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 community was built specifically for residents who need added care and attention, so their security comes first. With enclosed walking areas, our residents living with dementia or other cognitive challenges can explore their surroundings in a secured environment. We also have secured entrances and exits, and individual apartments are specially adapted to fit seniors needing memory care. You and your family can find comfort in knowing staff remains available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be alerted to an emergency.

A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
Memory care residents thrive in an environment that feels comfortable and familiar, so we made sure our community features peaceful surroundings and a cozy setting to recreate the kind of home life they’ve come to enjoy. Our easy-to-navigate floor plans and extra details, such as soothing wall colors and floor patterns and rooms with plenty of natural light, were designed with your loved one in mind. Private apartments offer privacy and a quiet place where your family member will be surrounded by their family photos, familiar furnishings and treasured keepsakes.

Consistent Care Assignments
With the language losses that come with dementia, it can be hard for your loved one to express distress in conventional ways. Our staff is committed to resolving and often preventing these expressions using non-pharmacological, proactive, person-centered approaches. That's why we assign the same care partners to your loved one whenever possible to promote familiarity and regularity. Because your family member deserves to experience a full life in a place where they are well known. Our attentive staff also provide support throughout the day, whether during meals, taking medication, bathing or more.

Enriching Activities
Staying engaged and active is important to any of us, but particularly so in serving those with memory loss. Our engaging and meaningful activities help your loved one maintain their abilities while encouraging the use of their current skills. Our morning mental workout, for example, invites residents to gather in small groups to reminisce and happily remember earlier times. Crafts, gardening and musical activities also bolster their creative and life skills while gently helping to stimulate memory and feel a sense of satisfaction.

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Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our memory care program is focused on creating feelings of purpose and belonging for your family member while seeking to preserve their identity and sense of self. We are committed to building partnerships and relationships based on trust, loving concern, understanding and a sense of family. More simply, we meet your loved one where they are, through all stages of the disease.

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Amenities

  • Emergency Alert System
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking - Surface
  • Library
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Porch
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Game Room
  • Billiards
  • Walking Paths
  • Wi Fi Access Throughout
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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.