In addition to the highest quality medical nursing and rehabilitative care in a residential environment in the southeast, Park Springs is now offering a new Alzheimer’s Training Program for all employees at the retirement community. Amy Medina, Director of Nursing at Park Springs, introduced the program to Park Springs and training sessions are set to begin in June.
Topics covered throughout the program will include: Intro to Alzheimer’s disease, Commitment to Alzheimer’s disease, Wandering: Is it a Problem, Resisting Care: Putting Yourself in their Shoes and Agitation: Is it a Sign? Jill Pigott, Park Springs Member in charge of the Park Springs Dementia Caregivers Support Group, will be one of many guest speakers during training sessions.
Pigott, whose husband suffered from Alzheimer’s, is very aware of the effects that dementia can have on a family. As Members of the Support Group, Pigott says that “there is no more isolating of a feeling that dealing with someone with dementia.” Pigott will share her story and the small tricks she learned on how to deal with people in dementia with the Park Springs staff.
Park Spring’s provides Members with flexibility in their daily activities, allowing them to embrace individuality while focusing on all aspects of wellness. Cobblestone, the communities’ assisted living facility provides quality senior care including memory care and skilled nursing that is unrivaled in the Atlanta area. The staffing ratios at Park Spring’s are three times greater than state required levels and a full time doctor rained as a geriatrician is employed on site.
Park Springs is the Southeast’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community. The 398-home campus-style community is situated on 54 acres surrounded by Stone Mountain Park. The community boasts a 50,000 square foot Clubhouse and a 12,000 square foot fitness center with an indoor swimming pool. For more information on Park Springs, please visit their website or call 770-879-5006.