If you have a loved one living with dementia, be it your spouse, your parent or even a neighbor, we consider you to be living with dementia too. We view dementia as a whole community disease.
The Retreat at Sunny Vista’s skilled and experienced staff understands the unique needs of those living with memory impairment. Our Rhythms Dementia Philosophy and Program recognize that dementia changes the way a person experiences the world around them, our job is to create environments where each person can navigate the world successfully and create worlds where life is worth living. It can be a daunting task if you are trying to navigate the dementia journey alone. We are here to help with personalized care and services that celebrate your loved one, because we know supportive family and friends are an integral part of the care team.
Matching the Natural Rhythms of Life
Memory care residents at The Retreat enjoy a comfortable environment specifically designed to match the natural rhythms of each person’s life, as often as that changes, while on the dementia journey. We do not believe that a disease diagnosis defines someone living with dementia and we focus on what is still possible, not on what has been lost.
Our Rhythms Dementia program provides a tailored, unique approach crafted after getting to know each individual. This program uses techniques including music, arts, validation to meet residents’ needs, and encourages family and friends to be active participants. Because we understand that dementia is a whole body disease, we train team members in communication, disease process, and how to approach someone living with dementia.
The Importance of a Comfortable and Supportive Environment
We know that environment, often more than the disease process itself, causes the majority of distress for those living with dementia. Our memory support neighborhood was designed for optimal support and comfort for older adults living with dementia. The secured outdoor courtyard provides serene outdoor space and the Country Kitchen allows residents to participate in their own meal preparation.
We invite you to contact us to schedule a virtual tour and talk more to our team about our personalized approach to dementia care.
Read more about the difference between normal aging and dementia.