Personalized, Wellness-Based Memory Care & Support
At American Senior Communities, we have the utmost respect for those with dementia and we understand its impact on those who live with it. We provide person-centered, wellness-based care in our Memory Care neighborhood designed for those in the earlier stages of memory loss.
Memory Care neighborhoods are “communities within communities.” The Memory Care neighborhood provides enhanced safety, specially trained staff, support programs and activities of special benefit to those with cognitive challenges. The neighborhood uses thoughtful designs and environmental cues to increase autonomy as residents navigate through their day.
Everything we do to enrich living is founded on scientific wisdom. We continually stay informed of the latest dementia research and interventions put forth by the most credible and respected researchers, organizations and scientific journals.
Each resident receives the attention and assistance he or she needs with activities of daily living, such as grooming or bathing, and we provide meals, transportation, housekeeping and maintenance.
Poor nutrition often accompanies dementia for a variety of physical or emotional reasons. We often see improvements in a resident’s health and happiness simply because our nutritionists provide consistent, wholesome and good-tasting meals. Yet, we believe dining should be more than an “eat to live” function. It can be an opportunity to really live. “Our Splendid Table” is a rich and social culinary experience that appeals to all senses, not just taste. Served in our dining room exclusively for Memory Care residents, the setting minimizes any self-consciousness due to dexterity or swallowing difficulties.
Family engagement and support is a vital connection for a person with dementia to hold on to. Dementia deeply affects the family, whether it’s stress from serving as caregiver, or the emotional impact of experiencing changes in a relationship with a parent because he or she isn’t the same person today as yesterday. Our support is purposefully designed to embrace the resident’s family and loved ones as well.