Other Memory Care Communities in the Pikeville Area
Countryside Village Alzheimer's & Memory Care
Exceptional Care....Exceptionally Caring.
- Life at Premier Senior Living is meant to enhance the lives of our seniors by providing a cozy, home-like atmosphere, with all the advantages of living in an active community.
- Our community offers the largest, secured outdoor living area for residents who have Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss disorders in the area. The spacious and secured courtyard includes walking paths, raised gardens, a covered patio and a lovely fountain for relaxation so residents can go outside and enjoy the fresh air in a beautiful and safe environment.
- Stimulating social, recreational and physical activities conducted by a Certified Activity Director helps to celebrate and rejuvenate the spirit within each resident, encouraging creativity and self-expression through a large variety of activities.
- Our activity areas are all uniquely designed to promote socialization and encourage individual achievements for all of our residents, within a secured environment.
- Our goal is to create a safe, caring, and stimulating environment for our residents and offer their loved one’s peace of mind.
Parkwood Village and The Landing
- 1720 Parkwood Blvd, Wilson, NC 27893
- Full service dining
- Lounge and Fitness Center, full social calendar
- Scheduled transportation & bi-weekly housekeeping
- All utilities included except cable & telephone
- 24/7 on-site staff and security
Exceptional Senior Living
- 830 Berkshire Rd., Smithfield, NC 27577
- Personalized Care Plans
- Social, Educational, Leisure and Recreational Activities
- Respite and Short Term Stays Available
- Local Scheduled Transportation
- On Site Alzheimer's Care Available
What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?
Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia. Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood. Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.
Dementia vs Alzheimer’s
Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living. Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia. Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time. Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.
When Might Memory Care be Necessary?
It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:
- Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
- Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
- Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
- Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
- Incoherent thoughts and speech
- Impaired judgment
- Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
- Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
- Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage
What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?
Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking. However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:
- Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
- Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
- Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
- Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.
A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you. Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.