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HOW CAN MEMORY CARE HELP?
If someone you love is living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia such as Lewy body or vascular dementia, a move to a memory care community can provide your loved one with a safe, structured environment that features set routines designed to lower stress and confusion.
Our specially designed Memory Care neighborhood helps residents (and their families) feel secure, knowing they are in a completely safe space and always surrounded by caring hands.
At Residences at Wellpoint, our Memory Care employees assist residents with personal care tasks, just like the staff at our Assisted Living community. But our dementia care team is also specially trained to deal with the unique issues that often arise as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Our care staff helps with meals, they check in with residents more frequently, and they create Memory Care activities designed to improve cognitive function and engage residents whether they are in the earliest stages of dementia or the latest. They also provide extra structure and support to help residents more successfully navigate their days and enjoy a better quality of life – while their families enjoy peace of mind.
Our Memory Care Assisted Living community is a comforting, uplifting environment incorporating safety and supportive cues throughout, even in the beautifully landscaped, completely secure enclosed courtyard.
MEMORY CARE FLOOR PLANS
For a 360-Degree view of our apartment floor plans, please click on the 3D floor plans above.
OUR RESIDENTS FLOURISHSM
Our comprehensive Memory Care program emphasizes our core belief that people living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and related memory loss can enjoy meaningful, fulfilling lives, so we provide them with everything they need to flourish.
EXCLUSIVE FLOURISHSM MEMORY CARE
Residences at Wellpoint brings high-quality Memory Care Assisted Living to Huntsville, AL. Featuring our exclusive FlourishSM Memory Care Program, residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are empowered to live as purposefully, independently, and happily as possible for as long as possible.
Our unique – and proven – Memory Care programming promotes enriching, engaging living by emphasizing individual abilities, strengths, passions, and joys.
FLOURISHSM MEMORY CARE PROGRAMMING
Our goal for residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias inspired the name of our Memory Care Program. FlourishSM Memory Care is rooted in the belief – and supported by leading-edge research – that people living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss can grow and flourish regardless of where they may be on their journeys.
Flourish programming addresses our memory residents’ unique needs and provides them with support, loving care and personalized dementia care programming that honors who they are and where they are in their journeys. Quite simply, we provide them with everything they need to ensure they flourish.
PLANNING EACH DAY
Our one-of-a-kind approach brings an experience for our Memory Care residents like no other. The simplicity of our programming is what makes it understandable for our residents, our families and our staff. FlourishSM uses these five pillars to plan days that create an engaging, consistent and supportive environment for our residents.
VELOCITY – A consistent offering of traditional activities that appeal to the seven core areas of programming. Velocity is our daily activities programming that sets the speed and direction for our residents’ days.
OSHIBORI EXPERIENCE – A daily routine activity that provides a consistent reminder for meal times while providing aroma therapy.
GRAB-AND-GO NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVITIES – Impromptu activities specialized to smaller groups and individual needs.
S.T.A.R. – Specific Therapeutic Assisted Recreation is a family-oriented program that allows our families to bring in personal, reminiscent-type items to share with their family members.
REST AND RESTORATION – A care-staff-led intervention program that provides stimulation and redirection with four sensory components, including: audio, video, engagement and comfort interventions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEMORY CARE
What is memory care?
Memory Care residences provide housing and 24-hour person-centered, specialized care for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Memory Care communities offer a safe, specially designed environment for residents with a focus on improving quality of life, reducing confusion, and preventing wandering.
Memory Care communities feature residential spaces that cater to the specific needs of people living with dementia. Residents’ safety is a priority. Memory Care offers a secure environment with locked exterior doors so that no one may leave or enter unnoticed. Many communities feature enclosed gardens or courtyards to allow residents to safely spend time outdoors.
In addition to a secure environment, services and features that make Memory Care communities different from Assisted Living or other types of senior care lifestyles include 24-hour care, specially trained staff, and memory-enhancing programming and therapies.
What to expect from a memory care facility?
Memory Care at Residences at Wellpoint includes:
- Experienced staff, trained in dementia care
- Staff availability and assistance 24/7
- High staff-to-resident ratio
- Assistance with bathroom activities, dressing, grooming and medication
- Specialized Memory Care programs for every stage of Alzheimer’s and memory loss
- Three meals per day and unlimited snacks
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- Safe, secure indoor and outdoor spaces to encourage socialization
- Creative engagement programming
How do you transition a loved one into a memory care community?
Moving is never easy. For people with dementia, changing the routine and moving into a new or unfamiliar environment can be especially stressful – for both your loved one and you. If you’re helping someone with dementia move into a Memory Care community, there are ways to make the transition easier and as comfortable as possible.
- Make sure you have a solid moving plan in place
- Share your loved one’s information with their new community
- Follow routines as much as possible on move-in day
- Add familiar touches to your loved one’s new space
It might take time for your loved one to get used to the new living arrangement. Be patient. Visit often, and encourage friends and family members to do the same. Extra care and attention can help make the new place feel like home.
Leaving your loved one in a Memory Care community will be difficult for you – both on the day of the move and in the weeks and months that follow. Feelings of grief, loss, relief and guilt are normal. Make sure you have someone to support you on moving day – and after.
When you visit your loved one, share good memories. Plan an activity, such as looking at photos or taking a walk if the weather permits. Even a routine chore like folding laundry together can spark memories and feelings of comfort and contentment.
How is Memory Care different from Assisted Living?
Memory care provides an enhanced level of assisted living designed specifically for those living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia such as Lewy body,
Frontotemporal or vascular. This includes care teams specially trained in supporting those living with memory loss, dining that accommodates changing abilities and appetites, and activities programming that encourages connection, engagement and a sense of belonging.
How do I know if my loved one needs Memory Care?
There are many stages along the Alzheimer’s and dementia journey. Sometimes it’s hard to know whether the behaviors and memory gaps they are seeing are normal signs of aging or indicative of something more concerning. If you have concerns, it’s important to consult with a health care provider. Watch for changes in behavior including excessive defensiveness or anger, loss of interest in things they typically enjoy, decreased attention to housework and personal care, issues with money management and bills, challenges with managing medication, and increased confusion and distraction.
What levels of dementia does memory care include?
It is important to ask this question when choosing a memory care community because not all communities offer care across the spectrum of memory loss. At Residences at Wellpoint, we provide care from the earliest stages to the latest.
How much does memory care cost?
At Wellpoint, our memory care cost includes 24-hour care, a specialized staff, memory-enhancing activities and therapies, and a beautiful, secure environment. Included in the monthly rent: three meals per day plus snacks any time, housekeeping, and help with assistance of activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and toileting.
Contact us to learn more about FlourishSM Memory Care.