As the first dementia-specific medical-model memory care day center in the Lowcountry, we provide unrivaled private care for those affected by dementia.
TOUR OUR FACILITY - Call to schedule a visit and meet with our Executive Director. Staff will be available and always welcome any questions you may have. COMPLIMENTARY TRIAL - A trial visit is an excellent opportunity for potential members and their caregivers to experience Alice’s Clubhouse’s programs, including joining us for our nutritious, catered lunch.
Mission: With a staff of highly trained and experienced dementia professionals leading a cutting-edge and stimulating daily program, we also offer deliciously balanced meals, a one-stop facility for many of your care needs, and emotional support for both our members and their families. Our cost-effective membership provides a welcome peace of mind for all.
We are really excited to announce in these times of COVID-19 that we are launching "Alice's Clubhouse at Home."
As a way to keep our members engaged and stimulated (and to help take a little load off their caregivers), next week will we be starting an online Alice's Clubhouse experience. Music, word games, stimulating discussion and more will be shared between our staff and members in a focused, positive and stimulating manner.
Until we can be together in person, we will be together online. If you would like to know more about "Alice's Clubhouse at Home," please just let us know.
The Post and Courier in Charleston wrote a heartbreaking front page article about how difficult it is for people with Alzheimer's/dementia during these times.
We continue to work with our members and their caregivers about how we can help. While we can't do it in person right now (and we are coordinating with DHEC about how and when to reopen), we are there for you!
postandcourier.com Coronavirus shutdowns create challenges for loved ones of those grappling with confusion, delusions and memory loss.
A thousand piece puzzle finally completed! Talk about a brain exercise! Having it framed!
Another option to reach out to others....see below.
seniorsengage.com During these uncertain times, many of us our dealing with feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, and isolation. MUSC Elder Abuse Training and Treatment Program invit
GoldenCarers is offering some free advice for caregivers who are currently at home taking care of loved ones. Please let me know if you can open this website....excellent ideas to keep busy and stay safe AT HOME!
goldencarers.com If you are working as an Activity Professional in a memory care neighborhood right now, you are facing even more unique challenges in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping a calm and peaceful atmosphere, including activities, can feel overwhelming. Here are a few ideas to keep you and your re...
I'm sure I speak for everyone at the Clubhouse when I say we miss all of our members and families terribly!
Since we take the health and safety of everyone seriously, we will continue to remain temporarily closed. We will continue to check messages and provide further information for services, updates on health care providers availability and CDC recommendations. I promise we will re-open as soon as it is safe for everyone! Sending a social distance hug! Diane
De-stressing and keeping up with your personal hygiene is important for everyone right now. One way to relax is to make a spa moment out of your bathroom experience. Try taking a nice hot bath or shower with soft music playing in the background!
Find more grooming tips for your loved one here: https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/daily-care/dressing-grooming
You can still stay active while staying indoors! Exercise is good for both your body and your mind. Try following along at home this gentle seated exercise workout.
Link to video: https://dailycaring.com/head-to-toe-gentle-seated-chair-exercises-for-seniors-improves-range-of-motion-video/
dailycaring.com Chair exercises are ideal for people who are frail, at high fall risk, or wheelchair-bound. They improve strength, flexibility, & blood circulation as well as reduce fall risk & pain. Get a free, gentle routine of seated chair exercises for seniors that focuses on improving range of motion.
Tip for our caregivers with their loved ones at home: increase their feeling of self worth by asking for their "help" with some daily tasks around the house.
A few suggestions: watering the plants, setting the table, or help folding clothes. Everyone wants to feel needed, try it!
Children pick up pretty easily on behavioral changes when it comes to their family members. As dementia progresses, it becomes difficult to hide and important that everyone in the family understands. Check out these tips for talking to your children about dementia.
link to article: https://www.leisurecare.com/resources/talking-to-children-about-dementia/
leisurecare.com How do you explain the confusion and disorientation that comes with Alzheimer’s to a child? Read our tips to help you discuss the disease and its implications with children.
Today's task for our members is to play a few Alice's Clubhouse board game favorites! Connect 4 or Tic Tac Toe anyone?
Click this link for a few other board games to consider: https://www.grayingwithgrace.com/board-games-for-dementia-patients/
Task of the day for our members at home: word games! Make sure to always adapt crossword puzzles, card games, spelling bees to the level of the person you're working with. Just remember to make it fun, not frustrating.
We're sending our members home for the time being, but not without a little bit of "homework." Follow along as we'll be posting these fun and stimulating activities on our page for other caregivers to do with their loved ones as well!
Stay creative! One idea is to create activities around a theme for that day. An example, try painting a flower and planting wildflowers!
To our Alice’s Clubhouse family:
There is no greater priority to us than the safety of our members, their caregivers and our staff.
In addition to all the safety measures we have taken to protect everyone’s health, we have been closely monitoring the developments regarding the COVID-19 virus and now believe it is the right time to TEMPORARILY CLOSE Alice’s Clubhouse through (at least) the end of the month. Starting Thursday, March 19th, we will suspend our programs. During this period, we will constantly monitor the situation and work with the health authorities to confirm what the appropriate time is to resume.
We will communicate any changes to this status as soon as possible.
Until then, we still have many ways we can serve and connect with you.
Although the Clubhouse itself will be closed, we will be available to help in the following ways:
•By phone: (843) 284-8357, Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
•Via email: [email protected]
•On social media
•Please like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AlicesClubhouse/
•Please follow us on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/35658453/
•By video chat – once this is set up, we will provide the details
•On the website – we will post any important announcements www.alicesclubhouse.com
There are also a number of many helpful resources online, including:
•The Centers for Disease Control cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
•SC DHEC https://www.scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
•The World Health https://www.who.int/
Additionally, the SC DHEC Care Line is available daily from 8am - 6pm at 1-855-472-3432
Need help picking up groceries or necessities?
If you or someone you know could use help with groceries, medications, etc., please contact us by phone or email. Several community groups have offered to assist with these needs.
Some Other Helpful Tips
•Scheduling & Activities: Even if your family is isolated or quarantined, realize this is temporary. Your daily routine is important and should be maintained. Make time to do things at home. If you would like suggestions on activities, please call, text (843.277.4000) or email us.
Medications: Know what medications your loved one is taking and see if you can have extra on hand.
Medical Supplies: Monitor medical supplies (oxygen, incontinence, dialysis, wound care, etc.) and know what you need. Create a back-up planfor obtaining what you need, if necessary.
Food: Stock up on non-perishable food to have on hand in your home to minimize trips to stores.
For any payments that have already been made, we will be crediting you that time when we reopen.
We will stay in touch and let you know as soon as we can about when we will be back in action.
These are extraordinary times. Together we will get through it.
With the very best wishes,
Diane, CeCe, Claire and David
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is sharing personal care recommendations to help guard against the coronavirus. We hope you find this helpful!
Link to article: https://alzfdn.org/coronavirus-prevention-tips-alzheimers-family-caregivers-alzheimers-foundation-america-afa/
alzfdn.org March 9, 2020 – If you are family caregiver of a person living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia-related illness, preventing the spread of illness is important, particularly as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to make headlines. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) i...
There's nothing better than when our members pick up a brush and create "magic". Take a look at how beautiful these paintings turned out.
Finding fun activities to do at home that aren’t overwhelming for those with dementia can be tough to find. Check this article out for 15 activities to try with your loved one at home.
Link to article: https://www.byyoursidecare.com/blog/memory-care/best-activities-for-alzheimers-patients
byyoursidecare.com Sudoku, sewing, gardening, or something completely different — finding the best activities for Alzheimer’s patients at home is important if a loved one has a memory illness. Having mentally and emotionally appropriate and stimulating activities is crucial for several reasons. Get all the informa...
Does your family have questions about Alzheimer’s caregiving? You’re not alone - check out these frequently asked Q&As about Alzheimer’s caregiving.
Link to article: https://www.brightfocus.org/alzheimers/article/five-questions-families-ask-about-alzheimers-caregiving
brightfocus.org Read answers to five common questions caregivers ask about Alzheimer’s disease caregiving.
We have some very talented individuals at the clubhouse! Make sure to stop in and take a close look at how beautiful these paintings are.
Caregiver burnout is a serious problem that requires critical attention. DailyCaring mentions there are 2 important steps to start recovering from caregiver burnout: Adjusting your mindset and finding time to give yourself time off.
Read the full article here: https://dailycaring.com/two-steps-to-recover-from-caregiver-burnout/
Wondering about the requirements for enrollment into Alice's Clubhouse? Watch this short video to learn more!
A beautiful spring day! We're enjoying the sunshine with our favorite furry friend, Daisy Mae.
Enjoying the sunshine with great company! We're looking forward to the sunny, spring days ahead!
[02/27/20] Enjoyed a very informative Support Group at the Lowco Cafe this morning.....even with 25+ years of experience in Alzheimer's/dementia care I always learn so much from listening to other caregivers. We need to keep supporting one another and moving forward.....together! Please join me the next time. March 26, 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
Haven't heard the story behind the creation of Alice's Clubhouse? Watch David AvRutick, the president of Alice's Clubhouse, share his journey with his mom in this short video.
Alzheimer's disease causes changes in communication skills, so it's important to remember these tips (click below).
caregiver.com Communication is hard for people with Alzheimer’s disease because they have trouble remembering things. They may struggle to find words or forget what they want to say.
What do we do when it's raining out? We make it a little bit brighter in the clubhouse! Take a look at how beautiful these flower arrangements came together!
The Wall Street Journal recently shared an article concerning the link between diet, exercise, and Alzheimer's. See what lifestyle changes they suggest could help improve your cognitive abilities.
What's your favorite way to get your daily dose of exercise? Comment below and click the link to read the full article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-link-between-diet-exercise-and-alzheimers-11572427802
📚Looking for a virtual book club? Check out the many caregiving books on this list and comment below with your favorite 👇
We never miss an opportunity to decorate the clubhouse! Today we're celebrating this special day with all of our lovely members, Happy Valentines Day!
Practice saying “yes,” whenever someone offers to help and many more helpful tips for caregivers from a caregiver.
caregiver.com Have you ever found yourself thrust into a job that you would never have applied for, and for which you didn’t have the background or training? For which you felt you were unsuited in so many ways?
We love including music in our program at Alice's Clubhouse. Did you know that music can shift your mood, manage stress, stimulate positive interactions, and facilitate cognitive function?
Our member/artist is in the process of creating this beautiful Lowcountry scape. We can't wait to see the final product that will hang in our clubhouse!
WE CAN HELP!
As the first dementia-specific medical-model memory care day center in the Lowcountry, we provide unrivaled private care for those affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia. With a staff of highly trained and experienced dementia professionals leading a cutting-edge and stimulating daily program, we also offer deliciously balanced meals, a one-stop facility for many of your care needs, and emotional support for both our members and their families. Our cost-effective membership provides a welcome peace of mind for all.
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