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When It’s Time For Alzheimer’s Care In Denver, CO

A Guide to Memory Care in South Denver

Watching a loved one’s health decline due to Alzheimer’s can be heartbreaking, and deciding when it is time to move them into an environment specializing in their care can be daunting.

Belleview Suites at DTC offers assisted living and signature Alzheimer’s care services conveniently close to Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village, and Centennial, CO.

Our compassionate team of professionals provides quality care and support to seniors transitioning into higher stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Family members do not have to scramble to find higher levels of care in senior living communities that offer more than one service. We understand that knowing when a loved one should move from assisted living to a memory care facility can be difficult.

Belleview Suites at DTC provides both service lines to ease that transition. Continue reading to learn how to decide when to find memory care in Denver.

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What is assisted living?

Assisted living offers an enjoyable lifestyle for seniors who need help with some basic tasks but still want to retain their independence. It’s an excellent option for those who don’t need the level of care provided by a nursing home but could benefit from the support and socialization communities offer.

Families from the following areas can enjoy convenient access to Belleview Suites at DTC for assisted living:

  • Centennial, CO
  • Lone Tree
  • Deer Trail
  • Englewood
  • Greenwood Village

Socialization & Activities

Assisted living communities make it easy for residents to get out and meet new people while engaging in meaningful activities.

Socializing is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle—and assisted living communities strive to provide opportunities for seniors to connect with others. The possibilities are endless, from daily exercise classes and organized games like bingo to movie nights and musical performances.

Belleview Suites at DTC makes a point to let assisted living residents explore South Denver, Cherry Creek State Park, and the surrounding suburbs. Our varied daily activities offer a higher quality of life.

Health Care Services

Assisted living also provides necessary health care services that enable residents to stay as independent as possible.

Belleview Suites at DTC offers:

  • 24/7 support
  • Medication management
  • Health monitoring
  • Mobility assistance
  • Bathing and dressing assistance
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments
  • Nurse oversight

Assisted living is the perfect solution for seniors who want the freedom of independent living but need a bit more support. It offers plenty of opportunities for activities while providing access to quality health care services whenever required.

Belleview Suites at DTC is a senior living community offering higher care. The Connections program for memory care helps residents stay in a familiar environment and receive the support they need.

When Assisted Living Doesn’t Meet Needs Anymore

Assisted living facilities are great options for seniors who need help with everyday tasks like housekeeping and meal preparation but don’t require 24-hour medical attention. Assisted living may no longer meet the needs of older adults with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

While similar services are performed in dementia care, there is also a higher level of specialized support.

Higher levels of care are required for changing behaviors, increased confusion or disorientation, and the inability to remember daily routines.

Signs that it might be time to transition into more specialized care may include wandering or getting lost. As memory loss advances, so do the challenges of sleeping through the night.

People with dementia might experience decreased appetite or difficulty eating.

Noticing the following behaviors in a loved one may indicate a transition to a memory care facility in Denver is needed:

  • Difficulty with basic daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Increased confusion or disorientation
  • Loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy
  • Wandering or getting lost in familiar places
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Difficulties managing medications or eating properly
  • Aggressive behavior or outbursts
  • Withdrawal from social activities

The experienced team at Belleview Suites at DTC is trained in handling these behaviors. Seniors can continue living comfortably and securely in our memory care community.

The Connections program utilizes data-based therapies to reduce agitation and boredom. We provide recreation designed explicitly for those with memory impairments. Staying active can slow memory loss and add purpose to living.

Transitioning to Connections Memory Care

Connections is a secure neighborhood inside our assisted living community. Our service is for current residents and older adults new to senior living.

Connections is an evidence and experience-based program designed by Dr. Sandra Petersen. She recovered from a stroke thanks to neuroplasticity treatments. While it sounds complicated, the process is about staying physically, socially, and mentally active to encourage brain activity.

Dr. Petersen recently held a Connections Academy training in Denver for our team members. Exercising kindness and integrity are built into providing a high level of care.

In addition to providing compassionate 24/7 care, they also offer recreational activities designed specifically for those suffering from memory loss. This includes physical exercise classes tailored to seniors’ needs and art classes that stimulate creativity and stimulate memories.

Making the decision to transition an aging family member into specialized memory care can often feel overwhelming. However, there are resources available that provide support during this process.

Let the team at Belleview Suites at DTC be a resource in finding an easier transition into dementia care in Denver, Colorado.

 

Local Resources for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Find relief and answers. Contact the Connections program for memory care at Belleview Suites at DTC. Our team of dementia care specialists is ready to help.

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