When senior loved ones who have lived independently at home begin to experience greater difficulty in performing simple tasks of daily living such as cooking, dressing, managing finances or medications and bathing, it is time to consider the possibility of residential care. Safety also becomes a great concern as those who experience increasing memory loss begin to wander or become confused in otherwise familiar places. Love and concern for those who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease lead family members and friends to find a place where they can still enjoy a meaningful and vibrant quality of life. A place where they can continue to live joyful and fulfilling lives.
Briarcliffe Gardens, found nestled in a peaceful corner of Johnston, is just this kind of place. Briarcliffe Gardens is a memory-care assisted living residence that sits on a tranquil campus which also includes Briarcliffe Manor, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. The continuum of services on this longstanding campus provide peace of mind for seniors and their families through continuity, compassion and personalized care.
There are many things that set Briarcliffe Gardens apart from other such memory-care residences. One only need to enter its secure doors and be ushered into its sun-bathed common gathering spaces, with their lofty ceilings and uplifting colors, to see ~ and feel ~ the difference.
One of the most striking things one notices is the caregivers. These caregivers, many of whom have worked extensively and for many years with those with memory-loss conditions, are not only seen assisting residents with their personal care needs, but also with all the other activities that are offered here.
Caregivers are present as residents gather for quiet hands-on activities and games and as they are regularly visited by entertainers who sing the songs of their youth, or by a tai chi or yoga instructor who gently encourages participation, or even by a “comfort dog” who provides humor and joy. There are craft projects to do, soft rocking chairs to sink into and sunny outdoor patios to relax on. Some activities are very structured and guided while others are more self-directed. There are regular routines and predictable schedules that are calming and reassuring.
Attentive and compassionate caregivers lend hands and arms when needed. Briarcliffe caregivers are well-trained and redirect, comfort and soothe with quiet voices and patience when needed. There is great peace of mind in knowing that your loved one ~ despite their challenges ~ are cared for in this way.
When you are seeking assisted-living memory care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, consider a visit to Briarcliffe Gardens. Here you will find comprehensive services, teams of longstanding caregivers and a secure environment where your loved one can age with grace and dignity.
To schedule a tour of Briarcliffe Gardens, located on 49 Old Pocasset Road in Johnston, contact Akshay Talwar at 401-944-2450. For more information, you can also visit them at www.briarcliffegardens.com.
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