At some of our communities, we provide a program dedicated to the needs of those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Anyone who has experienced the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in a family member can attest to how painful it is to feel that your loved one is slowly slipping away from you. It is often difficult to get past what has been lost. At the Laureate Group, you’ll see our philosophy in action when we meet your loved one in the present, we focus on who they are today and learn all that they can do. Our approach is to build upon the strengths an individual has retained. We are interested in a person’s past because we take into account personal preferences and life experiences, but we look forward, not back, and the individual’s plan is all about what we can do at this point to support maximum independence in daily living.
We also feel strongly, that people should be free from unnecessary psychotropic medications, the medicines that alter chemical levels in the brain that impact mood and behavior. Our registered nurses regularly evaluate resident’s prescriptions and work with the individual, doctors and family to ensure only the lowest dosages of needed medications are administered. Our goal is to keep people engaged and active with as few medications as possible. If a person is exhibiting difficult behaviors, it’s our job to learn the cause, and determine how best to address the underlying concern. It’s our responsibility to understand what the resident is trying to tell us, not suppress it with medication.
Learn more about Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care services and types of programming.
Our philosophy and how it is lived out every day is what makes the Laureate Group approach to dementia care different.
We Can Help
If you have been caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you know how difficult, often overwhelming, life can seem --- for your loved one, and for you and your family. We can help. We will partner with and support your family in every possible way.
The best way to experience what makes our program special is to visit with staff and talk to the people who will be directly responsible for your loved one’s care.
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care is Available at These Communities
Menomonee Falls, WI
Oak Hill Terrace