Many seniors forget a word or misplace their keys as they grow older. But Alzheimer’s disease is more than that. Alzheimer’s is a slow, gradual disease that actually destroys brain cells, leading to impaired memory, thinking,speech and behavior.
Although there is no clinically proven cure or method of treatment, you can ensure that your loved one receives ongoing care in a comfortable and compassionate environmentthat emphasizes positive life experiences.
The Home of the Good Sheperd Memory Care Residence is designed forseniors with mild or more advanced Alzheimer’s or other memory disorders. Our goal isto help celebrate the unique life of each of our sixteen residents in specially designed surroundings that are comforting, secure, and inviting… with no admission or application fees required.
Alzheimer’s affects the entire family, not just the individual. As a result, we hold monthly family council and care plan meetings, to assist families with the many pragmatic and emotional issues that arise during a time of evolving change and transition.
Your loved one with memory impairment is often scared and confused. A genuine smile, a quick hug, a special kindness can help reassure him or her and make your loved one feel connected. At The Home of the Good Sheperd Memory Care Residence, we offer a high staffto- resident ratio. Our RN Case Manager and LPNs are available around the clock, along with resident aides who are trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Our program emphasizes communication skills, safety concerns, and managing behavioral challenges and activities of daily living, combined with a large dose of compassion.
We strive to create active involvement among our residents to help them stay mentally alert and slow memory loss. Pleasurable activities and memory enhancement programs include a wide array of events: movement to music and sing alongs, chair yoga, ice cream socials, bingo and other active games, gardening, book club, coffee klatches, movies with popcorn, art therapy, sentimental reflections, and a lot more.