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Each person is unique. When they receive a dementia diagnosis that doesn't change. Their care should also be unique and fit them as an individual. Join Vesta to gain a better understanding of dementia and explore the many types of memory care programs that exist. What care is best for my loved one? Presented by Pam Foti and Jenny Wagner, Elder Care Consultants and Co-owners of Vesta Senior Network.   Presentation Date:  Tuesday, March 19…
Join Vesta Senior Network and The Alzheimer's Association as we KICK OFF 2019 efforts to #ENDALZ with our new Longest Day Fundraiser: The Shortest Run for the Longest Day! Our Shortest Run for the Longest Day is a 0.621 mile fund raising run/walk which will take place on opening night of Hart Fest, Friday, June 21, 2019. http://www.hartfest.com/ In the past 3 years, Team Vesta has raised over $18…

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It was a beautiful July afternoon, and I was sitting on the deck overlooking the lake, listening to the children swimming, splashing, and jumping. My phone rang, and as any small business owner would do, I answered it. It was Carol, and she was frantic. Her mom had recently been diagnosed with Dementia, and Carol and her sister did not think their mom, Ruth, was able to be alone any longer. Carol had called no fewer than 10 memory care communities and had found no one who had availability and could take Ruth.

What is Dementia?

As defined by the Alzheimer’s Association, “Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s Disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular Dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type.” 

Did Ruth Need Memory Care?

When Carol told me which communities she had recently contacted, I was very confused because I knew that many of them did have availability because I had recently talked to them regarding other clients. As I talked with Carol and asked more questions regarding Ruth and her situation, I learned that it was quite possible that she…

It was a beautiful July afternoon, and I was sitting on the deck overlooking the lake, listening to the children swimming, splashing, and jumping. My phone rang, and as any small business owner would do, I answered it. It was Carol, and she was frantic. Her mom had recently…

Assisted Living Facilities v. Nursing Homes

Sadly, the world of long term care that we are frequently thrown into without much preparation, is complex. There are so many subtle differences between one nursing home…

Time and again we get asked “What are your favorite assisted living communities?” “Which one is the best?” “Do you have a top 10 list?” Or how about, “My mom needs a nursing home.” “Which one is good?” So often we hear, “Oh, I saw that new memory care going up right by my house…