We understand the unique challenges that individuals living with dementia and their families face, and we strive to create a nurturing and supportive environment. Our dedicated staff members are specially trained in dementia care and employ person-centered techniques to ensure that each resident's individual needs and preferences are met. We provide a safe and comfortable living space, tailored activities that promote cognitive stimulation and social engagement, and a person-centered approach to daily routines and care. We believe that maintaining a sense of autonomy and purpose is vital, and we work tirelessly to uphold the dignity and respect of every resident in our care. At Victoria Glen Manor, we are more than just a nursing home; we are a caring community dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by dementia.
Dementia is a general term used to describe a decline in cognitive abilities, including memory, thinking, and reasoning, which significantly impairs a person's daily life. It's not a specific disease but a set of symptoms often associated with various underlying conditions.
Dementia typically progresses through stages, from mild to severe. These stages may vary depending on the type of dementia but generally involve increasing memory loss, cognitive decline, and changes in behavior and functioning. Understanding these stages can help in providing appropriate care and support.
Get their attention
Establish eye contact
Introduce yourself clearly
Keep your message simple
Be repetitive as necessary
Offer visual aids
The disease might hide the person underneath but there’s still a person inside who needs your love and attention
Memory Boxes are thoughtfully arranged and exhibited outside the doors of each resident's living space. These personalized boxes provide a unique and heartwarming opportunity for individuals to showcase cherished memories and mementos from their own homes, offering a meaningful connection to their past.
Roam Alert Bracelets
Every RoamAlert Resident Bracelet is all about personal safety. With the RoamAlert system, we make sure that when your loved one gets close to a monitored exit, we know exactly who they are. This level of individual protection gives you peace of mind, knowing that we're always looking out for your family member.