Many families think of dementia in terms of Alzheimer’s disease which is the leading form of age-related dementia but not the only one. In senior healthcare, Alzheimer’s or dementia care is often referred to as memory care, and it involves a wide range mental debilitation along with very different levels of physical challenges. For example, some dementia patients are completely ambulatory but confused and may wander away from their home at great risk to themselves. Wandering dementia patients require a secured environment to keep them safe. Other dementia patients may be just as confused but not physically or mentally capable of wandering away, thus not requiring as much security. Then, any given level of mental debilitation may be complicated by the patient’s physical or clinical needs which may require 24-hour nursing care. Finally, the level of dementia often requires different kinds of memory care. As a result, Glencroft Senior Living offers memory care (dementia care) in both assisted living with minimal clinical care, and in skilled nursing with 24-hour nursing care.
Friendship House is a secured home that provides assisted living memory care for residents that have confusion, are ambulatory, and pose a wander risk. Residents do not require 24-hour nursing care and they transfer with a one person staff-assist. Friendship House accepts ALTCS for companion suites only.
Sarah’s Place is a secured home that provides assisted living memory care for residents that have confusion, are ambulatory, and pose a wander risk. Residents do not require 24-hour nursing care and they transfer with a one person staff-assist.
Clinically complex dementia patients who require 24-hour nursing care but are ambulatory and may wander are cared for in our Joshua Tree neighborhood.
Clinically complex dementia patients who require 24-hour nursing but are not ambulatory and not a wander risk are cared for in our Purple Sage neighborhood.
Advanced dementia patients who are less clinically complex are cared for in our Primrose Lane neighborhood.