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By John Kitts, CityScoop Staff Writer

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Emeritus at Atherton Court in Fremont, CA is a unique assisted living facility in a few ways.  For one, they specialize in dementia and Alzheimer’s care.  But what first might jumps out at me is their location and convenience. 

Located in a residential area of Fremont, CA, Emeritus at Atherton Court has a quieter feel.  The beautiful landscaping surrounding the facility helps to encourage the feeling calm of tranquility.  But, it’s not in the boon docks either, nor boring.  It’s conveniently located close to freeway 880 as well as Washington Mutual, US Bank, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.  For shopping you’ll find Target, Wal-Mart, Long Drugs, Office Max, Walgreen’s and Borders near by.  Also very important to have nearby is a hospital.  There are a few hospitals located within short driving distance including Washington Hospital, Kaiser Permanente and a nursing home rehabilitation facility if ever needed.

And it’s fun. They have a great activities program that aims to make sure that your loved one experiences their favorite things in life every day. 

The location is great, the activities are essential, and it’s nice to have all the facilities close to home, but what separates Emeritus at Atherton Court from other assisted living or retirement home facilities is their specialization with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care.  It takes a special kind of staff to adequately love and care for elderly with memory loss diseases. 

What really jumped out and grabbed my attention was their unique approach to helping people LIVE with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  Residents and families.  They have a very unique approach that they call, “Join Their Journey.”  The idea of “Join Their Journey” is to create an environment for those with memory loss conditions, (dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, etc), that’s familiar to them and in which they can continue to live life to the fullest.  

Emeritus at Atherton Court creates specially designed “memory care neighborhoods.”  In each memory care neighborhood, a different setting is designed around the resident’s needs and familiarities, memories, hobbies, recreation, activities and more. 

“Within this environment, our highly trained staff joins residents in their moment, rather than trying to bring them into our reality.”

The other part of “Join Their Journey” is getting to know the family and helping the family to better understand their loved one’s condition.  Part of being able to create a comfortable and familiar environment is getting to know the families or the residents and where they come from, the things they liked, etc.  

Also part of living with memory loss is helping the family to live with it as well.  Emeritus at Atherton Court offers support groups and education programs to help the family better understand what their loved one is going through, and in turn, be able to better help their loved ones, and themselves.

Great people.  Great location.  Great approach. 

Emeritus at Atherton Court is a CityScoop local expert.  They publish free information about assisted living facilities and their differences with a focus on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  You can visit their CityScoop website by clicking the link below:

Assisted Living Retirement Home In Fremont, CA