Posted: January 18, 2024
As we age, many people may develop memory loss whether it’s Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Like thousands of families you or your loved one may deal with this situation. While there are a plethora of options for providing support, integrated memory care in assisted living communities has become a specialized and important part of the care options available for families.
Integrated memory support is a compassionate and specialized form of care designed to enhance the lives of individuals facing challenges related to dementia. This form of care is not just about managing symptoms; it’s about fostering a sense of connection, engagement, and purpose and providing a nurturing and secure environment.
At Capella Pueblo West Senior Living Community, we understand the unique needs of our residents and the importance of providing personalized, comprehensive care.Integrated memory care within our assisted living framework is not just a service; it’s a commitment to fostering holistic well-being. We take pride in offering integrated memory care as a pivotal component of our assisted living services, fostering an environment that prioritizes the well being of the resident and their family.
Through our innovative Rhythms Dementia Care and engaging Rhythms Life Enrichment Programs, we foster a nurturing environment where people with cognitive impairments can thrive, feel valued, have meaningful personal connections, and maintain their dignity throughout their journey.
Our Rhythms Dementia Care approach focuses on each person’s natural rhythm of life and working with that rhythm to help create a supportive, safe and purposeful environment. Dementia affects more than just the person living with dementia. Families and communities are also affected and we strive to include everyone so that they feel supported and can provide support to others on the dementia journey.
Rhythms Life Enrichment is built on five pillars of wellness intended to build a community where each person is well known and honored. Our Life Enrichment (LE) model is built on five pillars of well-being: social connection, intellectual engagement, purposeful living, physical health and spiritual growth.
No matter what kind of support you choose, seek care that offers some key features such as those listed below in order to ensure you or your loved one is receiving the care they deserve.
One size does not fit all when it comes to memory care. Make sure you have a personalized support plan that caters to the specific needs of your loved one. This ensures that individuals receive the right level of assistance, whether it’s with daily activities or more specialized memory-related challenges.
Memory care is not just about addressing immediate needs but also about enhancing overall cognitive function. Check to see if there is a diverse range of activities that stimulate the mind and foster a sense of purpose and accomplishment.
While memory care is integral, preserving residents independence is also important. Look for approaches that encourage autonomy, allowing individuals to engage in activities they enjoy and maintain a sense of self-determination.
Memory care within assisted living goes beyond individual care plans. It’s about creating a supportive community where residents can form connections with each other, combating isolation and fostering a sense of belonging. Community is a key component and can help combat maladies such as loneliness, isolation and boredom.
Open communication channels are critical to ensure that families are involved in the care journey, providing updates, and participating in decision-making processes. This collaborative approach creates a strong support network for both residents and their loved ones.
Integrated memory support can be a beacon of hope and relief, offering both the individual and their caregivers assistance and reassurance that they are not alone on this journey. It’s a journey that requires understanding, empathy, and unwavering support for those facing the unique challenges of memory-related conditions. Please contact us at Capella Pueblo West Senior Living Community if we can assist you.