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
Here, you’ll have peace of mind knowing we have secured exits and trained staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be alerted to an emergency. Your loved one can enjoy the peaceful settings and home-like environments that feel like places they may have loved throughout their life. Our interiors spaces are scaled and decorated to resemble a private home for familiarity and comfort. Our enclosed courtyard gives your family member sheltered freedom as we strive to help keep them secure while exploring their surroundings.

A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
A place that is familiar and comforting—that’s home. Our purpose-built community incorporates special features, such as easy-to-navigate floor plans, soothing wall colors, large circular paths designed to lead residents to areas of activity and way-finding cues so they feel comfortable and not overwhelmed. Designed to feel and function like a home, each of our private residences includes cozy wall-to-wall carpet, natural light and a private bathroom so your family member can enjoy as much independence and freedom as possible.

Consistent Care Assignments
One of the greatest things about Brookdale Leawood State Line is the sense of camaraderie and loyalty between residents and staff members. We assign the same care partners to your loved one whenever possible to help build out a relationship-rich partnership between your family member and their care provider. Our care team is available to provide support and guidance for your loved one's needs as they transition to life here on campus. Our staff also handles chores such as laundry and housekeeping.

Enriching Activities
Just because your family member has transitioned into a memory care community doesn’t mean they should settle for a dull and monotonous life. Just like any other senior, they deserve to experience a rich and meaningful existence, complete with quality care and programs that promote joy and holistic wellness. One of our programs is our Clare Bridge Daily Path, an evidence-based practice that offers a gentle daily structure of six planned programs. This established routine helps your loved one maintain their abilities and offers a sense of security and accomplishment.

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Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Surrounded by a dedicated care team, your loved one will experience a truly rich and full life here at Brookdale Leawood State Line. With gentle guidance throughout the day, they will enjoy personalized care from people who take the time to get to know them, learning their family history, personal preferences, likes and dislikes. With our custom programs for early, middle and late stages of Alzheimer's and other dementia, your loved one will not only be in good hands, but they will also have the opportunity to engage in meaningful relationships with a sense of belonging and connection.

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Amenities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Transportation
  • Parking - Surface
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Courtyard and Garden
  • Gardening/Greenhouse
  • Porch
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Game Room
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Community Kitchen
  • 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.