“There’d been signs we were losing Mom, but we didn’t get it until she called and said she was lost. It turned out she was in her own kitchen. The people at Pines of Sarasota understand our struggles and frustrations. That makes the hardest thing we’ve ever dealt with as a family bearable.”
Finding Meaning, Dignity and Beauty
It can be terrifying for a spouse or family to have a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some other memory-related disorder. There is the overwhelming fear and sadness that their loved one will be cut off from people and the world they’ve always known, sinking into an unreachable abyss.
We won’t let that happen at Pines of Sarasota. Here, a loving and dedicated team of doctors and specialized skilled nurses are providing round-the-clock care that recognizes the abilities those with middle to late stage memory disorders still possess, and find effective ways to connect with them so that their lives continue to have meaning, dignity and beauty.
Days Filled With Magic
Our family of residents is encouraged to engage in daily activities that have meaning for them, stimulate their senses, and help maintain their physical and cognitive acuity, as well as connect them with others. Spiritual activities are also available for their participation.
Lives are touched and enriched by all of this as well as by community volunteers who share music, art, horticulture and entertainment experiences; of course there are visits from family, friends and even pets.
It is important to note that residents actively participate in choosing their leisure and group activities, because our program model is based on meeting their interests, needs and care plan goals.
Learn more about our Activities program.
Support for Families
Being filled with the sense that someone you love is slowly slipping away makes caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia difficult, often frustrating, always painful. Support is crucial.
If you have concerns, our doctors, our Dementia Unit Manager, and our nurses are available to answer questions about care and help you navigate through a difficult time.
Never hesitate to contact us.
Education for Professionals and At-Home Caregivers
To help make your experience as a caregiver easier, more rewarding and more meaningful for those you care for and for yourself, check out our calendar of upcoming seminars, webinars and event subjects and speakers. Register today and begin learning how.
We have a library of DVDs available for purchase by acclaimed experts, Occupational Therapist Teepa Snow and Dr. Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D. a leader in brain health and brain health lifestyle that have helped Pines of Sarasota become recognized internationally as an educational center for professional and at-home caregivers.