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. Care team members undergo extensive dementia-specific training when learning how to provide assistance services while preserving the dignity of the elder.
Juniper Springs’ memory care is a comfortable living environment where elders are free to wander and use the memory care neighborhood and secure courtyard. All elders live together and are encouraged to engage with and support one another. This prevents isolation of memory care residents and encourages meaningful interactions. All elders are invited to even lead memory care programming as they are able – giving them a sense of purpose.
Programming includes empathetic communication techniques to maintain self-esteem, and to attend to the basic human needs of each individual. In addition, 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.
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