November 3, 2023
Engaging in outings can evoke both excitement and trepidation for individuals living with dementia.
The Parkway Senior Living wants to address these concerns by offering valuable insights to transform your outings into enjoyable, stress-free experiences.
Not every location will be a good place to take a person with dementia. Increase your opportunity for a smooth, successful, and fun outing by checking the weather, considering the location’s layout and accessibility, calling ahead for information, and going during less busy times.
To create a successful outing, it is essential to plan. Sometimes, people with dementia react differently than we can expect. Having a prior game plan and knowledge to de-escalate the situation will help you quickly feel more prepared to handle those types of situations.
There are certain things you should always take along on an outing. These include water for hydration, snacks, comfort items, change of clothes, personal items, and emergency contact information.
If something unexpected happens, it is very important to stay calm. Assess and handle the situation without upsetting your loved one so you can continue with your outing.
We aim to provide you with valuable, practical information to support your journey in caring for someone with dementia through love and understanding. It’s crucial to acknowledge outings may only be suitable for some. Each person living with dementia is unique, emphasizing the importance of tailoring the experience to their individual needs and preferences. The goal should always prioritize the well-being and comfort of the individual. By practicing patience, understanding, and compassion, you can ensure a successful and enjoyable experience for them while also reducing stress for yourself.
The Parkway Senior Living in Blue Springs, MO offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Located just south of Hwy 70 right in the heart of major shopping, dining, and attractions, residents enjoy convenient access to golfing, local parks, and healthcare services.
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