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October 12, 2015

Diagnosing Dementia

Identifying dementia can be challenging with no definitive tests, however physicians use common diagnostic processes. For more i…  View article»
September 28, 2015

Keeping Track of Important Documents

It is important to know where your loved one keeps important documents. Here are some items to consider. For more information: 9…  View article»
September 14, 2015

Taking Away the Car Keys?

Do you remember getting your driver’s license – that feeling of accomplishment, freedom, and independence? Now imagine the devas…  View article»
August 24, 2015

Making Financial Decisions

The following material was provided by Brigitta Sharpe, attorney with the law firm of Guzman Kallheim Sharpe, PA, specializing i…  View article»
August 10, 2015

Caring for Yourself

In order to be a successful caregiver, you need to take care of yourself. Neglecting your own physical, emotional and spiritual …  View article»
July 20, 2015

Reflections on Spiritual Care. July 2015

As a pastor to those with dementia, when I begin our worship service in the living rooms of each house I visit, I point out the …  View article»
April 27, 2015

A Unique Model for Memory Care: Theresa Klein’s Vision

When Theresa Klein was in high school, her grandfather began showing signs of Alzheimer’s and moved in with her family. There wa…  View article»
April 20, 2015

The Importance of Tailored Activity Programs for Those with Dementia

Emerald Crest’s Occupational therapy program offers direct care staff and families a better understanding of their loved ones co…  View article»
April 13, 2015

When is Placement Needed?

For those with dementia each journey is unique and individual. Some are able to remain in their home with services and family su…  View article»
April 6, 2015

Is it Time to Intervene?

Early diagnosis is key to crisis prevention and treatment planning. Knowing when to seek medical help or place a loved one in a …  View article»

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My mom was at Emerald Crest for about a year and a half. I was very grateful and appreciative for the care my mom received at Emerald Crest. I had been caring for her myself, so knowing that she was in a safe environment was a huge relief for me.

— Tomma, daughter of resident

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