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 we have secured entrances and exits and trained staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be alerted to an emergency. Our memory care environments feature enclosed outdoor spaces, as well as 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. Life skills activities provide a sense of purpose, meaning and belonging as residents complete tasks related to everyday life.
A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
Surrounded by your favorite things and people who care about you – that’s home. Our apartments have plenty of natural window light and some even have a garden view. And you and your family can choose either a private studio or a companion studio apartment. We're also here to help our families make our residents’ apartments familiar and comfortable with a move-in guide and a suggested list of what to bring. And best of all, Brookdale Dublin is a pet-friendly community because we know it’s not really home without our four-legged family members with us.
Consistent Care Assignments
We don’t take our responsibility of caring for your loved one lightly here at Brookdale Dublin. That’s why we invest in quality training and education to help keep our team up-to-date on the latest dementia care techniques. We assign the same care partners to your family member whenever possible to encourage familiarity and regularity. This gives your loved one the quality care they deserve and allows you to enjoy peace of mind knowing we strive to help keep them secure and comfortable in a community that cares about them for the wonderful individual they are.
The Clare Bridge Daily Path is an evidence-based approach that offers a gentle daily structure of six planned programs, our routine that helps our residents maintain their abilities, encourages the use of their current skills and offers a sense of security and accomplishment. Your loved one will be able to participate in engaging activities that offer stimulation and challenge but remain failure-free. Activities include a morning cognitive workout with discussions, brain games and physical fitness and movement classes like our B-Fit program, walking programs, and dancing.
Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
We are committed to person-centered partnerships. In our care model, we build relationships with trust, loving concern and a sense of family. Knowing and being present with your loved one gives us a solid foundation to anticipate their needs at all stages of the disease and address behavioral expressions that may occur due to dementia symptoms. And to create a sense of stability and comfort that they are well-known where they live, our care associates focus on getting to know our residents’ histories, routines and preferences. Having an atmosphere that feels like home comes from relationship-rich care, consistent care partner assignments whenever possible and dedication to caring for our residents like they are family.
- Pet Friendly
- Parking - Surface
- Concierge Service
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Walking Paths
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Landscaped Grounds
- Woodworking Shop
- Fireside Living Room
- Community Kitchen
- Computer/Internet Access
- Postal Services
- Keypad Entry
- Personal Solutions
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Sat - Sun: 8:30am - 5:30pm CST
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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.