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Congratulations to the Provident Village at Creekside Team!

We’re proud to announce that Provident Village at Creekside has received perfect, deficiency-free state survey results from the Georgia Department of Community Health following an inspection by the department’s Healthcare Facility Regulation Division. 

It takes hard work and dedication from every member of our staff and care team to achieve such high status, and we’re inspired by the daily efforts given to ensure our residents experience the fully vibrant life they deserve. 

In addition to adherence to all state regulations, our survey results represent exceptional staff performance and skill, supportive care and service plans, caliber of our community’s common areas,...

Memory Care Summer Safety

Memory Care Summer Safety: Safeguarding Your Loved One from Heat Stress and Sun Stroke

“For many of us, the warm, sunny days of summer conjure up thoughts of family vacations, backyard cookouts and lazy days enjoying the sunshine,” says Elaine AustinExecutive Director of Provident Village at Creekside in Smyrna, GA.However, if you have a loved one requiring memory care as a result of Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia, it is also a time for caution and vigilance.

“Because of the effects of progressive memory loss on a person’s judgment and five basic senses, the hot days of summer can be dangerous and even deadly if proper precautions are not taken, according to our memory care...

Memory Loss and Spirituality

Memory Loss and Spirituality: Why Keeping the Faith Is Important in Memory Care

For many older Americans, religious faith and spiritualty have always played an important role in their lives. And today, memory care researchers are finding growing evidence that faith and spirituality have a valuable therapeutic role for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of progressive memory loss – particularly in the early stages.

Spirituality as a Coping Mechanism for Memory Loss

Elaine AustinExecutive Director of Provident Village at Creekside in Smyrna, GA, says, “We have observed for many years that persons of faith seem to cope with the changes caused...

Preventing Low Vision and Macular Degeneration as You Age

Your Guide to Preventing Low Vision and Macular Degeneration as You Age

Of the five human senses, our vision is often the one we value most. Life abounds with beautiful sights that give us enjoyment and inspiration. Our vision is something to be cherished and protected.

As we age, most of us experience some degree of impaired or reduced vision. In most cases, this can be easily corrected by having an eye examination and being fitted with prescription glasses or contact lenses. In other instances, vision problems can be improved with corrective surgery.

However, senior adults whose vision problems are not correctable are considered to be living with “low vision.” Low vision differs from normally occurring age-related vision changes and is...

When Is the Right Time to Make the Move to Memory Care Assisted Living?

When Is the Right Time to Make the Move to Memory Care Assisted Living?

For at-home caregivers, knowing when it’s time for professional, round-the-clock memory care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can be very difficult. Not only do caregivers have questions about what is best for their loved ones and when, the decision itself can be a highly emotional one.

You may have questions like: “Are we still able to give mom the care she needs here at home?” “Will dad think we are abandoning him?” “How do we know if we’re doing the right thing?” “When is the right time to make a decision?”

Consider What Is Best for Your Loved One and You

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