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
Our community features secured entries and exits and wayfinding cues to help create a comfortable and secure environment for your family member. We also have trained staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be alerted to an emergency. And your loved one can preserve their independence and find purpose with gardening and outdoor exercise in our enclosed outdoor courtyard.
A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
Your loved one can live in a studio apartment or companion suite if they don’t feel comfortable on their own. No matter which floor plan suits their needs, each option is designed to feel and function like a home, with soothing wall colors and plenty of storage and natural window light. Your loved one can bring their favorite furnishings and family photos so their apartment feels familiar and comfortable.
Consistent Care Assignments
From activities of daily living and managing medication to offering gentle guidance and reminders throughout the day, our care team is here to provide the kind of stability and predictability that can help your loved one thrive. Through consistent care assignments whenever possible, our care associates get to know your loved one’s histories, routines and preferences in order to offer more holistic wellness and personal care.
Your family member can express themselves and make meaningful contributions to the community through our Clare Bridge Daily Path. With six planned activities per day, including physical exercise, mental workouts, cooking and music programs, your loved one can find engagement that’s stimulating and challenging but remains failure-free. We also offer InTouch technology programs which enable memory care residents to launch a virtual world of discovery.
Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Our memory care residents live life well, surrounded by individuals who don’t just care for them but know them through authentic, person-centered relationships. With neighbors, familiar faces and care that goes the extra step, your loved one can feel a sense of stability and comfort that they are well-known where they live through all stages of the disease.
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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.