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Memory & Alzheimer's Care in Sarasota, Florida
Grand Villa offers a specially designed neighborhood where residents are free to explore, touch, and choose their own activities, allowing them to live life with a purpose®. Our exit controlled neighborhood provides all the services and amenities, enhanced with special features that meet the needs of residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The Memory Care program blends cutting edge technology with the most current research in memory care to create activities specifically designed for Alzheimer’s. Residents are involved in daily therapeutic and recreational activities such as music therapy, pet therapy, and sensory stimulation to encourage independence and preserve dignity.
Residents live in private residences, or companion apartments with a roommate. Our apartments are comfortable and inviting, and also include many safety features. Each apartment is equipped with state of the art motion sensors. When a motion sensor is activated, an alert is sent to the caregivers who can then respond, as needed. Special lights are also activated in and around the bathroom, which provide a guiding light at night.
Memory Care Program
We focus on activities in Memory Care to enhance general health, personal relationships, and communication skills. We concentrate on familiar abilities to avoid frustration at not being able to accomplish an activity. We laugh, smile and make eye contact. We give lots of positive encouragement. If a resident becomes anxious or upset, we take a break. Light exercise programs help residents maintain muscles and flexibility.
Life Skill Stations
When you visit our Memory Care Neighborhood you’ll see specially designed areas that spark memories, interest, and interaction for our residents. Life Skill Stations recreate familiar situations from the past — like a baby nursery, a garden, an office, or a hobby workbench. Our residents become socially engaged in these familiar situations, which can sustain their memories, as well as provide them with cognitive exercises and physical movement.
We have created a special environment where our residents are free to explore, touch, and choose their own activities. The entire Memory Care Neighborhood provides a way for residents to engage in their surroundings.
We encourage family members to visit often and participate in activities and programs. We believe you are an important part of your loved one’s care team.
Senior Day Program
Our Senior Day Program is an excellent way to reduce the stress of family caregiving and create a good experience for everyone involved. Studies show that isolation and loneliness decrease when seniors are in an active and enjoyable day program. Participants benefit from personal health and wellness services and social activities during the day, and then return home to familiar surroundings in the evening.
Family caregivers can use this program to provide interesting, active days for their loved one while they are at work, or take a well-deserved break. Our Senior Day Program is an affordable alternative that can help seniors live at home longer, and also prevent caregiver burnout.
Our Senior Day Program includes:
- Gentle exercise, art classes, computer classes, bingo, musical entertainment, sensory stimulation, pet therapy, and much more
- Supervision of medications
- Delicious hot meals, plus snacks
- Comfortable resting accommodations
- Flexible, extended hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week including holidays
- Participants attend as often as desired
If you are in need of respite care for a loved one, call to learn more.
Short stays are available for a few days, a week or longer. Participants enjoy all the services, amenities and socialization benefits, while a family caregiver takes a break.
If you have any questions, or you would like to visit Grand Villa of Sarasota to see our thriving senior assisted living community for yourself, please contact us today. We are here for you, with the best in Memory Care, dementia care, and Alzheimer's care in Sarasota, Florida.