When do Rome GA Seniors need Assisted Living?
How do you know whether a moment of confusion is the onset of Alzheimer’s or merely a condition with similar symptoms? We all have occasional moments of confusion. When it happens repeatedly, it’s a good idea to look into it deeper, starting with a visit to the senior’s doctor. It may turn out to be nothing, but it may be a good opportunity to start a conversation about picking up additional caregiving, provided by a family member or a Rome Georgia Assisted Living center like Riverwood Senior Living.
Recognizing the early signs of Dementia
Memory problems are typically one of the first signs of cognitive impairment, although the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s to become evident may vary from person to person.
The senior’s doctor should examine them to rule out other conditions that can be confused with Alzheimer’s (things like mood and personality changes, losing things, etc.) such as depression or a condition called mild cognitive impairment, or MCI.
With a disease like Alzheimer’s that gets progressively more severe with time, you want to get out ahead of the condition and make arrangements for the level of care that the senior will need well before it potentially robs them of the ability to make decisions and function.
Such matters to decide include arrangements for caregiving. A family member may assume the duty of home visitations to make sure the senior can still perform normal daily tasks, handle money, and isn’t wandering outside or exhibiting other behaviors that can endanger their wellbeing.
Another option is moving the senior into Riverwood Senior Living or other Rome GA Assisted living communities.
Assisted Living: Not What You’d Expected?
Seniors facing the difficult end of self-reliance may react with defiance or paranoia when questioned about losing things or misplacing them in odd places, getting lost, etc. A difficult situation becomes even worse if he or she is acting under misguided presumptions of what to expect at a place like Riverwood Senior Living, possibly after visiting a different family member who needed hospital-like around-the-clock care in a nursing home.
Seniors taking a tour of our community are usually very pleasantly surprised after visiting with a community consultant, enjoying a meal, and talking to current residents for a sense of what it is like to move into an apartment at Riverwood Senior Living and take part in activities. No more fussing with cooking, cleaning, lawn care, and other chores? Yes, please! Plus, residents are encouraged to take outings and even have staff available to give them rides to appointments or group trips for fun things like visiting the local museums, shopping, or grabbing a bite of dinner.
This is a place where seniors can relax and enjoy their retirement. At Riverwood, we welcome entertainers who bring the fun right to us.
Even if the senior doesn’t move now, taking a tour can give them something to look forward to in the future.
Riverwood Senior Living: Rome GA Assisted Living and a Lot More!
Our community of seniors includes different levels of care and attention. The most basic is Short Term Senior Care, which can be a way to relieve family caregivers for a few days and let the senior get a sense of whether he or she might want to stay longer-term as a resident.
The Assisted Living residents typically need help with the tasks of everyday living, activities like dressing themselves, remembering to take medicines, and bathing.
If a resident joins us in Assisted Living, then experiences deteriorating mental cognition because of the onset or progression of dementia, Riverwood conveniently offers a secure Rome GA Memory Care Facility to add an additional layer of support and assistance. Those with dementia often have problems coping with new situations, so keeping a sense of familiarity (faces and places they already know) can bring comfort.
Act Today to Be Prepared for Tomorrow’s Retirement Surprises
We’d love to meet you and show you everything Riverwood Senior Living has to offer, including floor plans for various apartment options. Call us at (706) 235-0807 or contact us through this website to set up a tour!
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