Reflections Memory Care – FAQ’s
Whether you are looking for yourself or your parents, we know that choosing to move to a Senior Living Community is a big decision. We try to be as transparent as possible. That is why we publish our pricing online. We want to answer as many questions as you can to help you make the best decision.
At our memory care, Reflections, all caregivers are trained, continually educated, and accredited in an approach to care called Comfort Matters. With this directed care, residents are able to live moment by moment on their terms and their way.
At our Reflections, we get to know the residents’ physical, psychological, social, and spiritual history. As a result of getting to know the person, we then develop a relationship-centered care plan that helps direct each individual, helping them live in the moment with dignity and in a setting where they thrive.
We do have private suites; however, at Reflections, most residents share a dorm size suite with another resident. This approach to care is called Companionship Therapy. As individuals, there is a need to be with others. We find that companionship therapy truly creates a secure feeling that helps residents have a better quality of life.
In our memory care community, Reflections residents are encouraged to live on their own terms. Because we take the time to really know each resident, we try to anticipate their needs.
Yes, Reflections is a secure environment. Your loved one will have everything they need in their new home and be safe from wandering.
Because of our approach to care and our 24-hour therapeutic programming, your loved one will feel at home and find purpose at Reflections.
All of our caregivers and staff are certified with Arizona State Caregiver Certifications in addition we also train all our staff as “Certified Dementia Practitioners” CDP. Each month our care staff also have continuation education classes to keep current and updated on our best practices for senior care.
The stages of AD and What they Mean.
Alzheimer’s disease consist of three main stages: Mild (sometimes called early-stage), Moderate and Severe (sometimes called late-stage). Understanding these stages can help you plan ahead.
In mild Alzheimer’s disease, the first stage, people often have some memory loss and small changes in their personality. They may forget recent events or the names of familiar people or things. They may no longer be able to solve simple math problems. People with mild Alzheimer’s disease also slowly lose the ability to plan and organize. For example, they may have trouble making a grocery list and finding items in the store.
This is the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Memory loss and confusion become more obvious. People have more trouble organizing, planning and following instructions. They may need help getting dressed and may start having problems with incontinence. This means they can’t control their bladder and/or bowels. People with moderate-stage Alzheimer’s disease may have trouble recognizing family members and friends. They may not know where they are or what day or year it is. They also may lack judgment and begin to wander, so people with moderate Alzheimer’s should not be left alone. They may become restless and begin repeating movements late in the day. Also, they may have trouble sleeping. Personality changes can become more serious. People with moderate Alzheimer’s disease may make threats, accuse others of stealing, curse, kick, hit, bite, scream, or grab things.
This is the last stage of Alzheimer’s and ends in the death of the person. Severe Alzheimer’s disease is sometimes called late-stage. In this stage, people often need help with all their daily needs. They may not be able to walk or sit up without help. They may not be able to talk and often cannot recognize family members. They may have trouble swallowing and refuse to eat.