Maintaining the health, wellness, and safety of our residents is our number one priority. Due to the COVID-19 situation, effective immediately we are restricting visitors to our community. This is in cooperation with federal mandates regarding this situation. Letters regarding specific details are being sent to the responsible parties for our residents to provide them with more detailed information. In addition to restricting visits, our staff will be screened prior to the starting of their shifts and have been trained on the symptoms of COVID-19 as well as infection prevention techniques. This is a fluid situation and we will keep you informed as the situation changes. We appreciate your cooperation and patience. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Deciding on how to best care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be overwhelming. As professional assisted living and memory care service providers here in Bethlehem, we know this all too well. Whether you’re here with us now, or struggling at home to care for a loved one, education, relief, and comfort are just a phone call away.
In the early stages, many people prefer to try to keep their loved one at home, either with the help of family or part-time caregivers. However, caring for someone in the advanced stages of dementia can be a full-time job. Most family caregivers are simply not able to dedicate 100% of their time. Also, in the long run, the family home is often not the most suitable environment, mostly due to safety concerns.
Professional Memory Care communities like ours here at Gateway Gardens are designed with Alzheimer’s and dementia care residents in mind. From the physical structure of our building, our grounds, specially trained staff, personal attention, and carefully planned activities, all aspects of Gateway Gardens living is tailor-made to meet the particular needs of residents in all stages of dementia with a variety of other health issues.
Safety & Security: Injuries are the single biggest risk to folks with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Wandering is a common behavior and can be a source of many problems. Residents are lovingly monitored 24 hours a day.
Personalized Care: Each resident has a customized care plan based on his/her particular needs. Our low staff to resident ratio allows for each resident to receive the best possible care and frequent contact with staff.
Staying Engaged & Socializing: Isolation can be very detrimental to the health and wellbeing of folks with dementia. We strive to help residents stay engaged and socially active. Residents are encouraged to spend much of their time with other residents in the dining and common areas.
Staying Active: The programs and staff are focused on helping residents stay as physically active as possible throughout the day. While residents have their own apartment, the communities are designed to encourage residents to move about the community. There are also secure outdoor walking paths for residents to enjoy.
Maintaining Independence: Although memory care residents often need help and care with many basic daily activities, we encourage residents to maintain a healthy level of independence, allowing them to age in place with dignity and grace.
Having Fun: Throughout each day, there are a variety of programs that offer residents the opportunity to have fun and enjoy themselves. Some of these enriching activities include games, gardening, field trips and outings, music and art therapy, and spiritual programs.
We hope you benefit, are encouraged, educated, and enjoy our blogging efforts. When the time comes for you to seek a consult regarding caring for your loved one’s memory care needs, please know that Gateway Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care Bethlehem stands ready to improve the quality of both you and your loved one’s lives. Call us!
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