Offers a Look at Assisted Living & Memory Care
Most people know what a skilled nursing community is, but assisted living and memory care communities are typically less familiar and often misunderstood. When RiverView Senior Resort opens this spring, it will offer luxury waterfront residences with panoramic views and resort-quality amenities — as the name suggests — and so much more.
RiverView Senior Resort is a lifestyle community designed specifically for residents who want or need assistance with the activities of daily living or specialized memory care.
■ What is assisted living?
Although the services offered at assisted living communities may vary, all are designed to help individuals remain as independent as possible. Some seniors simply want a little help with housekeeping and laundry. Others want or need additional support with personal grooming, bathing, or dressing, plus reminders or assistance with taking and managing medications.
■ When is it time for assisted living?
If you’re concerned about a parent or loved one living alone, watch for some obvious signs. Your loved one may start losing or gaining weight and not eating properly. Household chores, stairs, or medications may become difficult to manage. Your loved one may appear to be bored, lonely, or less interested in longtime hobbies. Watch for changes in grooming habits and a general lack of enjoyment in life. All could be indications your loved one would benefit from day-to-day assistance.
“At RiverView, we understand that preserving a sense of independence is critical as we grow older,” says Executive Director Courtney Legg. “Maintaining a sense of dignity and respect, and ensuring as much freedom as possible will be at the forefront of everything we do in the assisted living neighborhood at our community.”
■ What is memory care?
Some communities are designed specifically for the care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In
addition to assisted living services, Riverview offers specialized memory care programming in a secured environment that offers both residents and families added peace of mind.
■ When is it time for memory care?
Occasional memory problems are common for individuals over age 65. However, when parents or loved ones forget important appointments, repeat things constantly, or wander away from home, it’s not just a natural part of aging. Only a doctor can diagnose Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, but if memory symptoms worsen and you have concerns about your loved one’s safety or security, it’s time to consider memory care.
“Our Heartfelt Connections™ Memory Care Program at RiverView is grounded in the belief that the abilities that remain are far more important than what is lost,” Community Relations Director Sheree Gough explains. “Our nationally recognized memory care programming offers people with memory loss the care, respect, dignity, and quality of life they deserve — and loved ones want for them.”
■ Want to learn more?
With a better basic understanding of assisted living and memory care communities, it’s easier to take the next step and do research online and in person. A visit is truly the best way to get a full understanding of the services offered at each community.
RiverView Senior Resort is under construction and currently accepting reservations for its 100 assisted living apartments and 20 memory care suites. Interested seniors and families may call (321) 312-4555 or visit the information office located at 3490 Gran Avenue in Palm Bay. More information may also be found online at RiverViewSeniorResort.com