Memory & Alzheimer's Care in Largo, Florida
Grand Villa at Largo offers a state of the art Memory Care Neighborhood for residents with memory challenges such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. This neighborhood is private and exit-controlled, providing a safe and loving place that encourages continued independence while preserving dignity.
The Memory Care residents receive all the services and amenities of our Assisted Living lifestyle, with upgrades and special features to meet their individual needs. Our state of the art medication and resident care technology provides peace of mind by helping to ensure that care is provided on time. We blend activities specifically designed for residents with memory challenges like Alzheimer's, with the newest technology. Residents are involved daily in recreational and therapeutic activities, such as Dakim® Brain Fitness, which encourages continued independence while preserving dignity.
About the Memory Care Program
Residents live in private residences, or companion apartments with a roommate. Our apartments are comfortable and inviting, and include many safety features. Each apartment is equipped with state-of-the-art motion sensor lighting, which is activated during night time hours. The lighting system also includes special lights in the bathroom, which provide a guiding light at night. When a motion sensor is activated, an alert is sent to the caregivers who can then respond, as needed.
For dementia care, we focus on activities to enhance general health, personal relationships, and communication skills. We concentrate on familiar abilities to avoid frustration at not being able to accomplish an activity. We laugh, smile, and make eye contact. We give lots of positive encouragement. If a resident becomes anxious or upset, we take a break. Light exercise programs help residents maintain muscle strength and flexibility.
Memory Care Life Skill Stations
A unique component of our Memory Care Neighborhood is Life Skill Stations, or specially designed areas, that spark memories, interest, and interaction for our residents. These stations recreate familiar situations from the past — like a baby nursery, a garden, an office, or a hobby workbench. Our residents become socially engaged in these familiar settings, which can sustain their memories, as well as provide them with cognitive exercises and physical movement.
We have created a special environment where our residents are free to explore, touch, and choose their own activities. Our outdoor gardens, screened porch area, and the entire Memory Care Neighborhood provide a great way for residents to engage in their surroundings. We encourage family members to visit often and participate in activities and programs. We believe you are an important part of your loved one's care team.
We also offer Short-term Stays for family members with memory challenges. These stays are available for a few days, a week, or longer. Participants enjoy all the services, amenities, and socialization benefits, while a family caregiver takes a break.
If you’d like to learn more about the lifestyle we offer, and tour our Memory Care Neighborhood, we invite you to call today.