June 23, 2023
There are several myths surrounding memory care, the specialized attention for individuals with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. It’s important to debunk these myths to promote a better understanding of memory care by providing accurate information to help families find the right level of care at the right time for their loved ones.
Living in Memory Care Neighborhoods does not take away the independence of those living with dementia. Here at The Madison, we encourage our residents to feel as independent as possible by encouraging them to interact with their environment through life stations, participate as much as possible in their activities of daily living, and engage in purposeful activity tailored to their individual engagement profile.
Our Memory Care Neighborhood strives to create an engaging and person-centered environment. We provide specialized training to our support staff, offer a variety of engagement activities based on our residents’ needs, and truly enjoy interacting with our residents. Our Neighborhood is often the envy of the community because of all the fun activities we have going on!
Memory Care is designed to cater to the needs of individuals with memory loss and cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. While these conditions are commonly associated with older adults, Memory Care is not limited to the elderly. We also accommodate younger individuals who may have early-onset dementia or other forms of cognitive impairment. The primary focus of Memory Care is to provide specialized support and care for individuals with memory challenges, regardless of their age. Our program is specifically designed to address the unique challenges faced by individuals with cognitive impairments and provide appropriate assistance and a safe environment.
While there may initially be a period of adjustment when an individual moves into a Memory Care Neighborhood, residents living with dementia often thrive in this setting. Our Memory Care Support Partners assist residents with establishing a routine, encourage socialization, and provide engagement that is tailored to be a “just right challenge” for that individual, so they can feel accomplished and purposeful. Many times, an individual living with dementia struggling in their prior setting, begins to flourish again in Memory Care and has a better quality of life. We also provide support for the family members of the individual living with dementia since the disease affects them just as much, if not more. We have virtual support groups and dementia education events held regularly to provide resources to those struggling to navigate their way through their loved one’s disease process.
As the Memory Care Director at The Madison Senior Living, I hope this information helps provide a better picture of an Arrow Memory Care Neighborhood. It is important to gather accurate data to dispel myths and make informed decisions regarding memory care for yourself or a loved one. Arrow Senior Living Memory Care Neighborhoods are full of life and joy. They are a place where individuals living with dementia can thrive and feel purposeful. Interested in learning more? We invite you to come see for yourself!
The Madison Senior Living in Kansas City, MO offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located with easy access to a wide variety of attractions and local shopping.
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