Memory Care in Savannah, Georgia
Expert care for loved ones with memory loss.
At Oaks at Habersham, we offer a specialized memory care neighborhood called Horizons. Designed to reduce confusion and increase comfort, this secured neighborhood gives residents freedom of movement and a sense of home. Horizons team members receive specialized training in dementia care. They’re experts at creating care plans that match each resident’s unique needs. Team members ensure each person in their care is safe, active, healthy and comfortable. Here, memory care means both improved quality of life for your loved one and peace of mind for you.
What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
According to the National Institute on Aging, dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. While dementia is not a disease, it may accompany certain diseases or conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative brain disease that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 6 million Americans 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease. Although younger people can (and do) get Alzheimer’s, symptoms generally begin after age 60.
How does memory care differ from traditional assisted living?
Unlike in assisted living, care provided is designed around the unique needs of memory loss. Specially trained professionals work hand in hand with the individual and their family members to create structure, familiar schedules and surroundings, all in a secure environment that promotes purpose and celebrates accomplishments.
Is the staffing different?
Yes. Staff members are specifically trained in person-directed memory care. These special caregivers carry with them a compassionate temperament and a devotion for providing dignified, respectful care to memory care residents and their families.