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.
It was a very difficult decision to place my wife in an Alzheimer's care community. After visiting ActivCare and talking with the community staff, I decided this was the best place for her. Now after four months, I know I made the right decision. She is well taken care of by a dedicated, loving and compassionate staff of trained caregivers.” —Spouse of ActivCare Resident