November 3, 2023
Engaging in outings can evoke both excitement and trepidation for individuals living with dementia.
The Wildwood Senior Living wants to address these concerns by offering valuable insights to transform your outings into enjoyable, stress-free experiences.
Not every location is an excellent place to take someone living with dementia. Areas with high traffic can be overstimulating and might trigger confusion or agitation in an individual living with dementia.
To create a successful outing, it’s essential to plan. Ensure your loved one has had their medications, been to the restroom, and has a jacket or small blanket. Remember to bring snacks, a bottle of water, an extra jacket, tissue, and a change of clothes.
If something unexpected happens, it’s important to stay calm, figure out the situation, and ask for help if needed.
We aim to provide you with valuable, practical information to support your journey in caring for someone with dementia through love and understanding. It’s crucial to acknowledge outings may only be suitable for some. Each person living with dementia is unique, emphasizing the importance of tailoring the experience to their individual needs and preferences. The goal should always prioritize the well-being and comfort of the individual. By practicing patience, understanding, and compassion, you can ensure a successful and enjoyable experience for them while also reducing stress for yourself.
The Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Freeman Health System and Mercy Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Twin Hills Country Club, Northpark Mall, Grand Falls, Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center – National Audubon Society, Spiva Center for the Arts, and George Washington Carver National Monument.
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November 27, 2023
As the Plant Operations Director at The Wildwood Senior Living. I know the importance of preparing the community and my home for the cold winter weather. To prepare your house for winter weather, start by inspecting and sealing any gaps or cracks in doors, windows, and walls to prevent drafts and conserve heat. Please be […]