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
From personalized living quarter entryways to secured entries and exits to a sunroom and enclosed outdoor courtyard, perfect for secure wandering, our community helps gently steer your family member through their days lived well. We also have trained staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And an emergency call system can be used to alert a staff member if your loved one has an emergent need.

A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
When your loved one is here, they shouldn’t have to sacrifice that warm and comforting feeling of the familiar. With wide corners, soothing wall colors, carefully-considered flooring and just a single story, Brookdale Troy is designed to provide your loved one with ease and peace of mind. They’ll love the quiet and inviting atmosphere of this welcoming community, and it won’t take long for it to feel like home.

Consistent Care Assignments
We have trained staff specialized in providing the kind of stability and predictability that helps seniors with dementia thrive. Through consistent care assignments whenever possible, our care associates provide relationship-rich care for your loved one built on trust, loving concern and a sense of family. Knowing your loved one and listening to their voices and choices helps us anticipate unmet needs and lessen behavioral symptoms.

Enriching Activities
Your loved one will receive a gentle daily structure of programs tailored to preserve their abilities, encourage the use of their current skills and help them maintain their quality of life for as long as possible. They’ll enjoy challenging and stimulating activities that remain failure-free. Such activities may include reminiscing, sing-alongs, gardening, fitness classes and outings.

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Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Our memory care program is rooted in a person-centered approach. Techniques that work for one resident may not work for your family member. That’s why we work tirelessly to create an environment where residents can feel comfortable, secure and treasured as the unique individuals they are through daily engagement and activities that honor their past and present skills and interests.

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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.