Alzheimer's: A progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person's memory and ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate and carry out daily activities. It is the most common form of dementia.
Dementia: A deterioration of intellectual faculties e.g. memory, concentration and judgment resulting from an organic disease or disorder of the brain and often accompanied by emotional disturbances and personality changes.
Sundowning: A state of increased agitation, activity, and negative behavior that develops late in the day and through the evening hours.
Respite Care: Short-term, temporary care provided to people with disabilities in order that their families can take a break from the daily routine of caregiving. Unlike child care, respite services may sometimes involve overnight care for an extended period of time.
Our mom has lived at ComfortCare Homes®, Legacy House, for over a year. When her needs became greater than the needs Assisted Living could meet, we began our search for a new place for mom to live. We looked at the traditional Memory Care housing units. We promised mom we would never put her in the "nursing home" environment.
When we found Comfort Care Homes it met all our needs and promises. Mom is in a beautiful home with 24/7 care. She is able to help with chores that make her feel valued and important.
Mom continues to look and feel beautiful with weekly in-home beauty care.
As a family we are able to celebrate birthdays, holidays and special occasions in an environment we call "home".
- Frank, Mary Jo and Patty