July 23, 2020 – For families fighting an on-going battle with staying safe in the midst of the pandemic, caring for an elderly loved one from afar can be a difficult dynamic to manage. When that loved one struggles with memory loss, the challenges become even greater and can leave families feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Making the decision to move to memory care can offer the relief and security so many families need.
Alzheimer’s Assisted Living San Diego
In north county San Diego, many families have turned to Silvergate Rancho Bernardo, a newly opened retirement community, for a proven, effective and safe memory care solution. Silvergate’s Memory Care Suites building, which opened for reservations this month, offers families the high-touch care environment they need when safety and security eclipse the desire for a loved one to remain in the family home.
The dedicated, on-site building sits at the north end of the community’s 11-acre campus and was designed specifically for the unique needs of seniors living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory impairment. Silvergate’s Suites building offers a unique “neighborhood” design, which gathers 12 residents together around a central, shared living room, kitchen and dining room space. All accommodations are private, and residents receive 24-hour care from a veteran team of highly trained caregivers.
“Families are always asking when is the right time to make a move into a senior living community for someone dealing with memory loss,” said Sondra Brakeville, Executive Director for Silvergate Rancho Bernardo. “We encourage families to have a conversation with us as soon as they notice their loved one is exhibiting signs of impairment. Our trained staff can help families understand the benefits to having round-the-clock care over remaining at home with no professional oversight. The relief that comes when that burden of care is lifted from the family can be life-changing for many adult children who have their own obligations and lives to manage as well.”
Assisted Living Alzheimer’s Care
Silvergate recommends families consider a conversation about memory care services when they detect some or all of the following signs of memory loss:
- Challenges in planning or solving problems.
- Difficulty walking or at risk for falls.
- Problems with completing familiar tasks such as taking medications.
- Confusion with time, places, images or spacial relationships.
- Struggles with preparing food or eating properly.
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
- Feeling isolated, depressed or bored.
- Disconnected from friends, family or work activities.
- Having a hard time with speaking or writing.
- Changes in mood or personality.
Simply having fresh food on-hand, preparing meals, managing medications, making it to doctor’s appointments and keeping house can be challenging for seniors at home alone. In Silvergate’s memory care setting, caregivers are at-the-ready; medications are monitored and administered by trained technicians; meals are planned and prepared for optimal health benefits; specialized activities promote on-going socialization; and, private transportation shuttles residents safely to required appointments. Each resident’s care needs are monitored and met by caregivers who have a bonafide reputation for a deep commitment to delivering compassionate care with respect and dignity.
Assisted Living Facilities With Alzheimer’s Care
Silvergate Rancho Bernardo is providing private, in-person tours while taking important safety precautions, such as checking for symptoms, taking temperatures, hand-washing and sanitizing, and limiting tours to specific areas of the community.
Reservations are now underway at the Silvergate Memory Care Suites. To learn more about the benefits of Silvergate’s highly specialized approach to caring for residents living with memory loss, set up a private tour of the all new Memory Care Suites by calling 858-451-1100 or visiting SilvergateRR.com.