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
Our purpose-built community incorporates unique features such as extensive circular paths designed to lead residents to areas of activity, way-finding cues and spaces with soothing colors decorated like home. With secured entrances and exits and an enclosed courtyard and garden, we strive to help keep our residents secure so they have a sense of independence with the freedom to explore. 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
Because our community was designed from the ground up to provide comfort, peace and beauty to memory care residents, you can rest easy knowing your loved one will enjoy living in spaces that feel soothing and familiar. We offer several floor plans, so you and your family will have choices when it comes time to select an apartment. And you can rest assured knowing each one is designed to feel and function like a home with large windows that usher in natural light, ample closet space for personal belongings and plush wall-to-wall carpet.

Consistent Care Assignments
Our team will be here day in and day out to not only meet your family member where they are but to walk alongside them and provide encouragement and support to help them flourish and enjoy the wonderful retirement they deserve. We assign the same care partners to your loved one whenever possible to encourage familiarity and relationship-rich care. Our attentive staff handles chores such as laundry and housekeeping while providing support throughout the day, whether during meals, taking medication, bathing or more.

Enriching Activities
The Clare Bridge Daily Path is an evidence-based approach that offers a gentle daily structure of six planned programs. This established routine helps your loved one maintain their abilities, encourages the use of current skills and offers a sense of security and accomplishment. Your family member can participate in engaging activities that offer stimulation and challenge but remain failure-free. Residents also enjoy InTouch virtual travel. InTouch brings the outside world in with an intuitively designed touch-screen computer.

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Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

We are committed to person-centered partnerships. Knowing and being present in relationships with your loved one gives us a solid foundation to anticipate their needs and address any behavioral expressions that may occur due to dementia symptoms. Our care associates are familiar with our residents’ histories, routines and preferences. This helps us support our residents with a sense of stability and comfort that they are well-known where they live throughout the progression of the disease.

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Amenities

  • Emergency Alert System
  • Parking - Surface
  • Library
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Gardening/Greenhouse
  • Walking Paths
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Postal Services
  • 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.