Memory Support: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care 

Specialized Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

Alzheimer's & Dementia Care

Looking for memory care in north Florida? A secure, specialized wing of Advent Christian Village senior living community’s skilled nursing facility, Good Samaritan Center (GSC) has you covered. We provide the best and most currently accepted standards of care for persons needing memory support. The interior design and adjoining outdoor courtyard permit members to move about the wing in protected freedom. It’s our belief quality memory care grants residents’ opportunities to experience independence.

Advent Christian Village believes that just because someone in need of Alzheimer’s or dementia care, doesn’t mean that person can’t experience the enjoyment of living in a vibrant community. Our professional, compassionate staff works to provide to each of its residents the meaningful and vibrant life everyone deserves.

One Rate for Memory Support

Our daily rate is an all-inclusive fee, with no additional charges for medical supplies and other items commonly charged separately. At Good Samaritan Center, one rate pays for room, meals, nursing care, and supplies. Gain peace of mind knowing that no surprise memory care fees or charges will catch your family off-guard.

Memory CareRestorative & Rehabilitative Services

If a loved one requires intensive rehabilitative services following a stroke or surgery, ACV provides the right amount of care needed to return each resident to his or her highest level of function. The goal of all our senior care services is to encourage residents to find a more fulfilling life.

Admissions Standards

To be admitted to Good Samaritan Center, a person must be at least 60 years of age and meet the state of Florida nursing home admission guidelines, as ordered by a physician.

Artists of Dementia Care

The state of Florida requires that Advent Christian Village employees working directly with members at Good Samaritan Center obtain a certain number of hours of training relating to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. ACV gladly fulfills that obligation, but also invests quite a bit of time in additional training.

A number of years ago, GSC’s Director of Nursing Judy Crager developed a 12-week program that all GSC staff members are required to complete based on the book The Art of Dementia Care. It’s a very intensive training program on dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Once an employee goes through that program and graduates, they become an Artist of Dementia Care.

We wanted our residents to have more chances to express what makes them unique. The program changes how employees think about people in need of  Alzheimer’s and dementia care and what they go through. It also teaches each staff member how to better help the families of those suffering with memory loss. Even though the time the training takes is a strain, the investment is absolutely worth it.

Myrtis & Sandra, Artist of Dementia Care

Art of Dementia Care Program

VP of Health Services Keri Hilliard Explains the Art of Dementia Care Program

Highly Rated Senior Care Services

Good Samaritan Center is rated a four-star (above average) nursing home by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). The overall rating is based on individual ratings in health inspection results, an evaluation of staffing hours, and quality metrics. Quality metrics, the area where Good Samaritan Center truly shines, is a rating of resident assessment data that shows how well the nursing home cares for residents’ needs. At Good Samaritan Center, your loved one will receive the best memory care that allows them to be more of their true self.

Explore Personalized Memory Support Options

If your loved one is in need of memory care, Advent Christian Village offers senior care services that are built with their needs in mind. For more information on how Advent Christian Village senior living community can help your loved one suffering from dementia, call 1-800-647-3353. Or contact us today.

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