Even simple daily tasks can be confusing and frustrating for individuals with progressive forms of dementia. Feeling anxious and overwhelmed can lead to depression, isolation, and complex behaviors. Because of this, caring for a loved one with dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease can be taxing. Caregivers often need help understanding how to meet the changing needs and behaviors of their loved ones, and over time, safety and security become significant concerns.
Although it can be challenging to accept, individuals with moderate to advanced dementia may require a secure environment specifically designed to meet their unique needs. At our Lexington community, The Courtyard at Youville Place offers families this resource when a loved one can no longer manage safely at home. The Wellness staff at The Courtyard assess each prospective resident, determining their level of safety awareness, their ability to manage daily tasks such as dressing and personal care, and evaluating their judgment and decision making. This assessment is designed to identify the level of support each prospective resident needs to ensure safety, well-being, and success.
The Courtyard at Youville Place focuses on helping each resident continue to be successful and independent, reducing the frustration of trying and failing to accomplish tasks they can no longer manage. Learn more about The Courtyard and its programs.
The Courtyard at Youville Place is the only faith-based, non-profit special care program in this part of Massachusetts. We welcome individuals of all faiths and endeavor to provide a safe, supportive environment celebrating everyone as a unique person, with emphasis put on their spiritual well-being.
Contact us for more information about The Courtyard at Youville Place or to set up a confidential, individualized memory support assessment.