Sagepoint To Participate in Pilot Dementia Training

Sagepoint Senior Living Services is pleased to announce that, as a sign of our commitment to providing excellent, person-centered care for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, our staff are participating in CARES® Dementia Training and will earn Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ and essentiALZ Plus Certifications. We will be posting our progress toward employee participation goals in the main lobby. Residential care staff often have limited opportunities to attend face-to-face dementia training. … Read More

You’re Not Just ‘Growing Old’ If This Happens To You

By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News When Dr. Christopher Callahan examines older patients, he often hears a similar refrain. “I’m tired, doctor. It’s hard to get up and about. I’ve been feeling kind of down, but I know I’m getting old and I just have to live with it.” This fatalistic stance relies on widely-held but mistaken assumptions about what constitutes “normal aging.” In fact, fatigue, weakness and depression, among several other common concerns, aren’t to-be-expected … Read More

When an Elderly Loved One Needs Extra Help

Family members of aging adults typically travel one of two paths to becoming a caregiver: the sudden sprint, or the gradual march. The sudden sprint towards providing care for a loved one is often set off by an unexpected event—a stroke, a fall, complications from surgery—which acts as a catalyst, escalating your family member’s care needs practically overnight. The gradual march in the direction of caregiving is less abrupt. You can’t say exactly when it … Read More

Order Your 2017 Memory Care Calendar

Carefully designed art-making activities can be an antidote for declining confidence and self-esteem, especially for those suffering the tragic effects of dementia and other forms of irreversible cognitive impairment. With the help of Carol Dana, Creative Engagement Specialist with Arts for Well-Being, Sagepoint Senior Living Services was able to offer enticing activities designed to tap into the brain’s still-strong creative pathways of our memory care residents. The seniors’ beautiful artworks remind participants that they can, … Read More

Resident Adoption Tree Now Up

Help Us Make the Holidays Even Merrier For Our Residents LA PLATA, MD (November 22, 2016) Sagepoint Senior Living Services is excited to announce that our Resident Adoption Tree is now up! We strive to make all occasions extra special for our residents and the Adoption Tree is a simple way to spread joy among our facility this Holiday Season. The program helps us ensure that every single resident will have something for them under the … Read More