Category Archives: Memory Care

Family Appreciation

Posted by Cedars on March 20, 2020

My husband and I can’t thank you enough for what you are doing at the Cedars in Austin.  We were always impressed with your outstanding work at the Cedars. My mom loves the place and ALL of the workers.  You have an outstanding staff.  



Thanks again and God Bless all of you.



Lynda and Jim Ruzek

Daughter and son-in-law of Genevieve Moeykens

Posted in : About Us /Assisted Living /Dining at The Cedars /Memory Care /Senior Activities /Senior Living /Uncategorized

Cedars COVID-19 Statement

Posted by Cedars on March 18, 2020

March 17, 2020


We have implemented a number of procedures and taken action to keep our residents and staff safe in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


            This includes restricting access to our community to staff, residents and essential medical vendors and visitors.  All residents, staff, vendors and visitors are screened prior to being permitted to enter. 


            We are still accepting new admissions, but they must be screened prior to move in and special move-in procedures will apply. 


Enhanced infection control and disinfection policies and procedures are in place.  Staff are also receiving additional training and supervision. We have also modified our congregate dining and activity programming.


We continue to monitor guidance and information provided by CDC, MDH, industry leaders and other governmental organizations, and will be making changes as determined necessary moving forward.


We are providing extra support to our staff during this challenging time and are committed to responding to any questions or concerns our residents and their loved ones may have.  As always, our priority remains keeping our residents and staff safe and providing exceptional care and service.


Thank you,


Lisa Nelson \ Cedars of Austin

Director of Sales and Marketing

Posted in : About Us /Assisted Living /Dining at The Cedars /Memory Care /Senior Activities /Senior Living /Uncategorized

Cedars Senior Health fair

Posted by Cedars on October 22, 2019

      Cedars Senior Health Fair

Date: October 30th

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Please join us with over 12 Vendors

Complimentary Health Check wit RN

Activities How to? with computers




Posted in : About Us /Assisted Living /Dining at The Cedars /Memory Care /Senior Activities /Senior Living /Uncategorized

Behavioral Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by Cedars on May 21, 2016

A Major problem with major change,

To date, finding ways to treat the behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease has been a challenge. But emerging research is showing progress.

Some areas Jeffrey L Cummings, MD, ScD has published,

  • Calming Agitation
  • Addressing Psychosis
  • Overcoming Apathy
  • Managing Depression
  • Cognition-Enhancing Agents with Behavioral Benefit

It is important to keep in mind that a clinician’s decision to use a psychotropic agent is based on a careful consideration of the potential benefit and potential harm to the individual.

Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, is Director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Camille and Larry Ruvo Chair for Brain Health. Dr. Cummings’ research and leadership in the field of Alzheimer’s disease have been recognized with many awards, including the Henderson Award of the American Geriatrics Society, the Research Award of the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, and the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award of the national Alzheimer’s Association. In 2010 he was honored by the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry with their Distinguished Scientist Award.

Dr. Cummings is the author of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), the most commonly used tool for characterizing behavioral disturbances in dementia syndromes and for measuring the effect of therapies on neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Dr. Cummings is an experienced clinical trialist with expertise in clinical trial design and analysis, global trial implementation, and trial outcome measures. He has published over 600 articles and 35 books on Alzheimer’s disease and related topics

Posted in : Memory Care

Project Lifesaver

Posted by Cedars on May 19, 2016

Project Lifesaver,

The project lifesaver program is specifically designed to protect special needs populations who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering, including life threatening those with Alzheimer’s and their cognitive conditions.

To learn more about Project Lifesaver;

or call: 1/772/446/1271

Posted in : Memory Care

Senior Safety ~ Fall Prevention and Monitoring

Posted by Cedars on April 13, 2016

Senior Safety!

Senior safety is of great importance. Fall  prevention is critical to Senior Safety. Patient’s suffering from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or any form of dementia are often unaware of their own symptoms, and caregivers must take special precautions to keep them safe.

Look at Senior Monitors;

  • Bed
  • Chair
  • mat alarms

Wandering devices;

  • Both inside and outside are necessary
  • Murals
  • Fire rated door murals
  • Emergency information wristbands
  • Using simple stop signs

As a caregiver of someone with dementia, you may find them to all of the sudden be irritable with no apparent reason, BUT there is a reason. They may have fallen and broke a bone and are unable to communicate this to you.

You can find many home items at the Alzheimer’s


Posted in : Memory Care /Senior Living