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Our Rome
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Living with memory disorders or caring for a loved one with dementia can be a very difficult thing, but you don’t have to do it all alone. Our Memory Care team at Riverwood offers residents the most specialty care for individuals with all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, with the most stringent Assisted Living licenses available in northern Alabama.

At Riverwood, our compassionate staff helps provide memory care residents with the tools they need to manage the symptoms of memory loss by providing everyday structure to reduce stress, and helping with personal care tasks, meals, and meds. Our team is especially trained to deal with the unique symptoms that accompany dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, incorporating special techniques and the latest technologies into treatment to help preserve memory skills through intentional activities.

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Why Memory Care with Riverwood
of Rome, GA?

PATHWAYS INTENTIONAL
MEMORY CARE

Pathways Intentional Memory Care is our program at Riverwood, and through it we focus on creating a positive environment and community for memory care residents. Drawing on non-drug therapies such as pet and music therapy, as well as iN2L– an engagement technology that incorporates user-friendly software and interactive games, we work to help preserve memory skills through intentional activities. Though there is no current cure for dementia or Alzheimer’s, we can manage the symptoms through these techniques and create a happy, comfortable, and safe environment for our Memory Care residents in the process.

ENCOURAGING
ACTIVITY

Living active lifestyles brings joy and excitement to our residents at Riverwood. For that reason, designing programs that help facilitate this is important to our team. Memory Care programs are intentionally curated to encourage new, happy memories, and movement. Our residents are full of life, and we seek to celebrate life with them everyday.

IN2L PERSON-CENTERED
ENGAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

An integral part of our Memory Care program, iN2L Person-Centered Engagement Technology applies easy-to-use, stimulating software for recreation, social connection, and memory engagement for our residents who benefit from it. Interactive games and Google Earth-guided tours of their childhood homes create an expanded world from the comfort of their own neighborhoods. iN2L also seeks to foster more interactive communication with family, friends, and caregivers. Together, we can develop a personalized treatment plan for your loved one, filled with their favorite activities to aid in their memory care success.

PET THERAPY

Pet Therapy is another important part of our memory care program, and shows great promise as a beneficial therapy for residents navigating memory loss. While interacting with trained companion animals, opportunities are created for memory care patients to develop meaningful connections. Caring for and nurturing a pet evokes rich memories, while also helping to reduce anxiety and depression. This simple exchange of love and affection often works to calm our residents by creating enjoyable distractions teeming with hugs and smiles.

MUSIC THERAPY

Riverwood takes pride in our Music Therapy programs, yet another helpful facet of our memory care efforts. Music therapy can stimulate memories through the use of songs residents recognize and enjoy. The results are absolutely inspiring! Just like the simple flip of a switch, the use of music can have an immediate effect on the cognitive process. We find that music therapy often results in dancing, smiles, happiness, and the kind of life enrichment our loved ones deserve to experience.

Quality Memory Care results in fewer hospital visits,
improved appetite, and an overall higher quality of life.

What Makes Riverwood
So Special?

CUSTOMIZED CARE

Above all, we want our residents to feel encouraged and supported, so we work diligently to provide continuous, individualized support as they navigate their days here within our community. We specialize in Memory Care with the most Specialty Care Assisted Living licenses in North Georgia for individuals with all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, and we create a tailored approach with which to address the unique needs of each individual in our care. Every person is different, and we believe that should drive our efforts to serve them well.

FAMILY ATMOSPHERE

At Riverwood, our neighborhoods evoke a feeling of home, safety, cleanliness, and comfort, and we understand how that positively impacts our residents, specifically those in memory care. Consistency, kindness, and reassurance are vital to the success of memory care treatments, and that is what you and your loved one can expect and rely on here with us. We understand that the little things often make the biggest difference.

SAFETY AND CARE

The safety of our residents is critically important to our team at Riverwood. As such, medication reminders administered by nurses and trained caregivers keep your loved ones healthy and reduce the risk of negative drug interactions. Also, chronic conditions such as diabetes or Parkinson’s are monitored and factored into personalized nutritional and exercise programs. Our safety-optimized community provides an ideal environment for those with mobility issues, as well. We seek to ensure that each resident’s needs are completely and compassionately met, and that Riverwood feels like home.

CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENT

Our Christian values touch everything we do here at Riverwood. Love, service, patience, and respect for others are core components of our mission as caregivers and as human beings. Our community aims to provide compassionate care for mind, body, and soul, because we know this to be our greatest purpose in Jesus. In short, our faith has helped us create an atmosphere of love at Riverwood, and we seek to share that with you.

SMALL PROVIDER

Being a small provider of senior care allows us to offer what so many others cannot– personalized care. We’re proud to be fully-engrained community members, offering our residents authentic experiences and always staying true to our word.

Our People, Our Heartbeat

Assisted Living
Amenities

DINING

Dining matters at Regency. We understand that great meals are important for many reasons, nutritional and otherwise. That’s why we ensure that our residents can enjoy three delicious and well-balanced meals daily in our dining room. Each meal is made with fresh ingredients from scratch daily by our culinary team, and residents are able to select from a variety of dining options at each meal.

Good food gives our bodies energy and also can help control weight, but eating well may also help to prevent some diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and even some cancers. We also believe that mealtime is meant to be enjoyable, and we always make that a priority here.

INTENTIONAL CARE

We intentionally seek out opportunities to get to know our residents on a personal level, making meaningful connections. This is a crucial step in providing them the best care possible. We work to find out all about their favorite things, their families and unique lives, and we use personal items and mementos of the past to decorate their entryways and living spaces to help stimulate meaningful memories.

MORE AMENITIES

» 24/7 licensed nursing staff
» Secure entry
» 24-hour emergency response system
» Daily events & activities
» Medication administration
» Assistance with daily living tasks & activities
» Full continuum of care
» Transportation to events & appointments< » Secure courtyard » Chef prepared meals

Family & Community

FAMILY EVENTS
Welcoming our residents’ family members into our Rome, GA community as much as possible is an important aspect of our monthly event calendar, dietary program, and all major holidays.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, much of that activity has been put on hold. With the health and safety of our residents being our #1 concern, we also understand engagement and visitation with friends and family is more important now than ever before. We continue to stay abreast of local policy, CDC recommendations, and industry protocols to give our residents every opportunity to engage with their loved ones while remaining healthy both mentally and physically. We are hopeful that we may return to our regular, family-centered events soon.

VISITATION
Traditionally, visiting hours are unlimited, and the front lobby is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Guests visiting after hours can ring the front doorbell to obtain entrance into the community.

While the coronavirus pandemic has affected the way we approach visitors, we’re happy to help arrange visits with family and friends in coherence with the guidelines for retirement communities set forth by the local health department to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.

Monthly Newsletters

Communication is of the utmost importance! Sharing what we’ve been up to and our upcoming events and activities is a top priority as we know it’s critical to ensuring our residents and families have every opportunity to participate! For this reason, we produce a newsletter each month with a print edition featuring classic word games and community news for our residents, as well as a digital newsletter which is sent to family via email.

COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in many ways and our Riverwood team has worked hard to follow CDC recommended guidelines and safety measures to keep our residents as healthy as possible during this time. Riverwood and the assisted living staff members within our community are committed to caring for families and residents with effective communication as updates are made, and with measures implemented to allow
for safe visitation.

Our community has hosted multiple vaccination clinics for our staff and residents, and will continue to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to all residents who wish to receive it.

Start a New Chapter With Us

When memory loss (for yourself or a loved one) begins to adversely interfere with your everyday life, it may be time to consider life at a memory care community. Our community offers intensive, specialized care for seniors dealing with memory loss, and we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality services in this realm of care.

Start your next chapter at Riverwood. We’d love to show you the profound impact intentional memory care can have, while offering your family all the support we can.