The Dunes is the memory care neighborhood of The Palmettos, established to provide for the unique needs of our memory impaired residents. As the percentage of Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s increases, it is essential that we focus on using specialized care for our residents. The Dunes allows residents to receive individualized assistance that enables them to maintain their quality of life and allows them as much independence as possible.
Each of our staff is specifically educated in dementia and Alzheimer’s programming. Our personalized approach to each resident’s care ensures that he or she feels entirely comfortable and at home in a protected environment. Using guidelines developed by the national Alzheimer’s Association, we continually assess, treat and support our memory care residents. Our specialized staff monitors changes in our residents in daily functioning, behavioral symptoms, medications, and more to ensure that the best treatment available is being provided.
In addition to The Palmettos’ basic services, The Dunes includes:
- Secured entryways and living areas, as well as designated exterior areas
- Recreational programs specifically designed for the memory impaired
- Some assistance with personal care (additional levels of care are available based on assessment)
- Medication management