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
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. With secured entries and exits and an enclosed courtyard and garden, we strive to help residents remain secure while having the freedom to explore. Our memory care environments feature areas of the community set up for safe engagement in gardening, kitchen work, handyman help, and other tasks that provide purposeful and meaningful moments.
A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
Our community was built from the ground up to meet the very specific needs of those living with dementia. From color-coding to features like circular walking areas, perfect for secure wandering, we help guide our residents through their days lived well. Our residents also have different floor plans to choose from—single, deluxe and companion suites. Each can be decorated to meet individual aesthetic preferences. Once our residents move in their favorite family photos, keepsakes, and mementos, our living spaces feel just like home sweet home before you know it.
Consistent Care Assignments
We want what you want—kind staff who consider your loved one family. That’s why we strive to provide the same care partners to your family member on a regular basis whenever possible to promote familiarity and relationship-rich care. After all, your loved one deserves to experience a full life in a place where they are well known. Our attentive staff handle chores such as laundry and housekeeping. They also offer support throughout the day, whether during meals, taking medication, bathing, dressing or more.
In Clare Bridge, 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 provided engagement that offers stimulation and challenge but remains failure-free. 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.
Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Our memory care program is deeply rooted in a person-centered approach focused on creating feelings of belonging and purpose for your loved one while seeking to preserve their identity and sense of self. We know how challenging 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. This helps our team meet your family member's unique needs of early, middle or late stages of Alzheimer's and dementia.
- Emergency Alert System
- Parking - Surface
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Private Dining Room
- Game Room
- Walking Paths
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Landscaped Grounds
- Fireside Living Room
- Screened Lanai
- 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.