If you have a loved one who is struggling with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia, you know how difficult their journey can be. So do we.
No one knows your loved one like you do. So we involve families in customized care plans, and we encourage visitors. Working together, each resident is aided in maintaining a personal daily routine that’s both comforting and uplifting.
As you’d expect from a high-quality memory care provider, safety is paramount. Your loved one will be monitored and can be attended to 24/7.
- Focus on strengths and retaining abilities
- Family involvement
- Demonstrating rather than verbalizing
- Defined direction
- Consistent approach
- Simplification of complex tasks
- Knowledge of life histories
- Moving activities from rigid must-dos to abstract how-abouts
- Use of familiar, real-life materials
- Choice and variety
Amenities Included in the Daily Rate
- Private apartments and showers
- Serene garden with granite water feature
- Memory box for each resident
- Indoor/outdoor walking path
- Three nutritious meals with daily snacks
- 24/7 secure environment
- Aroma therapy
- Whirlpool spa with music
- Certified resident assistants available 24/7
- Housekeeping and flat laundry services
- Wellness monitoring by licensed staff
- Personal care assistance (bathing, dressing, grooming)
- Assistance to and from meals
- Utilities (except telephone)
- Pet therapy
- Intimate household areas for small groups
- Simple visual cueing to navigate neighborhood
- Fireplace in family area
- Medication administration
Available for an Additional Charge
- Additional laundry service
- Personal care items
- Beauty and barber services
- Incontinence products program
Frequently asked questions about Memory Care
At Friendship Village, memory care services are offered in both our assisted living and skilled nursing neighborhoods. If your loved one’s needs change, we’re equipped to enhance the level of care seamlessly. It’s part of our continuum of care that helps us serve residents and their families at the highest level.
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, depression or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas, leading to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.
For more information about our approach to memory care, contact us today.