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What is Memory Care?
Memory care is a special kind of care provided to those with varying degrees of dementia or Alzheimer’s. It involves creating a structured environment that has set schedules and routines in place to create a stress-free lifestyle, safety features to ensure the health of a senior, and programs designed to cultivate cognitive skills.
We understand your concerns for your loved one’s safety and well-being, and we understand the weight of the responsibility of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Let us help you and your loved one with our compassionate, specialized care.
Brookdale offers programs and safe environments for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. We believe no matter where an individual is on life’s journey, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and to enjoy meaningful experiences every day.
Our communities also have safety features in place such as an emergency response system, alarmed doors so seniors can’t wander out of the community, and a handicap accessible environment. Memory care buildings have specifically designed common areas that allow seniors to enjoy their hobbies while still being in a secure environment. For instance, many of our communities have outdoor enclosed courtyards with raised gardening beds. Seniors are able to go on walks or tend to flowers without wandering off or getting lost.
One of the best features about Brookdale memory care communities is the staff who passionately serve seniors daily and help make the environment a caring, loving and supportive place. We carefully select all of our staff and train them on how to properly care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. They are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you can feel confident that your loved one can get help if they need it.
Providing Top Notch Care and Resources to Seniors
Memory care residents have access to a great variety of services that cater to almost every need. All of our residents receive three meals a day, housekeeping and laundry services, scheduled transportation services, expertly designed activities, escort assistance, medication support and much more.
The goal of our memory care communities is to increase quality of life, encourage a senior’s current skills and help them feel a sense of purpose and meaning. We work toward that goal every single day, with every single one of our residents. And we utilize top-of-the-line programs and resources to make the goal possible.
At Brookdale, we embrace the Clare Bridge concept, a program that was created over 25 years ago and has continued to evolve by using the latest research and proven experience to deliver a high caliber of dementia care. The program is deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, and it incorporates different components that tackle some of the challenges facing seniors with dementia. One such component is the Clare Bridge Dining Program. Seniors with dementia can struggle with the dining experience — finding it difficult to use utensils or uncertain about the food they are about to eat. Our program address these concerns to help our residents master the dining experience.
Today, Brookdale is one of the leading providers in Alzheimer’s care in the United States — a direct result of the first-rate resources, care and environment that we offer our residents.
Join Our Memory Care Family Today
Want to discover more about the benefits of memory care? Give us a call today and we can schedule a time for you to visit a community to see memory care in action.