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
Your family member will feel right at home amidst our cozy and comfortable common rooms that are designed to resemble a private residence. Whether they are tending to their favorite plants in our enclosed courtyard or enjoying a manicure in the on-campus salon, we’re here to help them live their best life. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing we have secured entrances, and 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
We all want a place to call our own, and the seniors who make their home here are no different. That’s why we provide a choice of private and semi-private studios. The private apartment includes a private bathroom, while the semi-private one includes a shared bathroom with a companion. No matter which one you think is best for your loved one, you can have peace of mind knowing each one offers an abundance of natural light and storage space for your loved one's favorite possessions.
Consistent Care Assignments
We never take lightly the responsibility of caring for our treasured residents. That’s why we assign the same care partners to your loved one whenever possible to promote familiarity and relationship-rich care. Our staff provides dining assistance or help with tasks like bathing, dressing, managing medication and more. This gives your loved one the quality care they deserve.
Surrounded by a bright and cheerful group of residents, your loved one will enjoy participating in various activities each and every day through our signature Clare Bridge daily path program. Designed specifically for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, this program promotes cognitive retention and social interaction without sacrificing the fun and laughter that make life worth living. No matter what the details of the programs may be, you can rest easy knowing each day will present your loved one with chances to experience a life rich in meaning and purpose.
Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
We are committed to person-centered partnerships. In our care model, we build relationships with trust, loving concern and a sense of family. Knowing and being present with your loved one gives us a solid foundation to anticipate their needs at all stages of the disease and address behavioral expressions that may occur due to dementia symptoms. And to create a sense of stability and comfort that they are well-known where they live, our care associates focus on getting to know our residents’ histories, routines and preferences.
- Emergency Alert System
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Private Dining Room
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Walking Paths
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Landscaped Grounds
- Fireside Living Room
- Postal Services
- Keypad Entry
- Personal Solutions
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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.