Top Ten Questions About Health Care at RiverWoods

Tuesday, Novemberber 1, 2016

Event- Top Ten Questions About Health Care at RiverWoods on 11-1-2016

Over the last 22 years, we know that people have many questions about how health care works at RiverWoods.

In an homage to David Letterman, we have compiled a “Top 10” list of the most frequently asked questions.

From – ‘What is the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing” to “How do you handle dementia care”, we’ve got the answers in this information-packed session, run by our Health Care leadership.

If you were not able to attended this panel event last year, we invite you to be our guest at this delightful luncheon and free-wheeling question and answer session. This event serves as a wonderful introduction to health care at RiverWoods CCRC and is open to people who are not currently enrolled in our Future Resident Roster program.

Panelists for Health Care event at RiverWoods on 10-21-2015

Free Memory Screening Day

Friday, November 11, 2016

Concerned about memory problems?

event - Friday November 6 -2015 at RiverWoods

As part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) National Memory Screening Program, RiverWoods will offer free, confidential memory screenings on Friday, November 11, 2016 at The Ridge campus here at RiverWoods.

A memory screening is a simple non-invasive test, administered by a qualified RiverWoods healthcare professional. Screenings take under 20 minutes and consist of a series of questions and tasks designed to gauge memory, thinking and language skills.

Call to schedule your free, confidential memory screening and pick up free educational materials about memory concerns, dementia, caregiving and successful aging.

Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Advanced age is the greatest risk factor, with the incidence of the disease doubling every five years between 65 and 95.

The National Memory Screening Program serves as a starting point for discussions about memory concerns and lifestyle changes—diet, managing stress, physical and mental exercise—that may help people age successfully.

Memory problems could be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other medical conditions, including vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems or depression.

A memory screening is a significant first step toward finding out if a person may have a memory problem. A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional.