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The best memory care programs offer a tailored, personalized level of care.

What Do the Best Memory Care Programs Include?

What Do the Best Memory Care Programs Include?

As we age and our memories fade, it’s the little things that matter most—those fleeting moments in time that we carry with us through every phase of our lives. The best memory care programs come in all shapes and sizes and are structured around this idea—explicitly designed to make every single moment count.

Suppose you’re considering bringing in some level of outside support to help care for a loved one who struggles from age-related memory loss like Alzheimer’s or dementia. In that case, you’re probably concerned about the level of attention they might receive.

Memory care program benefits vary based on a number of factors, but in general, most senior care communities dedicate each day to making life more peaceful and spirited for their residents. They should have well-trained staff that specialize in caring for individuals struggling with cognitive impairment—and a safe, secure facility that promotes health and wellness.

But that’s a relatively broad overview.

Let’s break out the specifics of what you can—and should—expect from the best memory care programs.

Specialized Programming

Memory loss is an incredibly complex, highly specific form of impairment—and it never impacts two individuals in the same way. All scheduled activities should be based on the latest advances in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, engineered to directly engage the senses through music, art, theater, storytelling, gardening, and movement therapies. The physical abilities of each resident will differ in drastic ways, so exercises should be created to deliver the maximum benefit for each unique participant.

Safe & Secure Communities

The best memory care programs for seniors understand that physical and emotional safety is a top priority and strive to cultivate an environment that gives residents the flexibility to exercise their independence without putting anyone at risk.

They should have a secure perimeter with enclosed spaces, top-notch security systems, and emergency protocols in place. In addition, they should ensure they always have enough health professionals on-site to make sure each resident receives the highest possible standard of care.

Personal Care Assistance

The physical activities of daily living (ADLs) are the basic skills required to manage one’s basic physical needs—skills like personal grooming, dressing, oral care, bathing, and eating. Most of us take these skills for granted, going about our days without thinking about the effort it takes to brush our teeth. But for many older adults, these everyday tasks can be difficult to manage. 

The best memory care programs understand this challenge and offer assistance in these areas while ensuring their residents maintain their confidence and dignity.

Cleaning & Laundry Services

Finding ways to make daily chores enjoyable is a challenge for most anyone. They’re monotonous, tedious, and time-consuming. And for many seniors—not just those struggling with memory loss—a seemingly endless to-do list can become overwhelming, particularly as personal mobility and agility become an issue.

Memory Care communities—like The Moments—help relieve the stress of these chores by providing housekeeping services such as weekly cleaning and laundry services, among others.

Counseling & Emotional Support

Watching a family member who has Alzheimer’s, dementia, or any other form of memory loss struggle is a profoundly difficult, deeply personal experience. It comes with its very own set of unique challenges that—over time—can take an incredible toll.

But no one should ever have to shoulder this burden all on their own.

That’s why some facilities offer counseling and emotional support services for the families of residents. It’s a safe space to explore coping strategies, acknowledge challenges and frustrations, and review best practices for helping others in similar situations.

Meals & Nutrition

Mealtime is generally a joyous experience. A time when families gather to talk about their days and connect as a cohesive unit. Unfortunately, for older adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s, this isn’t the case. And convincing aging adults to eat foods that provide proper nutritional value can be particularly challenging. By personalizing the dining experience and providing a variety of meal options that address dietary restrictions, the best memory care programs for seniors help make breakfast, lunch, and dinner an enjoyable time for all involved.

Memory Care at The Moments

Ours is one of the best memory care programs in the country—located in Lakeville, one of the most desirable locations in the Twin Cities area—and we operate during regular daytime hours.

For more information, contact us or schedule a tour at https://themoments.com/.

TAKE A TOUR

Our resident specialist will give you a private tour of The Moments Memory Care Community and answer any questions you may have.

THE MOMENTS
COVID-19
Safety Protocols

Our HVAC system was uniquely designed to deliver six complete air changes per hour which means clean air, safer air, throughout the building. Our resident rooms have individual fresh air and filtration above the windows, both designed to increase safety and sanitation levels.

Our normal protocol includes rigorous daily disinfecting of resident rooms and common areas. During every shift, staff disinfects doors, handrails and other common areas.

Meals have shifted from community gatherings to small group, socially distanced meals that are served in shifts, tables and chairs are sanitized after each seating.

ALL residents and staff are tested bi-weekly, at a minimum and take temperature checks are conducted daily of all residents.

Anybody – staff, caregivers, residents, vendors – who enters The Moments will pass through the ENTRY where Far-UVC lighting will inactivate surface-level viruses and bacteria

Additionally, prior to each
shift staff:

  • Undergo a health
    screening, temperature
    check and contact risk
    evaluation surveys prior
    to entering the building
  • Are required to wear a
    facemask and goggles
    at all times
  • Constantly conducting
    thorough handwashing
    and hand sanitization
    during their shifts

Essential caregivers/visitors
are required to:

 

  • Undergo a health
    screening, temperature
    check and contact risk
    evaluation surveys prior
    to entering the building
  • Wear masks during
    their visit
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