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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
Secured entrances and exits help support our memory care residents while still promoting independence and movement. Our purpose-built spaces include secured outdoor spaces and enclosed courtyards that help encourage freedom through secure exploring with access to nature paths, gardening, outdoor exercise, sensory experiences and more. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing 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
Our community includes dementia-friendly features and helpful way-finding cues, like color coding and circular paths that lead to activity areas, to help our residents navigate our community. Our apartment homes have plenty of natural window light and a private bathroom, and some even have a garden view. Companion suites are also available. We can also help your family make your loved one’s apartment familiar and comfortable with a move-in guide and a suggested list of what to bring.

Consistent Care Assignments
Knowing and being present with your loved one gives us a solid foundation to anticipate their needs and address behavioral expressions that may occur due to dementia symptoms. And our consistent care assignments, whenever possible, help provide your loved one with the same care partners to encourage familiarity and foster relationships built on trust. Our attentive staff provides support throughout the day, whether during meals, taking medication, bathing or more.

Enriching Activities
Our strengths-based programming provides our residents with a sense of purpose, meaning and belonging. Through a gentle structure of six programs per day, activities help residents maintain their abilities and encourage the use of their current skills, even with advanced expressions of the disease. These include morning workouts with brain games, discussions, and fitness activities such as dancing, walking, and our B-Fit fitness program. Music is also an important part of life here at Brookdale Greenwood Village with dancing and karaoke.

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Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Our care associates are familiar with our residents’ histories, routines, and preferences to help support a person-centered relationship. This gives your loved one a sense of stability and comfort that they are well-known where they live. In addition, our care programs are tailored to each individual. That means we meet your family members right where they are, helping them live their best lives with independence, dignity, and courage.

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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.