November 3, 2023
Engaging in outings can evoke both excitement and trepidation for individuals living with dementia.
The Westbury Senior Living wants to address these concerns by offering valuable insights to transform your outings into enjoyable, stress-free experiences.
Not every location is a good place to take someone living with dementia. Individuals can be easily overwhelmed with stimuli; therefore, it’s essential to adapt environments to fit the needs of your loved one. You should always keep their best interest in mind.
Planning for a successful outing includes picking a familiar place with accessibility to parking and restrooms and going during the best time of the day for your loved one. It’s a good idea to take along snacks, water, a change of clothes, comfort items, and first aid supplies.
If something unexpected happens, above all, stay calm. Address the situation and move forward 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 Westbury Senior Living in Columbia, MO offers 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. Centrally located near University Hospital and Boone Hospitall with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Mizzou Tigers, Columbia Mall, The Broadway Shops, MKT Nature and Fitness Trail, Finger Lake State Park, and LA Nickell Golf Course.
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