Compassionate Weekday Dementia Care Serving the Sarasota, Florida Area
Town Square Sarasota offers a unique, person-centered approach to adult day care, which is especially helpful for people with Alzheimer’s disease, other types of dementia, or other cognitive and memory conditions.
At Town Square Sarasota, we value the individuality of every person under our care. Our personalized programming evaluates our members’ needs, ensuring tailored experiences that resonate with their interests and preferences. Our dedicated staff members are trained and certified in dementia care, and are constantly refreshing their knowledge to remain at the forefront of advancements in this field.
Our approach centers around reminiscence therapy, a groundbreaking concept in dementia care. By encouraging our members to reflect on memories formed during their teenage years and twenties, we tap into the retention capabilities of those with memory loss. Through our ever-changing slate of enriching experiences, we create structured activities within themed storefronts, each meticulously designed to evoke the excitement of mid-twentieth-century young adulthood.
Our trained staff members interact with empathy and expertise, ensuring meaningful engagement and inclusion for those with cognitive and memory impairments. Within our 11 distinct storefronts, our members look forward to a varied and captivating day enriched with social connections and new experiences.
We strive to bring happiness and relief to our members and their loved ones alike. Contact us today to find out more about what Town Square Sarasota has to offer or to schedule a tour, or read further to see more on our approach to dementia care.
What is dementia care?
The field of dementia care provides specialized support and assistance catering to the unique needs of individuals with dementia. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, we use evidence-based practices that help improve the quality of life of those affected.
Effective dementia care entails understanding how each person with dementia perceives their surroundings and utilizing constructive communication techniques. We’re also mindful to always offer appropriate activities for each member’s cognitive strengths.
What is the best way to care for a family member with dementia?
Caring for a family member with dementia requires a thoughtful approach to ensure their health and happiness. As memory loss progresses, individuals may become easily confused by their environment, which can lead to agitation. Establishing a structured daily routine is crucial for both the caregiver and the person with dementia. This routine provides stability and familiarity that can help reduce anxiety and improve overall well-being.
Additionally, creating opportunities for the individual to reminisce about their younger days is important, as research shows long-term memories stay intact even when short-term memories are lost. At Town Square, we acknowledge the power formative of memories and fully incorporate therapeutic reminiscence into our care model.
What is adult day care for people with dementia?
Adult day care is a safe day-only care option for individuals with dementia. At Town Square, our programs are designed to stimulate memories and cognition, foster social interaction, and promote joy and well-being.
What are the advantages of day centers for people with dementia?
Day centers for people with dementia offer numerous benefits that enhance overall quality of life, including:
- Affordability: Day care programs for individuals with dementia are often much more affordable compared to the expense of full-time at-home care or assisted living. We strive to provide a cost-effective solution while still ensuring quality care and support.
- Improved well-being: Our programming creates opportunities for individuals with dementia to lead socially active and fulfilling lives. Through stimulating activities and social interactions, Town Square can help maintain cognitive abilities, boost self-esteem, and foster a sense of purpose and belonging.
- Enhanced safety and security: Town Square provides a secure environment with trained professional supervision for the safety of our members and the peace of mind of their loved ones.
- Respite for caregivers: We offer much-needed respite for family caregivers who often face the challenges of providing care around the clock. This break can help reduce caregiver burnout, allowing them to take care of their own well-being while ensuring their loved one receives the necessary care and engagement.
- Supportive community: Town Square is a supportive community where individuals with dementia can interact with peers who understand their experiences. Our programming fosters a sense of belonging and reduces feelings of isolation, promoting socialization and emotional health.
Introducing our 11 storefronts
Step into Town Square Sarasota, where a vibrant array of 11 unique storefronts awaits, ensuring our members an engaging and dynamic day filled with new experiences.
Our members let their inner artists shine in our Art Studio, a haven for creative expression and innovative thinking. We offer guided art projects so our members can express themselves in new ways.
The glitz and glamor of Old Hollywood are in full display at the Starlite Theater, where classic films, TV shows, and musicals transport our members to a bygone era. The theater also presents performances from local artists and showcases our members’ talents.
City Hall, our staff headquarters, is decked out in tribute to our beloved military veterans. We’re always available to answer questions or just to say hello.
Transport yourself back to the golden era of American automobiles at Finn’s Garage. Displaying a meticulously restored 1950s muscle car, this storefront stirs memories of thrilling road trips and youthful adventures.
Step into Rosie’s Diner, a vibrant and inviting space that evokes memories of bustling lunch spots from the ’50s. Socialize, savor healthy and delicious meals and snacks throughout the day, and let the tunes from the working jukebox transport you to a time of carefree camaraderie.
Our Health Club is a spacious and open-plan fitness area equipped with the latest senior-friendly exercise technology.
Little Blue House
A nostalgic living room where members can feel at home and relaxed.
Journey to the neighborhood newsstands of the past at Phil’s Newsstand, where a rich selection of both contemporary and vintage newspapers and magazines await your perusal.
Town Square Library
At the Town Square Sarasota Library, our members can delve into a treasure trove of captivating books and magazines, which can be enjoyed within the library itself or even read while relaxing in Glenner Park.
At the heart of Town Square Sarasota lies Glenner Park, an homage to George G. Glenner, a pioneer in dementia research. This tranquil space beckons with inviting benches, perfect for moments of relaxation as well as large group gatherings.
At our Recreation Center, vintage amusements reign supreme. Our members can engage in lively rounds of board games, card games, and puzzles that recall the spirited game nights of decades past.
Discover our leading dementia care services at Town Square Sarasota
The exceptional training of our staff and our innovative, social approach make us the best option for weekday dementia care in the Sarasota County area. But to find out what makes our services so beneficial for our members and their primary caregivers, you should see us in person. Contact us today to arrange a tour of our location for you and your loved one.