We want you to be confident your loved one is receiving the best care plan possible with Hillcrest Retirement Community’s memory support. Compassion is at the heart of what we do, and our memory care services are developed to fulfill each patient's requirements.

What Is Memory Support?

Memory support or memory care is a type of senior living that gives 24-hour specialized care to seniors with all types of dementia. Numerous assisted living communities and retirement homes have developed unique memory care units for people with Alzheimer's and mixed dementia. These one-of-a-kind units concentrate on lifestyle, memory-enhancing therapies, a secure environment, and more.

Why Is Memory Care Essential?

Memory care supports those with symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia through uniquely trained staff and customized support. This technique helps elders preserve abilities as long as possible while supplying activities that stimulate awareness and enhance their lifestyle.

Advantages of memory support:

  • A protected environment to prevent roaming and lessen risk factors
  • Open layouts to decrease confusion
  • Specially trained staff
  • Supportive dementia treatments
  • Person-centered dementia care
  • Coordinated care with other healthcare suppliers

Signs It May Be Time for Memory Support

If your loved one is having trouble with activities of daily living (ADLs) like dressing, bathing, and using the restroom, then being in an assisted living community is right for them. However, feeling worried about your loved one's security is a perfect benchmark when deciding on memory care. Here are some concerns to think about:

Please contact us if any of these red flags is present:

  • Is your elderly loved one leaving burners or home appliances on after cooking?
  • Is their pet looked after appropriately?
  • Have there been any emergency room visits?
  • Does the senior have unexplained bruises they can't remember getting?
  • Are they wandering and getting lost on routes they often take?
  • Do they have a problem remembering to drink or eat?
  • Are they taking their medication appropriately?
  • Are they struggling to bathe regularly or dress?

Memory Support Versus Assisted Living

Memory care resembles assisted living but provides higher specific care and assistance for those with progressive memory problems.

Memory care communities are designed with their clients in mind:

  • Clearly identified spaces reduce confusion
  • Customized apartments or condos
  • Proper lighting, and decreased background noise to promote a sense of security, and familiarity that helps seniors to feel at home.

Memory care communities are well-equipped with locked outside doors to prevent wandering, a typical habit among dementia and Alzheimer's patients. Residents’ security is a top priority in senior memory support. These neighborhoods may likewise have keypads at entrances and exits to assist staff screen who gets in and leaves the building. Many senior care communities have courtyards and gardens to enable homeowners to spend time outdoors without being at risk.

Features of Memory Support

Memory support communities offer unique therapies and activities that increase relaxation, minimize agitation, and improve the state of mind. These might include; occupational therapy, music treatment, family pet treatment, and art therapy. These therapies help senior citizens deal with cognitive decline, decrease agitation, aggressive behavior, and improve lifestyle.

Dementia is progressive, implying it intensifies with time and leaves elders not able to live separately. As the disease progresses, symptoms become tough to handle, and long-term care is inevitable for your loved one. We comprehend the physical and emotional tension of providing full-time care for a loved one with sophisticated dementia. Memory care supplies a higher level of look after your loved one and much-needed assistance for you.

Memory care provides 24-hour care, specifically qualified staff, memory-enhancing activities, and therapies. Meals and housekeeping are offered as well as help with day-to-day living activities, such as bathing, dressing, and toileting.

Memory Support at Hillcrest Retirement Community

Hillcrest’s specialized memory care residence, Southwoods Lodge, is designed to provide supportive, compassionate care to residents living with cognitive impairments. An intimate neighborhood, every component of our memory care program serves to enhance residents’ self-esteem and minimize the isolation that often accompanies Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Specially trained associates follow individual care plans and implement them in a professional, thoughtful, and caring manner.

The 24 accommodations were created on a residential scale and purposely limited to a small group setting. There are six private and nine semi-private rooms, each with its own bathroom. Residents are encouraged to bring their own familiar furniture and decorations with them. The country kitchen encourages participation in the familiar home activities of preparing and sharing meals. The cozy living room gives family and friends a pleasant place to visit with their loved ones. Two colorful, secured perimeter gardens invite residents to rest, wander and enjoy the temperate climate amid walks, different gardens flowers, grassy spaces and sheltered nooks. All areas are closely monitored to ensure the safety of all residents.

Daily activities are planned while specific events follow major holidays. Our staffing is also scheduled so as to provide continuity and familiar unity for the residents each day.
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY FEE 
  • 24-Hour-A-Day Care Staff
  • All Utilities (Except Telephone)
  • Between-Meal Snacks
  • Enhanced Cable Television
  • Physical & Cognitive Observation
  • Bathing, Hygiene & Dressing
  • Medication Management
  • Scheduled Supervised Activities
  • Weekly Bed & Bath Linen Service
  • Transportation Arrangements For Medical, Dental & Podiatry Appointments
  • Beauty Salon & Barber Shop (Available For An Additional Fee)
  • 24-Hour Security & Emergency Response
  • Three Nutritionally Balanced Daily Meals
  • Daily Housekeeping & Maintenance