WHAT IS MEMORY CARE?
Long-term Memory Care communities are uniquely dedicated to serving those with memory impairments, including Alzheimer’s and dementia. Within these specialized communities, residents live in private or semi-private suites and receive personal care from associates trained to support those in cognitive decline. Furthermore, residents engage in structured activities intended to assist those with memory loss. Activities include set routines tailored to the individual resident’s needs and preferences.
WHAT IS MEMORY CARE VS ASSISTED LIVING?
Similar to Assisted Living, Memory Care provides residents help with daily tasks. These could include dressing, eating, bathing, walking, and social activities. However, team members in these specialized, long-term care communities receive training on Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication. For this reason, The Village Program® offers a unique approach to the relationships between caregivers and residents in our specialized Memory Care neighborhoods. Through a person-centered approach, team members meet each resident within their reality for happier outcomes and more successful days.
WILL PROGRAMMING ACTIVITIES HELP MY LOVED ONE STAY ENGAGED?
The Village Program® offers personalized programming that engages residents in activities that reflect on past accomplishments and who they were in the early years, rejoice in the successes experienced each moment, and renew their spirits every day. To that end, a relaxed, yet consistent, structure of activities throughout the day offers opportunities for enrichment and engagement designed to retain residents’ cognitive function. The Village Program achieves an enriching lifestyle through structure, familiarity, and a sense of accomplishment, providing a sense of purpose and belonging.
IS A LONG-TERM CARE COMMUNITY SAFE FOR MY LOVED ONE?
Living alone, whether in a single-family home or in a senior Independent Living apartment, can be dangerous for someone with dementia, especially as the disease progresses. Whereas the intimate Memory Care setting provides residents an extra level of security with safety features built into the community’s design and 24-hour caregiver oversight. The specialized setting of a memory care community can help bring peace of mind to you and your loved one.
HOW DO I BEGIN THE CONVERSATION WITH MY LOVED ONE?
The challenges presented by memory loss can be difficult to navigate, but we are here to remind you that you are not alone in handling potentially difficult discussions. Engaging in open, honest dialogue from the beginning sets the stage for a positive journey, and we can help every step of the way.
Visit our communities page to find a community near you that offers memory care through The Village Program®.