Today our facility and staff were featured in the Desert Sun News article can be seen here, which is great. It is good to know the word is getting out that we specialize in residential care for individuals suffering from dementia/Alzheimer's.
Residential care refers to long-term care given to adults or children who stay in a residential setting rather than in their own home or family home. At Desert Cottages, we provide a safe and secure environment for our residents, with a strong focus on improving quality of life.
With Dementia/ Memory Care being our main emphasis, we have created an environment that allows us to care for not just our memory impaired residents, but also for individuals that suffer from dementia. You will find our homes designed not only with the security features necessary for a safe and secure environment, but also with interior design features that incorporate soft tones and provide a calming environment. The family room hosts a specially-designed focal point wall, which provides added mental stimulation and serves as the primary location for all of our social activies. For our residents that prefer a little quiet time, we offer a retreat area.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia can be a long, stressful, and intensely emotional journey. In the United States, there are about 15 million people caring for someone with dementia, and millions of others around the world. As there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, and only limited medical treatments available for the symptoms, it is care giving that can make the biggest difference to your loved one's quality of life.
That is a remarkable gift.