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
Memory care residents do best in a familiar and comfortable environment, so Brookdale Brookfield features peaceful surroundings and a cozy setting to recreate the kind of home life they enjoy. Our easy-to-navigate floor plans and soothing wall colors are in place so residents feel comfortable and not overwhelmed. And with staff available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to be alerted to an emergency, and enclosed walking areas, our residents remain secure while having complete freedom of movement throughout our entire community, including the outside patio.
A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
While our common areas are designed for socializing, our private apartments offer privacy and a quiet place. You can choose the apartment that will best suit your loved one’s particular needs. Filled with natural light, our apartments are a place for our residents to be surrounded by the comfort of their own familiar furnishings, family photos and treasured keepsakes. We’re very pet friendly, so if your loved one has a cherished four-legged friend, we look forward to welcoming them both into our community.
Consistent Care Assignments
We hire kind and compassionate care staff that we would want to have for our own family members. And, whenever possible, we assign the same care partners to your family member to promote regularity and familiarity. This allows us to provide an atmosphere where your loved one can experience a full life in a place where they are well known. Our attentive staff handles chores such as laundry and housekeeping while providing support throughout the day, whether during meals, taking medication, bathing or more.
With gentle guidance, we help your loved one flourish in activities such as gardening, kitchen work and other projects that provide the opportunity to continue to use the life skills and talents they’ve always had — even when their dementia is advanced. Our memory care program is an evidence-based approach that offers a gentle structure of planned activities each day. Residents are provided engagement that offers stimulation and challenge but remains failure-free.
Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
We strive to give our residents a sense of comfort and stability that they are well known where they live. Our care associates are familiar with your family member’s histories, preferences, and routines to help support a person-centered relationship. This relationship means our care programs can vary significantly among residents and level of dementia. But one thing never changes. We meet your loved one right where they are, helping them live their best life with independence, dignity, and courage.
- Pet Friendly
- Parking - Surface
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Private Dining Room
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Landscaped Grounds
- Fireside Living Room
- Community Room (Rental Space)
- Keypad Entry
- Personal Solutions
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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.