The Desert Peaks Memory Care
Memory care, sometimes referred to as Alzheimer’s care, is typically an assisted living or residential care setting that is designed specifically to care for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Any type of dementia (and there are over 70 known types) requires special care and understanding from the caregiver.
Memory Care settings may provide physical and emotional relief as well as peace of mind for families with a memory-challenged relative. Memory care team members undergo dementia-specific training when learning how to provide assistance services.
Mountain Vistas Neighborhood
Mountain Vistas Neighborhood at Desert Peaks is a more intimate community where residents live as a family unit. Specially-trained care team members are in attendance 24 hours a day. The program is overseen by a Memory Care Coordinator, and the staffing ratios are greater than in a typical assisted living.
Programming includes Validation Therapy to maintain self esteem, and to attend to the basic human needs of each individual. Special attention is paid to nutrition, physical, social, and cognitive stimulation. Our Music Makes Memories program stimulates the limbic brain, and helps each person maintain a sense of self and purpose. Our Tiny Stories project allows us to record the stories we hear each day and capture them in audio recordings. The legacy of each person is maintained. Our goal is to help each individual be the best they can be despite cognitive decline while slowing the progression of impairments.
Our Mountain Vistas Coordinator also provides education and support to families.