What is assisted living and what is skilled nursing?
Assisted living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living—dressing, bathing, dining, management of medication—while still offering every opportunity for maintaining independence. Skilled nursing is for those who require a higher level of care or rehabilitation that often includes 24-hour supervision.
What advantages does an assisted living community offer a senior facing memory loss?
A quality memory care program provides countless benefits such as safety, nutrition and professional support. Activities and programs provide mental stimulation and interaction. Therapeutic tools such as music and art can awaken the senses and provide moments of personal success.
What is Memory Care?
Memory care provides a specialized atmosphere for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize cognitive development, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion and increase peace of mind.
What is the difference between forgetfulness, dementia, and Alzheimer's?
Occasional memory problems are common for individuals over age 65. However, people with dementia cannot retrieve information and, in most cases, lose the ability to remember. Dementia can be a variety of diagnoses, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s. This disease begins slowly, but over time, symptoms worsen.
When is living at home no longer an option?
A few factors to watch for include:
- A senior who suddenly stops doing a longtime hobby or withdraws
- Sudden weight loss
- Change in grooming habits
- A house in disorder
- An inability to follow conversations
If you suspect that your loved one’s memory loss is disrupting their daily routine, it could be time to seek medical advice.
Why is the neighborhood concept used at Province Place so beneficial?
Feeling at ease, surrounded by familiar sights and aromas such as home cooking, following comfortable routines—the neighborhood concept helps trigger and preserve memories and offers residents moments of personal success. It can be the best of home and more.
Are there opportunities to stay involved in the community?
Yes. Province Place of Maryview residents are very active in the community, whether through reading groups that visit area elementary schools or by participating in community events. Students from area schools also frequently visit Province Place. Gardening clubs and Virginia Tech extension program gardeners visit Province Place to work alongside resident gardeners.
What payment options are available at Province Place?
Province Place accepts several forms of payment, including private pay, Veterans benefits, long-term care insurance and more.