Memory Care or Assisted Living? Making the Best Choice for Mom or Dad

by Dan Bailey

Senior care facilities come in many types, such as memory care and assisted living, and choosing the best community for your mother or father can be confusing. Rule of thumb is that the right place will help keep your parent safe, while also maximizing his or her independence. To make this decision, you need to […]

Managing Your Emotions After an Assisted Living Dementia Placement

by Dan Bailey

Managing your emotions after an assisted living Dementia placement is a complex process. When the choice is made to place a Dementia loved one in residential care, you’re likely to encounter an unsettling combination of feelings. It’s important to acknowledge and deal with these feelings because your adjustment to your loved one’s new lifestyle and […]

AMATE ART PLACEMATS

by Dan Bailey

November is Native American Heritage month and in the art class we made “Amate” paintings. Amate is paper that is handmade by the Otomi Indians of Mexico out of natural tree bark. However, in lieu of the real thing, we made ours out of up-cycled brown paper bags. We then used patterns similar to those […]

Alzheimer’s Dementia Care | 5 important Safety Precautions

by Dan Bailey

Alzheimer’s is a complex disease that demands, among other things, dramatic changes in a patient’s surroundings. Alzheimer’s dementia care involves important safety precautions that should be addressed right away. Before we can give attention to treatments and therapies, we initially want to be sure that our loved ones are safe. It can be difficult to […]

Alzheimer’s Care San Diego | How Best to Speak to a Loved One

by Dan Bailey

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be challenging, even on the good days. The Lakeside Manor, Alzheimer’s Care San Diego program has taught us that communication issues are often at the core of family member challenges. Luckily, there are things you can do to help conversations flow more smoothly and ensure that your […]

Dementia Care San Diego │ Understanding Dementia Behavior

by Dan Bailey

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be very challenging. While keeping them at home may seem like the right thing to do, there are many benefits to considering a professional Dementia Care San Diego facility. If caring for your loved one is your first experience in dealing with dementia, the changes they undergo may be […]

Looking for San Diego Advanced Alzheimer’s Assisted Living?

by Dan Bailey

Researching San Diego advanced Alzheimer’s assisted living facilities is an important step in your loved one’s care. It can be time consuming, frustrating and headache-inducing, but when achieved, it can provide your loved one, and you, with some peace of mind. Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s dementia, and as the baby boomer generation advances […]

Assisted Living for Memory Care. Why is it the best option?

by Dan Bailey

For many Alzheimer’s dementia patients, an Assisted Living for Memory Care facility is the best option. These facilities are specifically structured to cater to their daily needs and support them in ways that can be difficult at home. Ongoing social engagement, a range of cognitive and physical therapies and an environment designed to encourage independent […]

Dementia Gardens | How Gardens Help People With Alzheimer’s & Dementia

by Dan Bailey

Dementia gardens can have a big impact on health and the quality of life for an individual with Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia. Most of us have brought flowers to a hospital room at some point. We’ve done it for obvious reasons. Flowers are pretty, they’re colorful and they add a little warmth to an otherwise sterile […]

Ways to Soothe Sundowner’s Syndrome Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Dementia Patients

by Dan Bailey

Approximately 20% of Alzheimer’s Dementia patients have Sundowner’s Syndrome Symptoms. Depending on an individual’s dementia stage, living situation, physical surroundings and comorbid health issues, specific ‘sundowning’ times and bout lengths can differ. However, sundowning seems clearly related to changes in outdoor light, from day to dusk, and can last for several hours, sometimes into the […]

GIANT FANTASY FLOWER ART PROJECT

by Dan Bailey

A long-term project for the residents in the art class was making some giant fantasy flowers, inspired by the ones in the movie Oz the Great & Powerful. Ours were destined for the 9th birthday of the twin girls that spend a lot of time on the facility grounds. We made the flowers purple and […]

10 Facts You Need To Know About Memory Care

by Dan Bailey

Do you think your loved one may need memory care? San Diego memory care facilities vary widely in the scope of services they offer their residents. Here are ten facts you need to look at when you consider a southern California memory care facility.  1. A Collaborative, Advanced Approach to Memory Care First of all, […]

What Are the Best Resources for Elderly Parents with Dementia?

by Brian Hansen

5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2017. Quite a few more Americans are caring for them. Finding the best dementia resources is imperative for the physical and mental wellbeing of the dementia patient, and those who love them. When dementia strikes a family, the dynamics of that family change, particularly because dementia […]

Annual Pinning Ceremony | Honoring Our Veterans

by Dan Bailey

Lakeside Manor is full of heritage and deep rooted traditions. Every year we make sure to honor our veterans who proudly served our country by hosting the Annual Pinning Ceremony. This year we would like to send a special thanks to Apreva Hospice  who was gracious enough to sponsor the event. The Pinning Ceremony is an […]