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
Easy-to-navigate common areas and soothing wall colors help create a comforting home for our residents. It’s all designed to give you or your loved one as many ways as possible to build a life full of living without sacrificing the security that our valued residents require. Our residents enjoy sheltered freedom as we strive to help them explore their surroundings in secured environments. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing entrances and exits are monitored, and 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
From our carefully designed apartments and community rooms to our comfortable patio, where our residents get to enjoy some fresh air on Michigan’s warm, summer nights, our community is built to help seniors living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s, live their best life. From picking a floor plan to moving in your favorite family photos and keepsakes, Brookdale Farmington Hills North gives you and your loved one options to make your apartment feel like home.
Consistent Care Assignments
We carefully select staff we would trust to care for our own families. And we assign the same care associates to your loved one whenever possible to promote familiarity and regularity. Memory care starts with security, as our caring, trained staff strive to foster a comfortable environment for our residents to live their best life. They also help with things like dressing, bathing, dining, and managing medications. We can even help your family coordinate with outside healthcare providers.
The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides residents with a structured yet fun routine of activities like discussions for mental workouts and dancing for physical exercise to help maintain their abilities and provide a sense of security and accomplishment. Your loved one will be able to participate in engaging activities that provide stimulation and challenge but remain failure-free. Our attentive staff also helps residents flourish in activities such as gardening, kitchen work and other projects that provide the opportunity to use meaningful life skills and talents.
Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
If you’re looking for memory care, Brookdale Farmington Hills North can help. 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. This helps our team meet your family member's unique needs of early, middle or late stages of Alzheimer's and other dementia.
- Emergency Alert System
- Pet Friendly
- Parking - Surface
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Landscaped Grounds
- Fireside Living Room
- Community Room (Rental Space)
- 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.