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 memory care environments feature areas of the community that are set up for safe engagement while encouraging freedom for residents to explore. We incorporate large circular paths designed to lead residents to areas of activity, way-finding cues and spaces decorated like home. Your loved one can enjoy spending sunny days outside in our large enclosed courtyard or meeting up with friends in the game room to work on a puzzle. We also have secured entries and staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be alerted to an emergency.

A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
Surrounded by your favorite things and people who love you—that’s home. We help you make your family member’s apartment familiar and comfortable with space for treasured keepsakes, family photos and favorite furnishings. Our apartments have plenty of natural window light and some even have a garden view. And you and your family have several floor plans to choose from. Plus, Brookdale Niagara is a pet-friendly community because we know it’s not really home without our four-legged family members with us.

Consistent Care Assignments
We support the forming of person-centered partnerships between your loved one and their care providers, to promote familiarity, regularity and relationship-rich care. Because your loved one deserves to experience a full life in a place where they are well known. We do this by providing consistent care assignments so that your family member is cared for by the same Brookdale associates whenever possible. Our attentive staff support residents throughout the day, whether during meals, taking medication, bathing or more.

Enriching Activities
Our daily path of engagement is an evidence-based approach that offers a gentle structure of six planned programs per day. This routine helps your loved one maintain their abilities, encourages the use of their current skills, and offers a sense of security and accomplishment. Residents are offered engagement that provides challenge and stimulation but remains failure-free. Activities include a morning cognitive workout with discussions, brain games and physical fitness and movement classes like our B-Fit program, walking programs, and dancing.

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Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

We help meet the unique needs of residents living with early, middle or late stages of Alzheimer’s and other dementia. Our care associates get to know your loved one’s histories, routines, and preferences to support a person-centered relationship. This helps us create feelings of belonging and purpose for your family member, while seeking to preserve their sense of self and identity. Knowing and being present in relationships with your loved one allows our care providers to lessen behavioral symptoms and anticipate unmet needs.

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Amenities

  • Emergency Alert System
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Transportation
  • Parking - Surface
  • Library
  • Concierge Service
  • Coffee Shop
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Courtyard and Garden
  • Gardening/Greenhouse
  • Porch
  • Chapel
  • Private Dining Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Game Room
  • Walking Paths
  • Wi Fi Access Throughout
  • Putting Green/Outdoor Sports Activities
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Business Centers/Computers
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Community Kitchen
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Community Room (Rental Space)
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Pharmacy
  • Postal Services
  • Keypad Entry
  • Ice Cream Parlor
  • 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.