Memory Support

Our dedicated care team with specialized training can make a significant difference in our resident's quality of life

Alzheimer's and related dementias can indeed be challenging for both the affected individuals and their loved ones. With dozens of years of experience working with residents with Alzheimer's or related dementias, our dedicated care team with specialized training can make a significant difference in our resident's quality of life.

One method we use in our community is consistent staffing, which is crucial in dementia care as it helps establish trust and familiarity for individuals with cognitive impairments. Having familiar faces around can reduce anxiety and confusion, allowing residents to feel more comfortable in their environment. We also deploy a number of other methods of care that can be beneficial for individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia:

Person-centered care: We tailor care plans to the individual's preferences, needs, and abilities. This approach helps maintain their sense of identity and dignity.

Creating a safe environment: Our Memory Support Unit is secured but also aims to provide a living space that is safe and easy to navigate.

Maintaining a routine: We are all about predictable routines so we can provide structure and reduce anxiety. Consistent schedules for meals, activities, and rest are at the foundation of our day.

Encouraging social engagement: Stimulating social interactions can help maintain cognitive function and emotional well-being. Activities like group discussions, music therapy, or arts and crafts are used regularly.

Validation and empathy: We know that individuals with dementia can be confused and frustrated. That is why we practice active listening and respond with empathy. We like to get to know our residents, not just as they are today but who they are over a lifetime of experiences.

Physical activity: We encourage light exercise or movement tailored to each resident's abilities. Activity can help with physical health and improve mood and cognition.

Nutrition: We offer a balanced and nutritious diet, and accommodate any specific dietary needs.

Caring for caregivers: We are on this journey together.  We are here to support you and provide resources to assist you in coping with the challenges Alzheimer's and related dementias present.

We know that every individual with dementia is unique, and what works well for one person may not be as effective for another. We continuously assess the person's needs and preferences, and adapt the care approach accordingly. We are here to support you and your loved one every step of the way.