Memory Care: the Essential Features of Our Specialized Approach

Many elderly people need more than the basic services of an assisted living facility. They need memory care – a blend of medical care, socializing, and assistance with activities of daily living that aim to slow down the progress of dementia and Alzheimer’s. 

For relatives of elderly people with these conditions, the pain of witnessing their memories fade is tremendous. Every day, they lose a little bit of their personality and rich life experiences. Until doctors come up with an effective treatment to prevent or stop these conditions altogether, memory care is the best choice available.

Our Assisted Living Facility Aims to Improve Quality of Life, Not Just Longevity

We all want to grow old – even reach 100 years, if possible. But we do not envision a time where we lay helplessly in bed, our zest of life gone and our memories fading. And our memory care specialists agree with you. Life is not about existing at a biological level.

For people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, this is the main danger if they do not receive proper care as soon as possible after the first symptoms. At Courtyard Gardens, memory care focuses on offering our residents the best quality of life through:

1. A Good Balance between Independence and Security

Our residents are under careful surveillance for their safety 24/7. But they are not aware of it. They have no restrictions when it comes to enjoying their hobbies or socializing. Our carefully trained staff will intervene only when it is necessary to prevent an accident.

Thus, memory care is a round-the-clock job. This is why you and your family, no matter how dedicated you are, cannot provide this level of care and safety at home. No matter how hard it is for you to make the decision, moving your loved one into an assisted living facility is the best choice for their safety.

2. Individualized Care Plan

Our approach to memory care is: the best medical assistance, focusing on improving brain health, and taking into consideration your loved one’s personality. Some people are aware of their condition and willingly participate in all types of therapies and treatments.

Others are still in denial and need a more careful and sensitive approach. Our multidisciplinary team will assess each new resident and create a personalized care plan, which blends efficient therapies with a compassionate and respectful approach.

3. Consistency in Assigning Staff

Stability and familiarity are cornerstone elements in memory care. Elderly people tend to become fearful and distrustful if their caregivers change too frequently. This will never happen at Courtyard Gardens. 

We are fully staffed and will assign the same persons to the care of each patient. We know how important personal relationships are in this type of care, as trust is essential in therapies aimed at slowing down the advancement of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

4. Involving the Residents in Engaging Activities

Physical and mental activities are extremely important for good quality of life in the golden years. Any activity matters – from solving crossword puzzles to looking after potted plants.

Our memory care specialists create activities that:

  • are proven to be beneficial in dementia care
  • are fit to the resident’s level of fitness and health restrictions
  • are enjoyable for the residents.

During these activities, the residents interact with each other, forming meaningful friendships and finding new reasons to enjoy life.

5. Maintaining a Warm and Familiar Environment

We pay attention to every detail in our memory care facility. From a replica of a 1950s diner (complete with a jukebox) to elderly-friendly furniture and decorations, we try to strive to offer our residents a home. This is so much more than just a safe place to live.

It is a place where the residents have a feeling of familiarity and warmth. In a short time, they will stop pining after their former home. They will return to their daily routines while getting essential care to maintain their cognitive functions.

6. Uncompromising Quality in Everything We Do

We know that you want the best for your loved one: the best care, the best security, the best food, and the best life. And this is exactly what we provide. Every aspect of our resident’s life is managed by experts in:

  • memory care
  • general medicine
  • nutrition
  • fitness and physical activity.

Our promise is this: we give you more quality time with your elderly loved ones and make sure that they enjoy the best days of their life under our care. We know just how precious each day is for elderly persons, and how valuable every lasting memory is for someone suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s.

We encourage you to schedule a tour of our facilities and see the high level of memory care we offer for yourself!