When a senior parent or loved one begins to display signs of memory loss that is getting worse, it may be time to consider memory care services. Memory care is a form of residential long-term care uniquely designed to provide specialized support for older adults living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
If you’re starting to research residential care options for an older loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, here are some of the top reasons to choose a memory care community.
Memory loss that results in wandering can pose a danger to older adults with dementia. At The Heritage of Green Hills, our memory care community provides a safe and secure environment with 24/7 staff supervision. Resident rooms are equipped with an emergency call system and doors lock automatically to keep residents safe. In addition, our secure courtyard offers residents a safe place to enjoy the outdoors. Our comfortable and secure living spaces enable us to easily monitor your loved one while promoting their independence.
24/7 Specialized Care
Our caregivers are trained and highly skilled in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We offer families peace of mind with around-the-clock supervision and care, quick response times and proactive safety measures for all our residents. Whether it’s help with getting dressed, managing medications, assistance with dining, support for activities of daily living, onsite rehabilitation and physician services or simply being a trusted companion, staff in our memory care community understand the specific challenges and needs of seniors living with memory loss.
Memory-enhancing Programs and Therapies
At The Heritage of Green Hills, we provide a variety of programs and activities that help positively impact seniors with dementia by offering mental stimulation, boosting mood, encouraging creativity and fostering a feeling of purpose. Our therapies and programs are uniquely designed to improve cognitive abilities and enhance overall well-being.
Some of our memory care programs include:
- Holiday parties and celebrations
- Musical performances and sing-alongs
- Group activities and exercise to promote Activities of Daily Living skills
- Raised gardening beds
- Two sensory rooms
- Aroma and music therapy
- Regular therapy dog visits
- Group projects, such as service to the environment by planting trees
- Secure memory care patio and sensory garden strolling path provide interaction with the natural world
- Monthly memory Care activities calendar
Opportunities to Socialize
At The Heritage of Green Hills, our memory care community offers planned activities to help residents with dementia interact and create meaningful connections. Whether it’s playing a game of cards, watching a movie or participating in a group music therapy session, spending time with other residents and staff members can boost quality of life, including both physical and mental health.
Respite for Families
Lastly, seniors aren’t the only ones who benefit from memory care communities. Being the sole caregiver for someone with memory loss can be daunting and exhausting, especially as the disease progresses. By moving your loved one to a memory care community, like The Heritage of Green Hills, families can rest confidently knowing that their aging parent’s needs are always met in a safe, secure environment. We work hard to keep family members actively involved in their loved one’s care planning, even after the transition to our memory care community.
Experience Memory Care at The Heritage of Green Hills
Transitioning your older loved one into a senior living home can feel challenging. But when you find the right memory care community, you can have peace of mind knowing you have made the best decision for their overall health and quality of life. At The Heritage of Green Hills, we take an individualized approach to memory care. Our staff is committed to keeping your loved one safe and healthy so that they can remain as independent as possible while living a meaningful, joyful life. Contact our team today to schedule a tour of our facility and learn about all our amenities.