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
Decorated like home, with an enclosed outdoor courtyard and garden, our community will give your loved one the opportunity to enjoy a secure and familiar environment without feeling restricted or confined. Our apartments, common areas, dining area and outdoor spaces are all built dementia-friendly with way-finding cues and security and ease in mind. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing there is trained staff available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be alerted to an emergency.

A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
If you decide Brookdale Grand Blanc is the place for your family member, your next step is selecting an apartment floor plan. You can choose a studio unit or companion studio unit. Each option comes with a private bathroom and living area and plenty of natural light. We specifically designed our memory care community to reduce confusion and allow each senior the freedom to explore without sacrificing security or peace of mind. Your loved one will feel right at home amidst the warm and inviting surroundings.

Consistent Care Assignments
We offer consistent care assignments so that your loved one is cared for by the same team members whenever possible. This encourages relationship-rich partnerships and familiarity. We also invest in quality training and education to help keep our team up-to-date on the latest dementia care techniques. Because your family member deserves to experience a full life in a place where they are well known. We don’t just hire good people. We hire staff that we would want to care for our family members.

Enriching Activities
With gentle guidance throughout the day, your family member will experience the joys of a full and rich life. Whether enjoying coffee hour with friends, watching their favorite classics in the theater room, or getting some fresh air in the enclosed courtyard and garden, your loved one will connect with other residents and the care team in a comfortable and nurturing environment. Our daily path of engagement helps residents maintain their abilities and provides a sense of security and accomplishment.

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Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Our care programs vary greatly because each resident is different. But regardless of where your family member is on their journey, we meet them right where they are through all stages of the disease, helping them maintain independence and dignity as we guide them gently through their day. Because our community has been specifically designed for those dealing with memory loss, you can rest assured that your loved one is in a secure environment and surrounded by people who care.

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Amenities

  • Emergency Alert System
  • Library
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Courtyard and Garden
  • Wi Fi Access Throughout
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Snack Shop
  • Postal Services
  • 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.