What Is Memory Care?
Memory care is a kind of specialized care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Communities typically 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.
Features of a Memory Care Community
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 surrounded by people who encourage them to enjoy life, experience feelings of belonging and purpose, and 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 Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
Our communities feature apartments that feel and function like a private home with bathrooms and plenty of natural light. This helps our residents feel more comfortable and at ease when they move to a community. You’ll also find easy-to-navigate floor plans, areas where seniors can participate in everyday activities, and walls painted in cheerful, soothing colors.
A Secure Setting
To help keep residents safe, many of our communities keep exterior doors secured 24 hours a day, and have doorbells at the entrances and exits to monitor who comes through the building. Many locations also feature enclosed courtyards so residents can explore the outdoors while remaining in the community.
Your loved one deserves to experience a full life in a place where they are well taken care of. We provide services to help do just that. Our staff handles chores such as laundry and housekeeping, while providing support throughout the day, whether it’s during meals, taking medication, bathing, and more.
Because we’re all unique, we believe in providing quality care that caters to each individual resident. Sometimes that means using a different approach for one person than we would for another. It’s all with the goal of getting to know each resident for who they are and incorporating their individual needs and interests into their care plan.
As a resident, your loved one will have a full social calendar that changes regularly. Our residents stay engaged with a gentle daily structure of planned activities to help them maintain their abilities and encourage the use of their current skills. Brain games, dancing, art classes, and music programs are just a few of the ways our residents enjoy their days.
Highly-Trained Care Team
We don’t just hire good people; we invest in quality training and education. Typically, our staff receives initial and ongoing training to help them keep up-to-date on the latest dementia care techniques.