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
Everything about our community was designed from the ground up with memory care seniors in mind. From the interiors that resemble a private residence to the enclosed courtyard that allows residents to exercise independence as they explore in a secure environment, you can be sure we will strive to help them feel comfortable here on campus. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing we have secured exits and trained staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be alerted to an emergency.

A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
Because we all want something a little different in a home, your loved one can choose from a variety of apartments that range in size and shape. No matter which one you decide is right for your family member, you can have peace of mind knowing they are each designed to feel and function like a private residence for optimal comfort, beauty and privacy. Our apartments feature large windows with plenty of natural light, storage and a private bathroom.

Consistent Care Assignments
We understand that it can be challenging to transition your family member to a new community, but you can rest easy knowing our team is here to welcome them in with open arms. We assign the same care partners to your loved one whenever possible to promote regularity and familiarity. And our care team handles chores such as laundry and housekeeping while providing support throughout the day, whether it’s during meals, taking medication, bathing or more.

Enriching Activities
Our friendly care team will walk alongside your loved one as they participate in various activities and programs designed to promote cognitive retention and social interaction. The Clare Bridge Daily Path is an evidence-based practice that offers a gentle daily structure of six planned programs, each designed to offer stimulation and challenge but remain failure-free. But routine doesn’t mean stale. Our calendar changes each month with plenty of fun choices.

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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 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. This helps our staff meet your family member's needs at all stages of the disease.

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Amenities

  • Emergency Alert System
  • Fitness Center
  • Transportation
  • Parking - Surface
  • Library
  • Concierge Service
  • Coffee Shop
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Courtyard and Garden
  • Gardening/Greenhouse
  • Porch
  • Therapy Room
  • Chapel
  • Private Dining Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Game Room
  • Billiards
  • Walking Paths
  • Wi Fi Access Throughout
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Business Centers/Computers
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Snack Shop
  • Community Kitchen
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Community Room (Rental Space)
  • Guest Suite(s)
  • Postal Services
  • 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.