5 Reasons to Consider Memory CareMay 12, 2017 | Orchard Park
Happy spring everyone! Here at Orchard Park, we've just finished enjoying the Clovis Rodeo and have lots of fun springtime activities planned for our residents. Be sure to check our activities page for updates on what we'll be up to.
In this month's edition of the Orchard Park blog, we've decided to focus on memory care. Memory care is a very important part of our senior care offerings here at Orchard Park, and we take special care to make sure our memory care residents are getting the care and attention they need.
Differences Between Memory Care and Assisted Living
In most assisted living communities, there isn't a unique memory care option. Seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia, and seniors unaffected by memory loss, are in the same program. However, here at Orchard Park Senior Living, we offer a specialized memory care program that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of seniors who are facing progressive memory loss.
5 Benefits of Memory Care for Seniors
By having a separate memory care program, seniors in our memory care program can enjoy:
- More personalized attention
Assisted living or independent living residents may be more independent, while memory care residents usually require more individualized care and attention. Going along with our Tailored Preferences approach, our memory care residents receive the extra support that they need.
- A nurturing social environment
When a senior is facing progressive memory loss as a result of Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, they may start to feel depressed, isolated, and disoriented. However, in memory care they are surrounded by specially trained compassionate caregivers and a community of peers.
- Tailored specially designed activities
Memory care residents have many different opportunities for socializing, which can have a very healing effect. In addition to social activities, memory care residents are offered a host of daily activities. Here at Orchard Park, the kinds of activities we plan for our memory care residents are sensory-activating and soothing, specially designed to ease the symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Some examples of activities that our memory care residents love are:
- Cooking: See our blog about our cooking program!
- Gardening: See our blog about how we have fun in the garden!
- Dancing: See our blog about how we love to boogie!
- & more: For a sampling view our most recent memory care calendar.
- Specially trained staff
Alzheimer's disease is complex and can cause difficulty in terms of effective communication. However, with a memory care option, our staff is specially trained to understand the symptoms associated with memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. Our staff truly cares about each and every resident and goes above and beyond to make them feel special. Just take a look at our most recent WOW! Moments for an example; our feature about the one resident's miraculous recovery was especially inspirational.
- Improved safety and well-being.
When a senior is struggling with memory loss, they may be prone to wandering, getting lost, or depression. However, in a specialized memory care community like Orchard Park near Fresno, CA, our staff gives residents the personalized attention they need, along with providing opportunities to create meaningful social bonds and engage in sensory-activating fun activities. All of this combined helps to improve their safety and well-being.
If you'd like to talk to us further about your senior loved one's needs, feel free to reach out to one of our senior care specialists. We'd be more than happy to discuss our various different lifestyle options with you.
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