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:

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A Secure Setting
Here, you’ll 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. And with our secured exits and entries and enclosed courtyard, your family member will enjoy sheltered freedom as we strive to help keep them secure while exploring their surroundings. Our memory care environments also feature areas of the community that are set up for safe engagement in gardening, kitchen work, handyman help like a woodworking station, and other household and normal daily tasks.

A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
A place that is familiar and comforting—that’s home. Our apartments have plenty of natural window light, and some even have a garden view. You and your family can choose from several floor plan options, including a private studio suite or a companion studio apartment, and each apartment has a private bathroom. We can help you make your loved one’s apartments familiar and comfortable with a move-in guide and a suggested list of what to bring. Best of all, we’re a pet-friendly community. After all, pets are family, too.

Consistent Care Assignments
Person-centered partnerships help us listen to your loved one as we problem-solve behavioral expressions that may arise. Knowing and being present in relationships with your loved one gives our care team a strong foundation to anticipate unmet needs and lessen behavioral symptoms. That's why we strive to provide the same associates to your family member on a regular basis whenever possible to encourage familiarity and relationship-rich care. Best of all, we help our care team stay up-to-date on the latest dementia care techniques with recurring training.

Enriching Activities
We go above and beyond just planning activities for your loved one. The Clare Bridge Daily Path offers a gentle structure of six planned programs per day, which strives to maintain our residents' abilities and encourage the use of their current skills. Residents are offered engagement that provides stimulation and challenge but remains failure-free. These activities include a morning cognitive workout with discussions, brain-stimulating games and physical activity with a variety of opportunities like our B-Fit program, walking programs, and dancing.

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Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Surrounded by a dedicated care team, your loved one will experience a truly rich and full life here at Brookdale Austintown. With gentle guidance throughout the day, they will enjoy personalized care from people who take the time to get to know them, learning their family history, personal preferences, likes and dislikes. With our custom programs for each stage of dementia, your loved one will not only be in good hands, but they will also have the opportunity to engage in meaningful relationships with a sense of belonging and connection.

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Amenities

  • Emergency Alert System
  • Pet Friendly
  • Transportation
  • Library
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Courtyard and Garden
  • Gardening/Greenhouse
  • Porch
  • Private Dining Room
  • Wi Fi Access Throughout
  • Whirlpool
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Pharmacy
  • Keypad Entry
  • Piano
  • Personal Solutions

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Common Questions About Memory Care

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.