Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be a difficult and overwhelming experience for both the individual and their family. As the disease progresses, it can become increasingly challenging to provide the level of care needed to ensure safety and quality of life. However, there are many Alzheimer’s care options available that can help ease the burden and provide peace of mind, including specialised care from Livewell Estates.
Alzheimer’s Care at Livewell
Welcome to Livewell Estates, where we provide specialized care for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Our luxurious estates are located in Cape Town (Somerset West) and Johannesburg (Bryanston), and our team of experienced caregivers are dedicated to providing our residents with the highest level of care and support. At Livewell Estates, we understand the unique challenges that come with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and we offer a wide range of services designed to meet the needs of our residents. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and engaging environment that promotes independence, dignity, and quality of life.
Our team of Occupational Therapists are available to work with residents to help them maintain their independence and promote cognitive function. We understand the importance of maintaining routines, and our occupational therapists work with residents to develop personalised programs that enhance their quality of life.
We understand the important role that pets can play in promoting a sense of comfort, companionship, and overall well-being for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. That’s why we offer pet therapy as part of our memory care activities and welcome pets to our facilities. Residents are even encouraged to bring their own pets to live with them if they are able to care for them. We recognize that pets become an integral part of our residents’ lives, and losing a beloved pet can be a significant emotional event. If a resident’s pet passes away, we offer assistance in finding a replacement pet if the resident wishes to continue having a pet companion. Our team is committed to ensuring that our residents receive the care and support they need to maintain their overall health and happiness, including the comfort and companionship that comes with pet ownership.
Freedom of Movement
Our estates are designed to provide residents with a sense of freedom and independence. We offer spacious living areas and outdoor spaces that are safe and secure, allowing residents to move around freely while providing peace of mind to their loved ones.
We believe that good nutrition is essential for maintaining physical and cognitive health. Our meals are prepared by professional nutritionists and offer various healthy options that cater to individual dietary needs and preferences.
When families seek care options for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia, they do not always know the difference between a care home and a specialised care facility. At Livewell, we are a specialised care facility and have trained staff. We understand that each resident is unique and may require individual attention. When discussing Alzheimer’s care options at Livewell, we discuss providing one-to-one care (i.e. one caregiver to one resident) or one-to-two (i.e. one caregiver to two residents).
Memory Care Activities
Memory care activities are an important aspect of the care and support provided at Livewell Estates for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. These activities are specifically designed to stimulate cognitive function, memory retention, and overall brain health. We believe that engaging in memory care activities can help to improve the quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. These activities can promote a sense of purpose, provide a sense of accomplishment, and reduce feelings of frustration and boredom. From music therapy to art classes, we offer a variety of activities that help residents maintain their cognitive function.
Quality of Life
At Livewell Estates, we believe quality of life is essential for all our residents. We strive to provide a warm, welcoming environment that promotes independence and dignity and are committed to enhancing the lives of those we serve.
If you are investigating various care options for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, we encourage you to consider Livewell. We invite you to contact us to schedule a tour and learn more about our services and facilities.