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
With cozy common rooms designed to resemble a private residence and security measures like daily check-in, our seniors can enjoy what we call “sheltered freedom.” Our purpose-built community incorporates special features such as extensive circular paths designed to lead residents to areas of activity, way-finding cues and spaces decorated like home. With secured entries and exits and an enclosed courtyard and garden, we strive to help keep your loved one secure while encouraging freedom of movement to explore.

A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
If you have a family member joining us at Brookdale East Wichita, they will have their choice of private or companion suites. You can rest assured there are no right or wrong answers. Each one will provide your loved one with cozy wall-to-wall carpet, ample closet space and large windows that welcome an abundance of natural light. We understand how challenging it can be to transition your loved one to a memory care community, but we’ve designed everything about our building to make the move as easy and seamless as possible.

Consistent Care Assignments
Our team is here to welcome your family member here with open arms, providing everything from quality care to gentle guidance and assistance with daily activities like bathing, dressing and managing medication. We’re here to help our residents feel comfortable and well-known. That’s why we strive to provide consistent care assignments so that your loved one is cared for by the same Brookdale associates whenever possible. This helps build out a relationship-rich partnership between a resident and their care provider, which in turn promotes familiarity and regularity.

Enriching Activities
You and your family deserve the best. That’s why we’ve spent years developing programs that promote cognitive retention and social interaction without sacrificing fun and laughter. Your loved one will participate in six activities a day through our signature Clare Bridge program, the daily path. They can spend the early hours enjoying light exercise classes and receiving soothing manicures or hand massages. From there, they might join a bingo game or laughter-filled round of cornhole before capping off the evening with a classic movie or big band music.

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Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Brookdale East Wichita offers you or your loved one a secure, reliable environment to thrive. We use a person-centered approach to create feelings of belonging and purpose for our residents while preserving 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 unique needs of early, middle or late stages of Alzheimer's and other dementia.

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Amenities

  • Emergency Alert System
  • Pet Friendly
  • Transportation
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Courtyard and Garden
  • Gardening/Greenhouse
  • Porch
  • Therapy Room
  • Private Dining Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Game Room
  • Wi Fi Access Throughout
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Whirlpool
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Community Kitchen
  • 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.