Parkinson’s disease is a long-term disorder of the central nervous system which leads to progressive deterioration of motor function due to loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Primary symptoms include tremor, stiffness, slowness, impaired balance, and later on a shuffling gait. Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease. Like Alzheimer’s, there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease but current treatment plans have shown impressive improvement in symptoms.

Why we call CERTUS a Community and not a Facility

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Each of our communities will be a licensed Assisted Living Facility. At CERTUS, we prefer to call each of our individual facilities a ‘community’. The definition of a facility is space necessary for doing something. We believe our residents deserve more than what is just necessary. It is our mission to provide them with an assisted living community that is home-like, filled with finer amenities for optimal engagement every day, and a wellness plan that cares for the ‘whole-person’. We provide more than what is necessary or expected. This is why we offer Premier Memory Care Living communities. It is the CERTUS difference.

When is it time to look into memory care?

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If a loved one exhibits any of the following symptoms, click to learn more about when you should share your concerns with a physician:

Your family doesn’t have to navigate the fears and uncertainty associated with a diagnosis alone. CERTUS Senior Living specializes in the development and management of premier memory care communities. Contact us to learn more about the complimentary assessment we offer. Simply call (407) 757-7597 or Schedule a Visit. We are here to help.

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CERTUS commits to caring for the person behind the diagnosis. We join our residents on their journey and help them find meaning and purpose in each day. Our unique MAPS™ (Meaning And Purpose = Success) program provides opportunity and direction for residents to experience daily moments of success. The program emphasizes quality living where residents continue to explore all aspects of their lives.

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