Kensington Place Redwood City is pleased to announce we will be hosting an intimate discussion with Patti Davis, daughter of former United States President Ronald Reagon.
This 1-hour zoom event will be held September 22nd, for all caregivers and families interested in learning how to find support and guidance during their caregiving journey.
Patti Davis will reflect on her experiences and offer advice to help caregivers feel less alone.
Continue reading below to learn more about how Kensington Place Redwood City helps seniors and their families and how Patti Davis has helped fellow caregivers as a memory care activist and advocate.
Patti Davis’ caregiving experience
Learning that a parent or loved one has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is challenging and often overwhelming.
In 1994, Patti Davis experienced these feelings when her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
While intimidated, she chose to step up and care for her father for 10 years until he passed.
As a caregiver, Patti Davis felt isolated and alone in her journey. She recognizes that many others feel the same, and support can be challenging to find. This is why she and Kensington would like to let others know they are not alone and help is within reach.
Kensington Place Redwood City is proud to partner with Patti Davis, as she has been an inspiration to many caregivers. We know that families in our community can relate to Patti Davis and find comfort in her story.
Like Patti Davis, our team supports memory care residents and their families and offers them guidance, hope, and encouragement.
Inspired to serve families and caregivers
While it was a long journey, and she often felt overworked like most caregivers, Patti Davis reflected on her experiences and was motivated to write two books specifically on Alzheimer’s and caregiving.
“Floating in the Deep End: How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer’s” and “The Long Goodbye: Memories of My Father” have become two of Patti Davis’ most famous books.
Caregivers can read an honest dialogue on her father’s disease, her family’s caregiver journey, and how their relationships evolved.
Patti Davis was also motivated to begin a support group for fellow caregivers taking care of loved ones with memory diseases. Beyond Alzheimer’s is a group for caregivers to discuss their experiences and feelings safely while learning new tips.
Like Patti Davis, Kensington Place Redwood City understands how difficult it is for caregivers and families to find support and comfort during their journey.
Memory loss changes not only the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia but the lives of their families. As memory diseases progress, caring for a loved one alone will become more challenging. We are here to help you, and your loved one make a smooth transition.
How we support residents and their families
Kensington Place Redwood City offers more comprehensive services than most assisted living and memory care communities.
Due to our enhanced services and passion for those with memory diseases, we can care for and support residents with even extremely high care needs.
With on-site nurses, your loved one can receive medication and medical injections without having to leave their home.
Seniors with memory diseases often require physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation. These types of therapy help their body stay strong and assist with chewing and swallowing problems.
We understand that family is essential to our resident’s happiness, and we welcome all members of our resident’s families to visit them, pets included.
We offer resources for family members and caregivers to help you learn more about your loved one and their condition, how to help care for them, and how to care for yourself.
The benefits of transitioning your senior loved one
Transitioning to a memory care community may be an emotional time for you and your loved one.
However, you will feel more confident and comfortable with your decision once you check out our community and the amenities we offer.
Your loved one will have abundant opportunities to socialize with other residents while participating in life enrichment activities, sitting down to eat in the dining area, or strolling the beautiful grounds.
Maintaining friendships and having fun things to do will help your loved one emotionally, mentally, and physically.
As a caregiver, your relationship with your loved one will likely improve when you share your caregiver role with others. You will have more time to enjoy your loved one and bond with them when you are no longer their sole caregiver.
Family caregivers, we believe, should be able to care for their own well-being as much as the ones who are rising to the challenge of their condition. Our monthly family support group and Caregiver Connect provide caregivers a sense of community and guidance in their journey.
Our communities are safe and secure, so you won’t have to worry about your loved one wandering or harming themselves.
Kensington Place Redwood City, a community where your loved one can age in place
Kensington Place Redwood City is an assisted living and memory care community located in beautiful San Mateo County, a senior-friendly community.
Our Promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own. When you visit our communities, you can see firsthand the compassion our team has for our residents and how we offer enhanced care to ensure their health and happiness.
We provide services to seniors in all stages of life and health and offer resources and guidance to their families.
With two memory care neighborhoods, Connections and Haven, we can make certain your loved one’s specific needs are met.
In our Connections neighborhood, the goal is to help residents be independently engaged in activities that give meaning and purpose to their days. This cozy, intimate neighborhood is for residents in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Haven is designed for residents who are showing more advanced signs of memory loss. In a soothing and peaceful environment, resident comfort is maximized while they receive a higher level of care and assistance.
Some of the amenities we offer our residents to help them maintain and improve their health without ever having to leave the comfort of their home includes:
- Around-the-clock care
- On-site nurses
- Hospice care
- Exquisite dining
- Speciality diets
- Medication administration
- Comprehensive on-site rehabilitation services
- Life enrichment activities
- Pocket programming
- Small group activities
However, while seniors can find everything they need to achieve health and happiness right on our grounds, we do encourage 2-3 outings a week.
As a caregiver, it can be difficult to allow others to help you, but after joining our event with Patti Davis, hopefully, you will see that support is necessary for you and your loved one.
If you are interested in learning more about Patti Davis’ caregiver journey and how it may be similar to yours, RSVP here.
You can check out Kensington Konnect, our informative hub, for more resources, tips, and advice.
Contact us to learn more about our communities, care options for your loved one, our amenities, and upcoming events.