Atlanta Senior & Elderly Memory Care

Brain Bloom: Empowering Minds

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Mind & Spirit

BrainBloom

Empowering Thriving Minds Through Cognitive Fitness

BrainBloom is about empowering minds using evidence-based programming to strengthen the minds of all our Members. It’s a structured program personalized to the needs and desires of our Members.

It ranges from new friends engaging throughout the day to daily exercise to cognitive games to music and religious programming.

It’s based on the foundation of our excellent nursing health care and planned diets.

Brain Bloom

Empowering Minds with BrainBloom:

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Engage

BrainBloom is about Social Engagement. Members meet new friends and build relationships.

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Mind

BrainBloom is about building the Mind. Members learn new skills and ideas. We’re practicing life-long memory skills. A given day might involve engaging long-term memory, analytical, or critical thinking abilities.

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Move

BrainBloom includes daily exercise. We’re dancing and moving, looking to build strength and stamina.

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Spirit

BrainBloom builds joy as we engage the spirit. For some this is about faith engagement for others it’s found in music and the arts.

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How it Works

STEP by STEP Process

We’ll make joining us an easy and joyful experience. Simply follow these steps to start the process.

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Give Us a Call

Or email us, try a web chat, or submit a form inquiry. Finding the right options begins and ends with a personal relationship. A Skylark professional will guide you through the process, help you find a personalized solution for your loved one, and develop a budget for care.

Let’s Get to Know Each Other.

This is a mutual process. You’ll have questions for us, and we’ll have questions for you. We’re going to want to get to know your loved one well. We want to know your care challenges and needs. It’s important that you become confident in us and our expertise.

Customize Services.

It’s time to choose the needed services. Is the Day Center the perfect solution? Perhaps having an aide come to the house on a regular basis will be the answer. Perhaps a combination of both would be better.

Assessments.

We’ll meet with you and your loved one to complete assessments. We’ll develop a care plan that addresses home safety issues, health concerns, interests, and daily needs.

We want to discover your loved one’s interests and personality to ensure a smooth transition when starting Home Care or at the Day Center. The assessments help us identify great strategies for the Home and for the Center.

Complete Enrollment.

Once we develop a plan, our caring professionals will guide you through the enrollment process. As with all health care services, there will be some documents to sign and some information to gather. We’ll determine a start date and ongoing schedules.

Start Services.

The first days are exciting. We’ll confirm first day procedures for arriving at your home or attending the center. We want to make sure the first day is wonderful for you and your loved one.

Ongoing Services

Our mission is to Inspire Freedom, Hope, and Joy in our Seniors and Those Who Love Them. As care partners, we’re here to support you and your loved one. In the ups and downs of caregiving, we’ll be there to help on this journey.

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We approach caregiving a different way.

We believe in creating programs that support the whole person.

FAQ's

What are you doing during COVID-19 Pandemic especially now with Vaccines?

We commit to provide a safe and healthy experience for your loved one. For much of the pandemic, most guidance pointed to isolation of the senior population. Yet, the isolation also brought physical and cognitive decline for many seniors.

At Skylark, we will continue to provide a safe, fun, socially engaging environment for our older adult members.

The new vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson changed our collective experience with COVID-19. Most guidance tells us that is safe for fully vaccinated individuals to be in group settings. We are updating our COVID-19 protocols in response to the effective vaccines and new safety guidance.

We’ve learned a lot about how to be safe throughout the pandemic. As of July 1, 2021, this is what we’ll be doing:

  1. Vaccinations: We have worked hard to get all our Members and Associates vaccinated. We met this goal in May 2021. All new members will need to provide complete COVID-19 vaccination documentation prior to starting at our Skylark centers.
  2. Testing: New members will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending the center. We’ll continue regular testing, but over time we’ll spread out the frequency of testing until it is appropriate to discontinue. Our home care members may also utilize our testing services as desired and recommended.
  3. Visitors and Tours: Throughout the pandemic, we have limited visitors to the reception area and center tours to afterhours times. We will continue this policy for now, but expect to relax these requirements over time.
  4. Keeping the Virus Out: For home care and the adult day centers, we work to keep the virus out by checking temperatures, utilizing screening questions, using appropriate PPE, and limiting visitors.
  5. Masks and Social Distancing: Because of our high rate of vaccination, we are relaxing our mask and social distancing requirements. Masks are optional at the choice of the Member unless required by the nurse.
  6. Synexis Bio-Defense System: We have implemented this system in the center. Synexis helps to automate our infection control program and attacks viruses and bacteria on surfaces and in the air. We will continue to utilize this system after the pandemic as an important component of the infection control program.
What is adult day? What do you for my loved one

Our adult day center is a dynamic environment filled with activities for Seniors.  It’s active and socially engaging.  Our members find fellowship over shared meals.  It’s a structured program for seniors needing a safe place to spend the day.  

It’s led by skilled activities professionals who guide daily programming and by our nursing professionals who attend to health care needs.  All understand the challenges of dementia and personal care and helping with activities of daily living.

Our caregivers find respite during the day and freedom to meet work and other family responsibilities.

How do I know it’s time for adult day? Who is appropriate for Adult Day?

Do any of the following situations sound familiar? 

  • My parents have experienced a significant cognitive and physical decline during the pandemic.
  • My mother has fallen a few times, but still needs to get out of the house safely.
  • Dad’s health or physical problems keep him from enjoying life.
  • Mom’s becoming so isolated. She doesn’t get out much and rarely spends time with her friends.
  • My wife is forgetting things more often.
  • My husband needs extra help to regain abilities he lost because of a stroke.
  • Dad doesn’t seem to be eating right or taking his medications properly.
  • Mom used to be so particular about her appearance. Now she just doesn’t care anymore.
  • My husband spends his days watching TV and napping. Then he doesn’t sleep well at night.
  • We promised we’d always take care of each other, but it’s getting harder and harder.
  • I worry about mother when I’m at work and she is home alone.
  • Caregiving is wearing me out, and I don’t know where to turn for help.

If any of these situations sounds familiar, the Skylark Adult Day Center could be the perfect care solution for you and your family.

What’s special about Skylark? “What do you do to engage my loved one? The company I have now watches my husband watch TV”

Since 2006, we’ve been the Georgian leader in Adult Day.  

Families look for engagement for their loved ones, not just TV.  Engagement is at the core of what we do.  An experience at a Skylark Adult Day Center includes: 

  • Daily exercise
  • Discussion of news and other current events
  • Music and arts programming
  • Excursions to the Botanical Garden, the King Center, parks and many other locations.
  • Fellowship over meals
What are the qualifications of your Associates?

We work hard to build a team of excellent caregivers and associates.  Many are qualified by earned state licenses and certifications; education; or extensive experience.

This begins with the selection process that includes a thorough interview, a negative drug screen, an FBI fingerprint criminal background check, a negative COVID tests and reference checks.

Our associates complete regular training including a thorough orientation, certification in First Aid and CPR, training in Alzheimer’s and other dementia, and an ongoing series of in-service programming.

My loved one has some health care challenges. Can you help?

Many of our members have significant healthcare challenges including mobility challenges, dementia, and diabetes.  Our nursing staff can:

  • Administer medications
  • Assist with personal care needs
  • Monitoring dietary requirements
  • Provide watchful health oversight
  • Train Associates in caregiving excellence

Our associates have extensive experience caring for seniors.  Call us to discuss your individual circumstances.

Are you licensed?

Yes, we are licensed by Health Facilities Regulation Division of the Department of Community Health.  

They provide oversite and help with the resolution of complaints.

As you explore options, ask about licensing.  Many adult day programs in personal care homes and assisted living facilities are not.  Generally, this means that their programs are not designed for the day participant but for the residents of the building.

Does insurance pay for this? How do I pay for it?

Most Members pay privately for the Day Center.  Some families join to provide for the care their parents and loved ones need.

Long-Term Care Insurance:  Most long-term care insurance policies will pay for home and adult day services.  

Veterans:  The Veterans Administration covers contracts directly with Skylark to provide adult day services to qualified Veterans. 

Medicaid: Georgia Medicaid waivers cover adult day and other long-term care services for qualified elderly and disabled persons.  

Medicare and other health insurances do not cover the expense of adult day except for a very limited number of Medicare Advantage plans.

Skylark has been navigating these financial options for years.  We can help explore your options.

My loved one is a Veteran. Is it hard to access Veteran benefits for the VA?

It can be difficult to access Veteran benefits through the VA. The VA Aide and Attendance Pension has a complicated and lengthy application process that can range from 3 to 24 months. Many will even work with an attorney to complete this application.

We have found that accessing the benefit for Adult Day Health is relatively easy. It begins with the Veteran registering for health benefits. This is uniform and straight forward process. The Veteran will also need to be evaluated by VA health care personnel.

Our professionals will coach you through the process. It can move quickly. Give us a call. We’ll help walk you through it.

Do you offer memory care?

Brain health is infused in all that we do.  Skylark has developed our innovative Brain Bloom memory care program noted for its emphasis on: 

  • Engage: Social engagement with new and old friends
  • Spirit: We focus on that which brings joy.
  • Mind: We are learning new things and searching for new experiences.  We practice cognitive skills and exercise our cognitive abilities.
  • Move: We exercise every day.  We walk everywhere.  It’s difficult (though not impossible) to stay seated for very long.

Food: Our meals are designed to nourish our minds and our bodies. We routinely accommodate a variety of special dietary needs.

When are you open?

We have special pandemic hours in our adult day centers.  Our current hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM. 

More questions? How do I get started?

Do you have more questions? Our New Member Services Team has worked with hundreds of families to help them find great solutions for their loved ones. Call us at (404) 410-1510 or email us at nms@SkylarkSeniorCare.com We look forward to a great conversation.

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Service Locations

Cobb
Phone : (770) 462-4962
Johns Creek
Phone : (770) 462-4962
Home Care
Phone : (770) 462-4962