Alzheimer's Communities Visalia CA

Today there are a variety of programs designed specifically to meet the needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease,dementia, and related memory impairments. These include adult day care,assisted living, home health care, skilled nursing care, and special care units within nursing homes.

Niranjan Sharma
(559) 622-9660
1912 S Court St Ste A
Visalia, CA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Kaweah Delta Hha
(559) 624-2000
400 W Mineral King
Visalia, CA
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Delta Nursing And Rehabilitation Hospt
(559) 732-8614
514 N Bridge St
Visalia, CA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Latif Ziyar
(559) 733-6880
3300 S Fairway St
Visalia, CA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Westgate Gardens Conv Ctr
(559) 733-0901
4525 W Tulare Ave
Visalia, CA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Hospice Of Tulare County, Inc
(559) 733-0642
900 W Oak Street
Visalia, CA
Specialty
Hospices

Katrina Peters
3300 S Fairway St
Visalia, CA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Kaweah Delta District Hospital Snf Dp
(559) 624-6090
1633 S Court Street
Visalia, CA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Linwood Gardens Convalescent Center
(559) 627-1241
4444 W Meadow Lane
Visalia, CA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Marcia Mc Donald
3300 S Fairway St
Visalia, CA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Choosing an Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia Community

Choosing an Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia Community


Knowing what to do and where to turn for help when our loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) or related memory impairment/dementia can be very confusing. Due to the progression of the disease and the symptoms that typically accompany it, more help may be required than can be provided at home. The physical strength of the primary caregiver, the demands of work and family, the availability of financial resources and the ability of the caregiver to provide security and stimulation to the person with Alzheimer’s are all factors that must be weighed carefully. Often the choice to place the individual in a care facility is made at the last minute in a crisis situation. But with proper planning and the use of a few guidelines, you can make the decision that will best suit you and your loved one's needs before the situation reaches a crisis level.

Today there are a variety of programs designed specifically to meet the needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and related memory impairments. These include adult day care, assisted living, home health care, skilled nursing care, and special care units within nursing homes. It's important to assess your senior loved one’s requirements prior to beginning your search, and we recommend that you visit at least three programs to determine which option is right for your particular situation. As you visit each facility, weigh the factors listed under each of the following categories.

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS:
• Encourages resident independence and functioning
• Ensures dignity and individual expression
• Ensures resident safety
• Provides peace of mind
• Reduces confusion and agitation
• Minimizes the use of physical restraints and medications
• Promotes family involvement

INDIVIDUAL PLAN OF CARE:
• Comprehensive assessment addresses the resident's current and changing needs
• Personalizes a plan of care for each resident
• Planning process involves resident, family, interdisciplinary care team, and physician
• Regular reassessment of needs

STAFF:
• Full-time program director
• Staff well educated in Alzheimer’s disease process and care techniques
• Ongoing specialized staff training and education
• High staff-to-resident ratios on all three shifts
• Consulting psychiatrist, medical director, and other specialties
• Interdisciplinary team approach
• Licensed nurses direct care

STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING:
• Individually tailored activities scheduled seven days a week
• Activities focus on resident's strengths
• Active and passive program from life skills to exercise, music, art, current events, and social activities
• Short, flexible and success-oriented activities
• Large group, small group and one-on-one activities

ENVIRONMENT
• Self-contained, secure, cheerful yet calm atmosphere
• Enclosed courtyard/backyard
• Dedicated dining, activity and private areas
• Uncomplicated floor plan and v...

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