Saturday, October 1, 2016

So What Does Memory Care Offer?

At MorningStar Memory Care at BearCreek, we are an outstanding example of a community constructed to specifically handle the many facets of specialized care for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disease.  So what do memory care communities like Bear Creek offer families searching for solutions for a loved one with Alzheimer’s?


To start with, the best memory care communities are designed to provide residents with a safe and secure space to freely move about in their surroundings.  For example in our community, we have a unique figure-eight floor plan so that wherever a resident chooses to explore they will find their way back to an open area with people and activities.


Another thing memory care provides is to not only meet the daily personal care needs of a resident but also to offer specially trained staff to provide a therapeutic approach to care.  At Bear Creek, our resident-directed approach uses music, dance, art, aromatherapy, and animals as a way to heal and provide comfort for our residents.


In fact A Place for Mom website notes that memory care programs report “a higher quality of life in a number of different areas, including reduced medication and medication side effects; fewer falls, injuries, and hospital visits; increased nutrition and wellness; and greater independence and social interaction.”  They add that seventy-five percent of residents experience an “improvement or maintenance of mental functioning.”


Finally memory care provides the families of those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia peace of mind knowing that their loved one is being cared for in the best possible way.  Furthermore, many memory care communities offer outreach to families.   At Bear Creek we offer an 8-hour dementia care course for free to area families and professionals that follows the dictates of the Alzheimer’s Association.        


MorningStar at Bear Creek is a memory care community that uses progressive methods to palliate symptoms and revive joy.  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve, and is devoted to creating a true home for residents within a serene setting.  Please contact us to schedule a visit to experience firsthand our loving community.

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