Memory Care Assisted Living
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As memory loss progresses, being home alone can create potentially unsafe situations, such as forgetting to turn off the oven, getting disoriented during a walk outdoors, or missing scheduled medication times.
If you're questioning your loved one's safety at home, it may be time to consider a memory care assisted living community. This program provides specialized, compassionate care for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
There’s more to life than a diagnosis
Memory care assisted living combines the services of assisted living with the safety and recognizes the need to provide specialized care that promotes memory support to individuals who are living with irreversible dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Residents are encouraged to do as much as they can on their own, with assistance from staff as needed.
For example, your loved one may need reminders to take medications or eat but may not always need physical help doing those things. Or they might need assistance with daily tasks, like getting dressed.
Our staff is specially trained to offer encouragement and guidance to help your loved one in the most supportive, loving ways possible.
Equally important as physical needs, staff members help residents engage in meaningful activities that promote their social, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
You probably have many questions as you search for the best environment for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other related dementia.Contact us for more information
What is Memory Care Assisted Living?
Memory care assisted living is more than a secure building. It combines the services of assisted living with the safety and special programming of memory care. It ensures your loved one gets help when it's needed but can still make his or her own choices — all in an environment uniquely designed to support people living with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias.
The Good Samaritan Society's memory care assisted living communities are modern and designed to feel like home and also designed to nurture and support our residents' unique needs.
Memory care assisted living communities contain key elements that engage residents through the five senses, connect them with fond memories and provide details to help with recognition:
Life skills stations are shared spaces within households that help residents recall favorite interests or daily activities. Life skills stations might include props like utensils in a kitchen or a tape measure at a "handyman" station that residents can interact with.
A sensory room provides a calming and soothing setting for residents with objects like soft blankets and pillows or scented hand lotions.
Environmental cues, such as a bowl of fruit, can drive "wayfinding," which helps a person recognize and navigate their surroundings.
A sensory courtyard is a contained outdoor space where residents can take in fresh air, watch a bird splash in a birdbath, or taste fresh fruits and vegetables.
Common areas provide opportunities for residents to interact with others.Find a location near you
Walking, not wandering
Well-designed pathways are another subtle yet important design element in memory care assisted living, because six in 10 people with dementia will wander. A walking path in a contained sensory courtyard can help residents explore the outdoors as they move from touching plants in one area to sitting on benches in another.
Inside, life skills stations and common areas are positioned so a resident's wandering turns into walking. Modifying wandering behavior into walking can help each resident stay physically active.
Assisted living memory care helps residents gain a sense of purpose through familiar activities and gives them a chance to pursue their passions. It's more than just living through a diagnosis. It's about getting the most out of life.
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