Striking the balance between assistance and maintaining independence for our aging parents isn’t an easy task but is one that Varenita of West Cobb addresses head-on. The West Cobb senior living community will open in early 2023.
One unique feature at Varenita is assisted-living apartments with washer-dryer combos and cooktops. It’s just one of the many ways that Varenita provides a community where seniors can relax and make the most of their days, while maintaining a level of independence that satisfies each resident.
Varenita’s campus has 57 assisted-living and 24 memory-care apartments. Assisted-living apartments have spacious living areas, 12-foot ceilings, bay windows, a washer and dryer; complete, modern kitchens also are available in select apartments. Each apartment is equipped with an emergency response system and Wi-Fi.
Three attractive living options in one unique community.
The perfect option for independent seniors who want support with daily tasks and personal care. Guided by compassion and clinical expertise, Varenita’s highly trained team members offer residents the gentle, individually focused support they need to flourish while retaining their independence.
Comprehensive, personalized care plans address each resident’s changing needs, wants and personal preferences by offering appropriate levels of daily task assistance, comprehensive medication management, ongoing health and behavior monitoring, and more. Residents are encouraged to participate in an ever-changing mix of vibrant activities and events.
This specialized program is for those with mild cognitive impairment or early memory loss who may not need the full attention or secure environment of a traditional memory program. Transitional-care residents live in the assisted-living community while receiving additional support with daily activities.
Residents are encouraged to engage in challenging and stimulating activities specifically tailored to meet their individual needs and cognitive level. All events are held in a focused, small-group setting that facilitates direct interaction and promotes individual success. This progressive level of care ensures a gradual transition to memory care.
Varenita’s memory-care program, based on the latest research, offers a compassionate approach to care designed for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. This living option combines an engaging, secure memory-care neighborhood with a stimulating, person-centered lifestyle often missing from other cognitive-care programs.
Residents build meaningful connections through a dynamic mix of activities that feature music, dance, art, food, movement and sensory stimulation. Highly engaged team members use
the latest relationship-based care methods and whole-person care plans to create an engaging and compassionate environment full of events and activities.
The Value of Connection
Senior community residents are two to five times more likely than nonresidents to participate in new activities. Unfortunately for many, the world becomes smaller as we age. We see friends less often and stop doing things that bring joy and a sense of purpose, which can have very serious consequences. According to a 2020 study published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, social isolation has been associated with an approximately 50% increased risk of developing dementia.
To combat this, Varenita offers a mix of activities, classes and events that foster engagement, stimulate the mind and provide a rewarding sense of purpose.
• Arts & Crafts
• Daily Gardening
• Group Outings
• Move & Dance
• Animal Activities
• Cooking Classes
• Music & Song
• Live Concerts
• Exercise Classes
• Family Events
• Guest Speakers
The emphasis on connection extends through Varenita’s Keeping Couples Together program. When one spouse is experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia, the other spouse can continue living in the same apartment or one nearby. Spouses have the freedom to visit whenever they wish, dine together and continue participating in activities and events.
Varenita’s chef and culinary team create an ever-changing menu of tasty entrees made with organic, locally sourced ingredients. These include vegetarian, gluten-free and specially designed dishes for residents with specific dietary needs. A registered dietitian is available to help with residents’ nutritional needs.
Three dining venues include a restaurant-style dining room, comfortable bar, and a bistro and lounge. Anytime dining is available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
A simple, straightforward pricing model that includes five levels of care guarantees residents pay only for the services they need. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, which often causes residents to pay for care they don’t need, Varenita has implemented a simple, easy-to-understand pricing model that includes:
• One-time community fee covers admission and apartment preparation.
• Monthly base rental rate includes all meals, housekeeping, maintenance, linen service and much more.
• Monthly care fees vary as the resident’s care needs change.
Ongoing comprehensive resident assessments determine the level of care that each resident requires.