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Person-Centered Memory Care on Pawleys Island, SC
Reflections at The Lakes at Litchfield Offers Premier Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Reflections is an industry leading person-centered approach to Memory Care. Focusing on social, wellness and mental engagement, we meet loved ones where they are.
At The Lakes at Litchfield, we understand the hardships that come with Alzheimer’s and dementia. For the person with the disease, it can be disheartening to forget things like names, dates and important events. For friends and family, it can be both physically and mentally draining to provide all the necessary care for their loved one. Our memory care program can’t control life’s challenges or reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia, but it can help ease the burdens on everyone affected. Becoming a member of our community has the potential to be life-changing for seniors with memory-impairing conditions.
Keep reading to learn more about memory care through Reflections at The Lakes at Litchfield. The best way to learn the full breadth of what our memory care program offers is to speak with one of our lifestyle advisors. We invite you to give us a call at the number below or schedule a tour of our community using our online form.
Specialized Dementia Training
It is important to have the necessary tools to provide for people with dementia. That is why our team members in Reflections are Certified Dementia Practitioners™. Dementia is one of the hardest diseases to effectively manage, and if you are not properly trained it’s near impossible to provide great care.Certification Topics:
- Staff and Family Support
- Diversity and Cultural Competence
- Depression and repetitive behaviors
- Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues
- Paranoia, Hallucinations, Wanderings & Hoarding
- Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy & Sexuality
- Personal Care: Pain, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Nutrition, Falls & Sleep Disturbance
All-Inclusive Monthly Pricing
We believe that you shouldn’t have to worry about various “levels of care” or “points” charges, which are popular at many memory care communities. Under this type of pricing model, your rate could increase at any moment, without any notice, just because you receive more care. Reflections at The Lakes at Litchfield charges one all-inclusive monthly fee, which includes all of your care, no matter how much you need. That’s because we want billing to be the least of your worries.
At our community, you pay one rate for all your care while in memory care.
Yes, that includes medication management, Personal transportation, 24-hour emergency call system and more.
Memory Care Floorplan
How Memory Care Works
One aspect of memory care communities that differentiates them from standard assisted living is the use of specialty facilities. Our memory care facilities are designed by experts in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia to be easily maneuverable by members. The environment is brightly lit to promote healthy sleep cycles and reduce stress and confusion. And perhaps most importantly, the facilities are designed with safety as the number one priority, which includes secured doors so that members with symptoms of wandering do not leave unattended.
Our memory care community is defined by the strong relationships that members develop with their caregivers. Members of our community are at various stages of the Alzheimer’s and dementia disease, and each one has a different set of needs. Therefore, our caregivers work with members on a regular basis to assess what their needs are and ensure that the proper level of care is being provided at all times. Care plans include assistance with any tasks that are causing members difficulty, such as eating, bathing, dressing, medication management and more.
Families take comfort in knowing that every caregiver at our memory care community has a special certification in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Part of our caregivers’ expertise is their ability to engage members in daily mental stimulation activities involving memory, reasoning and information processing, which have been shown to help slow or delay the onset of dementia symptoms. Our caregivers provide expert support to members, and they are trained to notice certain symptoms or issues that non-specialized caregivers might miss. Working with caregivers who have this type of in-depth knowledge is essential to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients receiving the best care possible.
WAVES received the Best of the Best Award from Argentum, the nation’s largest senior living association, celebrating its outstanding achievements in Alzheimer’s programming. WAVES is an aquatic-based experience, led in our heated indoor therapy pool, giving our members a safe and fun way to exercise.
- The combination of warm, therapeutic water and low-impact aerobic activity can reduce anxiety and stress while providing a healthy outlet for excess energy.
- Members who participate in the program may enjoy improved strength & balance, appetites, better sleeping patterns and a stronger bond with their caregivers.
- We do things differently here, and we don’t settle for ordinary outcomes.
- We believe everyone can live a higher quality of life with wellness.
Our Commitment to Wellness
One aspect of our memory care community that sets us apart is our award-winning wellness program. This includes access to our popular WAVES classes, in which members are guided through a series of low-impact aerobic exercises in a warm, salt-water pool. WAVES has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, improve appetite and promote healthy sleeping patterns. Wellness helps keep members of our memory care program engaged in their care and promotes a strong sense of happiness and dignity.
Memory Care Services
The Lakes at Litchfield offers additional services and amenities such as:
- Nurturing care in a luxury apartment home
- A curated social and dining lifestyle that encourages families to visit often
- An all-inclusive, transparent pricing model that’s easy to understand and allows our families to plan long-term
- A continuum of services under one roof so future moves can be avoided
Living With Alzheimer’s and Dementia
A Blog Series
Understanding that your loved one may have a form of dementia can be a difficult and trying time. While there is no single test that can diagnose a person, it’s vital to identify and become aware of the symptoms attributed to dementia. There are various cases of dementia and on average, Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases, while Vascular dementia (which occurs after a stroke) is the second most common form.
To learn more about dementia care, check out our blog series covering everything from Identifying Alzheimer’s to Making a Successful Transition into Memory Care.
Are you interested in memory care through Reflections at The Lakes at Litchfield? Would you like to learn more? Give us a call at 843-235-9393 to speak with a lifestyle advisor or schedule an appointment online. We hope to hear from you soon!