Memory Lane

Dementia – the most common form of Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease could account for 50-75% of all cases of dementia. An affected person may recognize the first initial signs such as memory loss. They may experience difficulty performing complex tasks. Once simple tasks may become very difficult – if not impossible. The loss of the ability for planning and abstract thought and difficulty finding common words and names may occur.

The struggle to accept the need for long term care is often a challenge. Caregivers are sometimes apt to put the person with dementia whose needs may be extensive, far above their own needs. Caregivers sometimes experience a decline in their own health and may exhaust themselves in caring for a loved one with dementia. This puts both the caregiver and person with dementia at great risk because of the potential breakdown in the social system.

Our goal in the memory care neighborhood is for caregivers and families to continue to be involved in aspects of care with their loved one. Our goal is to support the caregiver and the loved one with dementia. Establishing a partnership is part of what we do.

    • Family-like living
    • Secure neighborhood
    • Indivualized resident centered care
    • Private rooms with European showers
    • Activities designed to enhance functioning of the
       individual in the moderate stages of dementia

Caring for a loved one or family member with Alzheimer's or another form of Dementia can take its toll on family members, caregivers and friends. It is often difficult to know when to consider placement in a long term care facility. Valley View Haven provides a secure neighborhood for your loved one, and can assist with decision making regarding long term care when a decision is difficult. Please contact our Memory Care Coordinator who can provide assistance with decision making in this area.

When someone moves into a nursing home, the adjustment period can take several weeks for the adjustment to the new facility. We appreciate our families partnering with us during this time period. Getting to know us, and us getting to know you – and your family member - is key to providing the best care and establishing the individualized care for your family member.