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Respectful Memory Care that Matters
Pine Hills is the only community dedicated to serving seniors with Alzheimer’s and other Dementia-related challenges within the Hot Springs area. We offer private and shared apartments in a fully secure environment. Through the design of our beautiful building with separate floors for Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care we have an enhanced ability to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of all our residents. Pine Hills Memory Care Gardens is located on the ground floor which allows easy access to a beautiful and secure outdoor courtyard overlooking the Southern Hills Golf Course.
Residents and family members enjoy the comfortable neighborhood feel that is fully equipped with all the comforts of home. There are no “visiting hours” at Pine Hills; friends and family members are always welcome. Prospective residents and their family members are encouraged to visit too — we offer many amenities, including:
- Spacious apartments
- Garden views
- Nondenominational worship
- Home-cooked meals
- Spacious dining room area
- Encouragement with activities of daily living
- Bathing assistance
- Meal and activity reminders
- Personal laundry & routine housekeeping
- Scheduled transportation for medical appointments/outings
- Emergency assistance
- Staff available 24-hours each day
Call us today! We are interested in learning about your needs.
When It’s Time To Consider Memory Care Assisted Living
Making the move to residential memory care can be a difficult decision to make for some families. There are a few things you should consider when making the decision to move yourself or your family member to a memory care assisted living facility. Some things that may help sway your decision include:
1. When you can no longer keep them safe at home.
Some signs that you can no longer keep your loved one safe at home include difficulty standing, walking, or caring for yourself. Unexplained weight loss and a change in hygiene can also be a sign of an unhealthy situation at home.
2. When caregiver stress becomes overwhelming.
Caregiver fatigue or burnout is common in those who provide care for their loved ones. Typically, this happens in middle age, when the caregiver is also still managing a career and their children. When respite care is not enough, it’s time to consider a move to a residential facility.
3. When social life becomes isolated.
When dementia sets in, isolation becomes more prevalent. Isolation can lead to negative health impacts and may lead to depression or behavioral problems. Memory care assisted living facilities offer the attention and socialization you or your loved one deserves.
4. When the primary caregiver is not a good provider.
Not every family member makes a good caregiver, and that’s okay. Professional memory caregivers can offer the patience and the skilled memory services your loved one deserves.
5. A decline in physical or medical health.
As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, it will impact the physical and medical health as well as the overall wellbeing of the person affected. Managing the holistic person and all the aspects of neurodegenerative disease is a lot for a single caregiver. When physical health is impacted, it’s time to consider a move to residential memory care.
6. You and your loved one are ready.
Each Alzheimer’s story looks a little different and each person’s decision to move will be different. Some people in the early stages of cognitive decline are ready to make the move to a residential memory care facility that offers the professional services they need while others may hesitate. If you and your family are ready to make the move, then it’s time to look into options.
At Pine Hills Retirement Community, we offer residential memory care services to our residents and those in the community looking for care. Whether you or your loved one moves from our independent living campus or from home, we are here to welcome you with open arms and skilled memory care services. Contact us to schedule your tour or learn more about our services today.