What Our Memory Care Community Can Offer You
Just because someone you love is experiencing memory loss, it doesn't mean that they should have to sacrifice their quality of life. Our residents spend their days in a secure environment, surrounded by familiar people who encourage them to enjoy life, experience feelings of belonging and purpose, and help to maintain their current skills through our daily path of engagement.
Here are just a few of the ways we help the seniors in our memory care programs make the most of this season of their lives:
A Secure Setting
We haven’t skimped on the comfort factor. Using color-coded way-finding cues, along with special features like pathways specifically designed to lead residents to group activity areas, our staff and community design gently guide our residents through their days. With secured entries and exits, our residents can enjoy a sense of independence as we strive to help them securely explore their surroundings. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing there is trained staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be alerted to an emergency.
A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
Surrounded by your favorite things and people who care about you—that’s home. Each square inch of our community is designed and decorated to maximize that right-at-home feeling, ensuring that comfort serves as the backdrop for the great life here. Our apartments have plenty of natural window light, and some even have a garden view. Your loved one will also have a private bathroom and plenty of storage. We can help you make your loved one’s apartment familiar and comfortable with a move-in guide and a suggested list of what to bring.
Consistent Care Assignments
Your loved one deserves to experience a full life in a place where they are well known. We provide services to do just that. Our staff handles chores such as laundry and housekeeping while providing support throughout the day, whether during meals, taking medication, bathing or more. We are also committed to the consistent assignment of the same associates to your loved one whenever possible. These assignments help to encourage familiarity and relationship-rich care.
With dementia, even small moments can have a big purpose. The Clare Bridge Daily Path is an evidence-based practice that offers a gentle daily structure of six planned programs. This routine helps our residents maintain their abilities, encourages the use of their current skills and offers a sense of security and accomplishment. Your loved one will be able to participate in engaging activities that offer stimulation and challenge but remain failure-free. Such activities include morning mental workouts, reminiscing, B-Fit exercise programs and dancing.
Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Our memory care program is deeply rooted in a person-centered approach. But it's more than just a care approach. Your family member will also benefit from our specialized environment and trained staff to support them at all stages of the disease. More simply, we meet them where they are. We are committed to building partnerships based on trust, loving concern and an understanding of family.
- Emergency Alert System
- Parking - Surface
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Walking Paths
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Landscaped Grounds
- Fireside Living Room
- Community Kitchen
- Meeting Rooms
- Postal Services
- Keypad Entry
- Personal Solutions
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Assisted living communities are designed for seniors who are relatively independent, but they need some assistance with daily tasks, like bathing, dressing and managing medication. Assisted living is ideal for those who are looking to make the most of their retirement by living closer to other people in the same stage of life, while getting access to quality care, great onsite amenities, and interesting activities happening at the community.
Memory care communities are specifically designed for seniors living with Alzheimer's or dementia. They feature safe and secure environments where staff can closely monitor the health of the residents. You'll also find programs, activities, and events that are designed to help memory care residents work on their cognitive abilities, while also getting to enjoy passions and hobbies. Staff typically are specially trained to provide the quality care needed for seniors with memory loss.
Memory care features can vary from location to location. Sometimes they are stand-alone communities, and sometimes they are part of a larger community with more levels of care. They often include safety features like emergency alert systems, enclosed courtyards and keypad entry; personalized programming; easy-to-navigate features like color-coded hallways and spacious hallways; and accommodations for seniors in both the early and late stages of dementia.
As much as we wish there was a cure for Alzheimer’s, the best thing a memory care community can do is provide opportunities for your loved one to maintain or experience improvement in their current skills. Research has shown that living in a community can reduce the amount of medication a resident needs, increase their overall health and wellness with proper nutrition and exercise, and provide increased social interaction that leads to lower levels of depression and isolation.
The cost of memory care depends on several different factors, including location, floor plan and how much care your loved one needs. The good news is that our residents only pay for the services they actually need.
This is one of those tricky questions that only you can answer. It’s important to do your research before coming to a final decision. But we can tell you that as the disease progresses, the amount of time, energy and resources required to provide quality care will increase. This often creates more stress for the caregiver and could compromise the otherwise high quality of life your loved one could enjoy in a memory care community.
Our communities incorporate several features to help keep your loved one safe, like including emergency alert systems in each apartment. The majority of our communities also have enclosed outdoor courtyards so residents can explore in a secure environment.
Many caregivers think that a private suite is always the better option for their loved one, but research has shown the value of companionship for seniors living with Alzheimer's or dementia. Sharing an apartment with a roommate can sometimes give residents a greater sense of purpose and lead to deep and lasting friendships. Companion suites can also be more budget-friendly!
Most memory care communities provide educational materials and outreach for families exploring senior living options, but you still need to do your research. Consider what specific items are on your wish list, taking into consideration your loved one’s individual needs and any activities, treatments or accommodations that you believe is important. For more information on finding the right memory care community, visit our Find the Right Memory Care Community page.