By Emma Lavengood,
Here at Samaritas Senior Living, memory care is more than just a room. Memory Care is a program, a way of life.
It's more than just assistant living.
Here at Samaritas Senior Living, memory care is more than just a room. Memory Care is a program, a way of life. We train our staff to care for residents with cognitive issues and how to help them with daily living tasks. We implement certain activities geared specifically to residents with memory loss. The purpose of the activities are to enhance their physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual aspects of life.
Just because it's 'secured' doesn't mean it's lonely.
A high need for security is essential in our memory care program. Residents living with memory loss need the extra protection because they tend to wander more than our other residents. Just because the doors are locked, doesn’t mean it’s lonely. Wellness programs keep resident busy and entertained while staying socially and intellectually stimulated. You also can find comfortable living spaces and home-like touches within the locked doors.
Loved ones will be at peace.
Memory care eliminates worry and anxiety for family members who may have taken care of the resident on top of their own daily tasks. A peace of mind occurs knowing your loved one is in a safe place. Our professional staff is not only there for the resident, but also to act as support to the family members. Don’t be afraid to share your ideas or resources with our staff, or lean on them for support.
Memory care centers improve the quality of life.
Communities with memory care programs have reported a higher quality of life in a numerous areas, including reduced medication and medication side effects; fewer falls, injuries, and hospital visits; increased nutrition and wellness; and greater independence and social interaction.
Research is very important when choosing memory care.
It’s important to do your research to make sure you are choosing the right fit for the individual. Before you make your final decision, consider your loved one’s individual needs, as well as features and treatments available at the community, their policies, their security and safety, what on-site staffing is available and whether you and your loved one have an overall positive impression of the place.
To see what Samaritas Senior Living has to offer, please visit www.samaritas.org/seniors/memory-care or call (616) 452-5900 for our Grand Rapids Memory Care center or (231) 775-0101 for our Cadillac Memory Care center.