Memory care is specifically designed to cater to residents dealing with Alzheimer’s and other kinds of memory-related conditions. A memory care community provides customized care tailored to the specific needs and stage of memory loss of each resident. Staff members receive specialized training in caring for individuals in all stages of dementia.
An Introduction to Memory Care
Here at The Summit, our nationally recognized SHINE® Memory Care program takes a unique and personalized approach to memory care, utilizing scientific principles to promote comprehension, quality of life, and engagement for aged adults living with memory-related issues. Our memory care communities consist of dedicated and expert team members who excel in the provision of comprehensive and compassionate care. The objective of the program is to assist residents and cultivate a spirit of discovery and exploration.
Services Provided in Memory Care Communities
Some of the services provided include:
- Medical Care
Certified and professional nurses that oversee health concerns and any changes in behavior or memory loss progression.
Residents are encouraged to actively participate in dining, with assistance available on hand. Nutritious gourmet meals are served in a quiet and peaceful setting at fixed timings daily, allowing residents to focus on dining. “Food on the Run” is provided for residents who are frequent wanderers or cannot focus during meals.
- Activities and Programs
Purpose-driven, non-competitive and failure-free activities are provided to encourage socialization and engagement. These activities also cater to the abilities and cognitive levels of every resident.
Convenience is key in memory care communities, which includes amenities and services like laundry and housekeeping. Transportation and personal assistance for medical appointments are all taken care of.
- Safety and Security
All memory care communities regard residents’ safety as the top priority. Precautions taken include 24-hour security, locked gates, emergency features, and specially designed neighborhoods.
Benefits Of Memory Care
Here are some of the benefits your loved one can receive as part of our memory care community.
- Dedicated Team Members
All SHINE® Memory Care team members undergo extensive, specialized training and certification, making them highly qualified to provide exceptional care. Our certified nurses and nurse assistants also undergo education and specialized training in memory care and plan a course of exploration with a focus on the different diverse aspects of life for residents.
- Life Enhancement
Purpose-driven enrichment through both one-on-one and group activities, relaxing quiet moments, and multi-sensory experiences are provided.
- Cultivation Of Friendships and Personal Belonging
Active support and encouraged participation in personal care activities allow residents to maintain their independence and sense of control. Personal activities that interpret how individuals are perceived by the people around them are also promoted. All activities, both leisure and productive, are crafted to provide a sense of self-worth and personal success, and also encourage the forging of friendships.
Embark On Memory Care with The Summit
If you are interested to find out more about memory care at The Summit in Hockessin, DE, contact our dedicated lifestyle counselors who can schedule a tour, discuss the living options we offer, and answer any questions you may have. We can advise you on the best plan of action for your loved one’s or family member’s needs.