Memory Care in Pooler, Georgia
When it comes to Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Pooler, Georgia, and the surrounding areas, the Oaks at Pooler Horizons Memory Care community offers unsurpassed care. Because our community offers specialized wings for tiered programming, we can deliver the most personalized memory care in Georgia. Residents of our Horizons Memory Care community receive care that is tailored to his or her specific condition level and care needs. Our programs enable residents to live with encouraged dignity and individuality while being provided the special comfort and care they deserve.
Designed for Comfort
With a bright, open, and comfortable setting, dining and family rooms in our Horizons Memory Care wings minimize agitation and confusion. Our design is simple with easy to find bedrooms, common areas, and gardens so that residents are at ease, safe, secure, and have the freedom to enjoy their lives.
Emulation of a Typical Day
Our day begins with residents awakening to the smell of fresh-brewed coffee and a feeling of accomplishment as they assist with the setup of the dining room for breakfast. After enjoying breakfast with new friends, residents get moving with yoga or chair exercise. Throughout the day, there are many activities that keep residents active and engaged. Specially designed memory and life enrichment areas take residents back in time to the days they hold and cherish the most.
Our Community Director leads activities that incorporate each residents’ history, personal preferences, and abilities into individualized care plans, enabling the highest quality of life possible.
Welcoming of Family
At Horizons Memory Care, we encourage family participation in holiday and special celebrations, as well as daily life. The best part of our community is the family atmosphere that is created when family members are involved in the everyday lives of their loved ones. We have always believed in family harmony and togetherness, and we value the important role it plays in the Oaks at Pooler community. Throughout our community, we strive to create a personalized, one-of-a-kind memory care community serving Pooler, Georgia, and the surrounding areas.
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, personal care to memory care residents and their families.