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Person-Centered Memory Care in Columbia, SC
– Reflections at Wildewood Downs –
Reflections at Wildewood Downs offers specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Columbia, South Carolina. We understand the incredible burdens that come with memory-impairing illnesses, and our goal is to offer as much relief as possible. Let us provide the care while you focus on spending time with your loved one.
Our memory care community employs a full team of Certified Dementia Practitioners, each of whom has the specialized background needed to provide expert support. The care we provide is customized to each individual and informed by both their current situation and life story. Our community’s bedrooms and common areas are spacious, elegant and easily maneuverable, allowing residents to move around freely in a safe and welcoming environment. Our secure entrances ensure the safety of residents and provide easy access for family members.
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Specialized Dementia Training
It is important to have the necessary tools to provide for people living with dementia. That is why our team members in Reflections are Certified Dementia Practitioners. Dementia is one of the hardest diseases to effectively manage and if you are not properly trained it’s near impossible to provide great care.Certification Topics:
- Staff and Family Support
- Diversity and Cultural Competence
- Depression and repetitive behaviors
- Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues
- Paranoia, Hallucinations, Wanderings & Hoarding
- Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy & Sexuality
- Personal Care: Pain, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Nutrition, Falls & Sleep Disturbance
All-Inclusive Monthly Pricing
We believe that you shouldn’t have to worry about various “levels of care” or “points” charges, which are popular at many communities. Under this type of pricing model, your rate could increase at any moment, without any notice, just because you receive more care. Reflections at Wildewood Downs charges one all-inclusive monthly fee, which includes all of your care no matter how much you need. We want billing to be the least of your worries, and our pricing model reflects this.
At our community, you pay one rate for all your care while in memory care.
Yes, that includes medication management, Personal transportation, 24-hour emergency call system and more.
Memory Care Floor Plan
How Memory Care Works
At Reflections at Wildewood Downs, members join our community throughout the varying stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to memory care, which is why we place a strong focus on the individual. We build an understanding of each member’s background, life story, personality and current situation, and we use this to inform a comprehensive, customized care plan. The care we provide goes a long way in improving our members’ quality of life and easing the burden on loved ones.
Our memory care community provides support in a variety of ways. One of our main goals is to create a predictable routine for members—one that works off their current lifestyle rather than interrupts it. Members are encouraged to participate in the various social activities we offer as well as engage in hobbies they’ve enjoyed throughout life. Wherever needed, we offer assistance with the activities of daily living such as dressing, eating and bathing. An important part of our members’ routines are specialized exercises used to help stimulate the mind. These low-stress activities have been shown to help slow the progression of dementia symptoms, and they promote a strong sense of accomplishment and purpose.
Customized, Person-Centered Dining
Depending on the stage of Alzheimer’s or dementia they are at, members can have a wide variety of dietary needs. Because of this, we offer a range of dining options. Some members have very little difficulty eating and can be given traditionally-prepared food, while others need more adaptive options such as bite-sized or pureed portions. Our community’s onsite dietician assesses the needs of each member and creates them a customized dining and nutrition plan. When it comes to this lifelong task that brings so many dementia patients difficulty, Reflections at Wildewood Downs seeks to bring the joy back to eating.
Memory Care Services and Amenities
Reflections at Wildewood Downs offers the following memory care services and amenities:
- Person-centered care in a luxury studio apartment home
- A curated social and dining lifestyle that encourages families to visit often
- An all-inclusive, transparent pricing model that’s easy to understand and allows our families to plan long-term
- Medication management
- A continuum of care services under one roof so future moves can be avoided
- Wellness classes and programs
- Personal transportation
- 24-hour emergency call system
- Professional hair care salon
Living With Alzheimer’s and Dementia
A Blog Series
Understanding that your loved one may have a form of dementia can be a difficult and trying time. While there is no single test that can diagnose a person, it’s vital to identify and become aware of the symptoms attributed to dementia. There are various cases of dementia and on average, Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases, while Vascular dementia (which occurs after a stroke) is the second most common form.
To learn more about dementia care, check out our blog series covering everything from Identifying Alzheimer’s to Making a Successful Transition into Memory Care.
Are you interested in memory care at Wildewood Downs? Would you like to learn more? Give us a call at 704-815-7362 to speak with a lifestyle advisor or schedule an appointment online. We hope to hear from you soon!