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
You and your loved one can have peace of mind knowing we have trained staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have an emergency call system that can alert a staff member if your loved one has an emergent need. Plus, our community allows for “sheltered freedom,” with an enclosed outdoor courtyard where your loved one can securely explore their surroundings and preserve their independence.
A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
Our team is here to help alleviate any unnecessary stress or confusion so your loved one can spend less time worrying and more time savoring their new home. Your family can personalize your loved one’s apartment with their favorite family photos, keepsakes and decor for maximum comfort and familiarity. And our community is designed with soothing wall colors and easy-to-navigate hallways and common areas with wayfinding cues to help our residents confidently move through the community.
Consistent Care Assignments
Your loved one can have authentic relationships with their caregivers and feel well-known through our commitment to consistent care assignments whenever possible. Person-centered partnerships, knowing your family member and listening to their voices and choices enable our specially-trained team to problem-solve behavioral expressions that may arise due to dementia symptoms.
Part of our memory care program involves a structured set of programs that challenge and stimulate your loved one but remain failure-free. Our care associates gently guide your family member through at least six activities each day, including morning mental workouts, physical fitness classes, music programs, gardening, hand massages, yoga and ice cream socials. Each activity is carefully designed to tap into your loved one’s current skills and support meaningful experiences.
Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Our team takes the time to get to know each and every memory care resident in the community, offering gentle guidance and reminders throughout the day as they encourage your family member to maintain as much independence as possible. While the activities of the day vary, your loved one will regularly experience moments of joy, success and a deep sense of belonging within our caring community. Whether our signature Clare Bridge program for mid to late stages of dementia or our Solace program for the advanced stages of dementia, we have purposeful programs to meet your loved one’s needs.
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