Memory care has many names including Alzheimer's disease and Dementia. Dementia is a general term for a reduction in mental ability to the point that it interferes with a person's daily life. Troubling behavior such as wandering, forgetfulness, agitation, paranoia, sleeplessness, repetitive speech, incontinence, and other challenges occur as the disease progresses. When the struggles of Alzheimer's, dementia or related illnesses are more than a patient's loved ones or other caregivers can address, Sunshine Memory Care steps in to help.
Memory care for people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia is focused on helping the person concentrate on thoughts and actions to help them complete tasks. The focus is also on keeping those with dementia interested and engaged with the world around them. Reducing distractions, changes in routine, noise and establishing understanding is vital to improving the quality of the person's life. We help those with dementia thrive in a safe, comforting and friendly residence. Our trained and caring staff is devoted to the care of our residents, while providing them with a sense of belonging and dignity. Much success in dementia care comes from patient and compassionate caregivers who understand that challenging behaviors are initiated by the disease — not the person — and can alter their behavior and circumstances rather than trying to get the person with dementia to change.
Safety aspects of dementia care come from managing the person's environment to reduce accidents, limiting access to certain things or areas, and being attentive and diligent caregivers.
Medical care comes from the qualified administration of medications, maintaining a healthy diet, and specialized therapies to improve cognitive awareness and help patients maintain a sense of personal control. Health care needs are handled 24 hours a day by our team of certified caregivers, licensed nurses, and in-house registered nurse practitioners all of which are trained in memory care. We monitor and administer medications to ensure that each resident receives the help they need.
Despite the challenges of memory impairment, a person with dementia can live an engaging, meaningful and joyful life. Our team works hard to provide a safe, secure, and social environment in our specialized dementia care facility. Specialized staff focus on residents’ individual strengths, celebrating their successes and finding ways to help them continue to feel that they are in control of their life. At Sunshine Memory Care, we develop daily activities that are meaningful for each resident. Keeping the mind and body active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any age. Exercise and fun group activities are provided for your loved one to enjoy. We have a daily exercise which each resident is encouraged to participate in, along with our fun group and individual activities throughout the day.
Our beautiful campus is conveniently located in Spokane Valley and offers residents brand new shared rooms, a family-style living and dining room, a secure garden courtyard with seating, heated walking path and state of the art safety features.
Call us for a tour or to learn how your loved one can enjoy a safe, comfortable and engaged life with the trained and caring Sunshine team.
Sunshine Memory Care
1102 S. Raymond Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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