A Person-Centered Approach
Alzheimer’s and Dementia can be challenging for everyone involved, causing you to feel a range of emotions or ask yourself questions like: What’s going to happen to my loved one’s health? But the more you know what to expect and how to prepare, the more it can make the journey feel less daunting.
You also don’t have to go through this alone. If you do feel like you need outside assistance, Seasons Memory Care communities are a wonderful environment ideal for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Your loved one would live in an apartment-like home with premium safety features, surrounded by their peers and nurturing staff members.
Seasons has a stand-alone community or part of an assisted living community, these communities are generally intentional in their design. There may be, for example, enhanced lighting, color coding, visual cues, memory boxes, easy to navigate walking paths and secure indoor and outdoor spaces. A daily calendar of events provides opportunities for engagement in programs that provide exercise, socialization and entertainment.
If your loved one is dealing with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, then you may find yourself taking on a “care giving” type of role. From monitoring their health to keeping them from harm’s way to making sure they maintain a healthy diet — this role may come with new responsibilities that you’ve never shouldered before. Care staff is also available around-the-clock to meet the supportive health care needs of the residents.
Seasons Memory Care program is deeply rooted in a person-centered approach focused on creating feelings of belonging and purpose for each resident, while seeking to preserve their identity and sense of self. We believe that no one should be defined by the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Maintaining identity and a strong sense of self comes from living a life filled with meaning and purpose and contributions — we believe having dementia shouldn’t change that. With gentle guidance and visual reminders, our memory care communities are set up for safe engagement in activities such as gardening, kitchen work, and other projects that provide the opportunity to use meaningful life skills and talents.