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
A great life deserves a great backdrop, and that’s what you’ll find here. You can 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. Our living quarters and community spaces are built with a safety-first mentality. We offer secured entrances and exits and enclosed outdoor spaces. But we didn’t skimp on the luxury, either. Our residents also get to explore our on-campus beauty parlor, coffee shop, and game or activity room too.

A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
A place that is familiar and comforting—that’s home. Our easy-to-navigate floor plans and extra details, such as soothing wall colors, provide the comforts of home, so residents feel secure and not overwhelmed. We offer both a private floor plan option and a companion suite, and our apartments have plenty of natural window light, and some even have a garden view. We can also help families with suggestions for what to bring and what to expect on move-in day.

Consistent Care Assignments
Our exclusive Personalized Service System allows us to provide customized plans for your family member, and you only pay for the services your loved one needs. In addition, our attentive staff handles chores such as laundry and housekeeping while providing support throughout the day, whether during meals, taking medication, bathing or more. Not only do we carefully select top-notch staff, but we also assign the same care partners to your family member whenever possible to promote familiarity and relationship-rich care.

Enriching Activities
Our daily path of engagement is an evidence-based practice that offers a gentle daily structure of six planned programs. Activities include brain games, music programs, fitness classes like our B-Fit program, walking programs, and dancing. This established routine helps your loved one maintain their abilities, encourages the use of current skills and offers a sense of security and accomplishment.

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Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Our care plans start with prioritizing independence. Brookdale is a pioneer in memory care, and we’ve never stopped perfecting it. We are committed to person-centered partnerships. Our care model builds relationships based on trust, loving concern, and a sense of family. Knowing and being present in relationships with your loved one gives us a solid foundation to better support our residents through all stages of the disease. Our care associates are familiar with our residents’ histories, routines and preferences. This helps to provide our residents with a sense of stability and comfort that they are well-known where they live.

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Amenities

  • Emergency Alert System
  • Parking - Surface
  • Library
  • Coffee Shop
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Courtyard and Garden
  • Gardening/Greenhouse
  • Private Dining Room
  • Walking Paths
  • Wi Fi Access Throughout
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Community Kitchen
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Keypad Entry
  • Ice Cream Parlor
  • 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.