Memory Care in Pensacola, Florida
Homestead Village of Pensacola is dedicated to creating and maintaining an unsurpassed level of Alzheimer’s and dementia care. We utilize techniques and practices developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in our dementia programs and have professional staff members who are nationally Certified Dementia Practitioners (CDPs) and an internationally Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional (CMDCP).
Our community offers a living experience that is tailored to each individual’s cognitive abilities. One of our goals is to place individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia in cottages where they feel at home and comfortable with other residents. For that reason, we have separate cottages and neighborhoods for early-stage dementia, middle-stage dementia, and late-stage dementia.
Our purpose-designed dementia cottages are staffed and equipped to provide and encourage individuals to remain as independent as possible to provide choices, preserve dignity, and respect their decision making. Each cottage has a small resident population consisting of 15-20 private rooms with private baths. Our flexible approach to daily activities contributes to a low-stress soothing atmosphere.
Before moving into Homestead Village of Pensacola, each prospective resident meets our Administrator and Resident Care Coordinator for a comprehensive assessment to determine the correct level of care. This allows Homestead in Pensacola, Florida, to determine the best level of assistance for their individual needs right from the start. Ongoing evaluations are done by the nursing staff, as a resident’s needs may change over time.
Transitioning from home to a memory care community can increase feelings of anxiety, depression, and agitation in individuals with dementia. When the individual is placed in the correct level of care, they often require less medication, have fewer safety concerns, and often become more sociable with the other residents in the cottage. Residents also have the option of being followed by one of two geriatric nurse practitioners, which allows for convenient in-house maintenance of the disease process and the ability to obtain rapid responses to any acute illness that may occur.