September 2015

29
Sep

The Difference Between Caring For and Caring

Caregivers are a special breed of people.  For most of us, we came into this world surrounded by caregivers, such as doctors, nurses or even midwives.  These are people whose life’s work is caring for the needs of others.  Many of these people often describe their situation as a calling. Something drives them to help others and to make a

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28
Sep

Upcoming Events & Presentations

Terra Vista regularly brings in speakers in the fields of medicine, research, caregiving and more to share their expertise with families. All our events and presentations are free and open to the public. Here are our upcoming events and presentations: 23 Sep. 2015 @ 8 : 00 am Lunch and Learn: Alzheimers Financial Planning 24 Sep. 2015 @ 11 :

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28
Sep

What if I’m not ready yet? How can I continue to cope with Alzheimer’s care for a family member on my own?

We understand that choosing a memory care community is not something to be taken lightly. It takes some people longer to reach a decision than others. In the meantime, we are always available for private consultations to families like yours, who are striving to balance their roles as caregivers, spouses, parents and professionals. We regularly provide free educational events and

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28
Sep

I feel so overwhelmed in thinking about Alzheimer expenses. How do I know I can afford Terra Vista?

You may be reluctant to broach the topic of costs, but rest assured that much of our staff has been down the same road as you with their own family members and understand your fears. To ease your mind, we offer a guaranteed rate lock: your family member’s rates are secure for a full 12 months. Also, we do not

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28
Sep

How easy will it be to remain connected and in touch with my loved one at Terra Vista?

With Terra Vista’s innovative stay-connected apps, you and other family members can stay connected anytime of day or night. You can see life in action through videos and photos, schedule meaningful visits, and stay on top of your family member’s daily activities. If you have any concerns, you can send a secure message directly to the staff eliminating “telephone tag”.

28
Sep

I promised mom years ago I would never “send her away.” How do I deal with the guilt?

Many families of those with Alzheimer’s have struggled with the same feelings. At some point on the Alzheimer’s journey, it becomes nearly impossible to keep your mom safe and active. It requires training and experience to give someone with Alzheimer’s everything they need – a safe environment, brain-stimulating activities, caring experts who know just what to do in virtually any

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28
Sep

Can I be confident that mom will be safe and protected?

We take safety very seriously. In addition to each apartment’s emergency response system, highly advanced security cameras and alarms are located at each exterior door. Also, every single one of our staff members must undergo a thorough background check and extensive behavioral interviewing process.

28
Sep

The assisted living facility down the street has an Alzheimer’s wing. Why should I consider Terra Vista?

You should consider Terra Vista for one key reason: we redefine what Alzheimer’s care should be. Our entire memory care community is dedicated exclusively to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Every single person is trained in the latest safety measures and protocols.

25
Sep

Caring at Home

In the previous blog, we discussed the issues of long distance caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Because Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, your loved one will more than likely get to the point where they need more care than you can provide from a distance. Once you realize this, there are several options to consider. You and your

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25
Sep

The Woman in the Mirror

Terra Vista strongly believes in providing actionable Alzheimer’s resources to anyone in need. Terra Vista Talks will provide video tutorials, seminars and educational materials across a wide spectrum of issues to assist those with, caring for and otherwise supporting someone diagnosed with the disease.