Quality Memory Care results in fewer hospital visits, improved appetite, and overall higher quality of life.
At Monarch, our Memory care program and team of experts provide an assortment of specialized activities, programs, and the long-term care needs to care for individuals going through early or late onset memory care related problems.
Many of our facilities offer memory care services for those residents that need the security and familiarity of an environment that caters to their unique needs. The journey for people experiencing memory issues often has many stages. In order to help individuals experience their optimum quality of life, the surroundings and services required vary depending upon their cognitive abilities.
First and foremost, individuals with memory loss need to feel secure and oriented in their living areas. Relaxed, comfortable, and reassuring settings help residents feel well cared for and reduces instances where residents feel uncomfortable or unsafe. This sense of comfort will naturally extend to family members and friends who can focus on spending quality time with their loved one during their visits.
When under our care, your loved one should be completely safe in their living environment. Individuals with dementia may have the tendency to wander or become disoriented if they are left unattended. Our memory care facilities have ample accommodations to ensure residents are always safe. This includes well-constructed living areas, places for residents to explore safely, and highly trained staff to supervise residents.
Those with memory loss need the same medical care as other seniors and often have additional requirements that need to be taken into consideration. For example, memory care communities provide specialized medications and diets, as needed by residents in order to make sure that medication used to treat memory loss is as effective as possible. Experienced and professional staff ensures that each resident receives the correct nutrition and medication support throughout their day.
Daily activities for people experiencing memory loss need to strike the right balance between structure and flexibility, providing them with a sense of familiarity while also challenging their minds in a productive way. This structured approach helps reassure individuals while the right amount of flexibility allows for modifications and individual expression while still providing for a patient’s individual needs.
We believe that high quality memory care facilities need to offer many recreational and social opportunities for residents to enjoy. Because these are structured and assisted activities, they provide the reassurance many memory care residents find both comforting and stimulating. These can include creative outlets such as painting or working with clay, baking or cooking, social hours, and animal-assisted therapy visits.
The specialized attention we provide and the care that every resident receives in our memory care facilities assures that our residents are able to experience the dignity and quality of life that they deserve. Our approach allows residents to thrive at every stage of life and helps make sure that their time spent with us is as enjoyable as possible.