Residents living in an ActivCare community benefit in many ways.
Because the perimeters are secured, the residents often enjoy their freedom to move about, which helps decrease agitation.
The activity-based program actually helps decrease wandering behavior by focusing residents' attention and interest into positive outlets.
Psychotropic medications are often times reduced, increasing residents' alertness and activeness, which can be focused into meaningful activities.
The social settings and routines of meal times help residents enjoy dining and intake may actually improve.
The reduced pressure to "fit in" or "behave" helps decrease depression and catastrophic reactions, which may have been prevalent in the home setting.
Residents many times sleep better and develop patterns of rest as a result of the busy daily schedule in ActivCare.
Toileting routines and habits developed with staff assistance helps reduce incontinence.
New residents may experience a period of transition that may last one to four weeks, but then adjust well to their new home.
We would like to thank ActivCare and its staff for all the care and assistance given to our mother during her residence.
We always found the staff to be cheerful, cooperative and ready to help us at anytime. The facility was always clean, her room neat and tidy. She was always nicely dressed and groomed when we came to see her.
Again, thanks to you and all the staff for everything that was done for our mother to make her stay at ActivCare as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We certainly know what a hard job it is to care for the elderly with Alzheimer's disease.