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
With secured entries and exits and enclosed walking areas, our residents can experience a sense of independence as we strive to help them explore the outdoor gardening area, courtyard and the rest of their surroundings in a secured environment. Our apartments, common areas, dining area and outdoor spaces are all built dementia-friendly with security and ease in mind. 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
A place that is familiar and comforting—that’s home. Because we specialize in memory care, our cozy single-level community incorporates special features such as way-finding cues and circular pathways to lead to activity areas. While our common areas are designed for socializing, our private apartments offer privacy and their own quiet place for residents. Filled with natural light, our apartments are a place for your loved one to be surrounded by the comfort of their familiar furnishings, treasured family photos and keepsakes.
Consistent Care Assignments
Your loved one deserves to experience a full life in a place where they are well known. That's why we assign the same care partners to your family member whenever possible to promote familiarity and regularity. Our staff provides support throughout the day, whether during meals, taking medication, bathing or more. And we don’t just hire good people; we carefully select staff who are kind and compassionate. Then we invest in quality training and education to help keep our staff up-to-date on the latest dementia care techniques.
Our Clare Bridge Daily Path approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care offers a gentle structure of six programs per day, tailored to maintain your loved one’s abilities and encourage the use of their current skills. These include morning mental workouts with brain games and fitness activities such as dancing, walking, and our B-Fit program. A daily music program, pet therapy, music therapy, games and singing are among other daily path activities that provide our residents with an important sense of purpose, meaning and belonging.
Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
If you’re looking for memory care, Brookdale Cary offers you or your loved one a unique environment to thrive throughout all stages of the disease. We use a person-centered approach to create feelings of belonging and purpose for your loved one while seeking to preserve their identity and sense of self. We know how difficult it can be to trust someone else to care for your loved one. That’s why we spend time learning about our residents’ pasts, their likes and dislikes, and what makes them feel loved and cherished throughout an ordinary day.
- Parking - Surface
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Therapy Room
- Private Dining Room
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Landscaped Grounds
- Woodworking Shop
- Fireside Living Room
- Community Kitchen
- Meeting Rooms
- Screened Lanai
- 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.