What is Memory Care and How is Care at Danbury Different?

What is Memory Care and How is Care at Danbury Different?

When your loved one has received a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis, they need more specialized care than what a typical assisted living facility is able to provide. Memory care units are designed to meet the needs of individuals in various stages of dementia to more adequately address their emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing.

We all want our loved ones to receive the best, most dignified and respectful care possible, especially in their vulnerable condition. As you search for facilities that have memory care units, look for the following features to ensure your loved one will be well taken care of.

Communities Are Clean, Safe, and Secure

Because dementia and Alzheimer’s patients have a tendency to wander, memory care units, or neighborhoods, should be highly secure, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and safety features to protect your loved one.

All of Danbury’s memory care residents wear a wireless pendant that allows staff to protect residents from wandering out of the unit and to respond quickly if a resident needs help.

Clutter and disorganization can cause confusion and irritability in dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, so it’s especially important for a facility like Danbury to maintain orderliness and cleanliness without the space feeling sterile, like a hospital. Danbury’s residents enjoy the comfort of a luxury, resort-style living environment that is clean and cozy.

State-of-the-Art Care Is a High Priority

Individuals who have dementia or Alzheimer’s require a higher level of specialized care. Memory care units should have… 

  • a regular rotation of visiting and on-call doctors,
  • 24/7 nursing care,
  • medical emergency plans in the event your loved one needs to be seen immediately,
  • levels of care to match the evolving stages of memory loss, 
  • and individualized care plans that treat your loved one like the special, unique person they are.

Danbury’s memory care units ensure there’s a licensed nurse on-site 24 hours a day. We also employ a team of 24-hour on-site care companions and perform regular wellness checks, and our team members are trained in the most advanced therapies to help your loved one experience the highest quality of life.

We believe that family plays a vital role in maintaining a person’s vitality and overall wellbeing, so when we develop an individualized plan of care, we make sure you are involved.

Satisfied and Committed Staff Who Are Knowledgeable about Memory Care

The needs of memory care patients differ from residents in independent or assisted living, so it’s important for our team to be trained and equipped to serve the needs of these special residents. This is important, not just for our registered nurses but also for our care companions and other team members, so that the whole staff is familiar with and skilled at supporting this population.

Routines, regular environments, and familiar faces provide stability and a sense of security for memory loss patients. If there’s a high turnover rate among the staff, that means there’s less stability and fewer trusted faces for your loved one.

Voted one of the best workplaces in Northeast Ohio, Danbury’s team members value their community and are committed to serving the needs of our residents. Our people love to serve and support both each other and our residents, treating each other like family.

Smaller Memory Units Are Better

Studies show that individuals who are cared for in smaller senior living memory care units receive a greater degree of individualized care for a higher quality of life. No one wants to be just a number, especially when you are struggling with a condition like memory loss. 

It’s important that each resident at Danbury feels loved and cared for. The size of our units allow us to maintain an appropriate staff ratio both night and day to adequately meet the needs of our residents.

Dynamic Life Enrichment Programming

For memory care patients to experience the highest quality of life possible, physical activity and social engagement are vital aspects of their care plan.

Danbury’s life enrichment programs are adapted for the needs of our memory care residents to meet the needs of the whole person. From opportunities to get outdoors and experience the serenity and peacefulness of nature (in a secure environment) to games and activities designed to support cognitive health, and more, life enrichment activities encourage your loved one to live their life to the fullest.

Explore Danbury’s Memory Care Services

Your loved one deserves the highest quality of care as they advance in age. We would love to give you a tour of our memory care facility to help you decide if Danbury is right for your loved one. Visit our memory care unit at Danbury Millersburg or find a community near you.

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