When new residents move into our memory care neighborhoods, our dementia-trained care team uses our customized, person-centered SEVEN PETAL PLAN™ for Compassionate Memory Care to deliver our evidence-based model of dementia care created around the unique needs of each resident. It includes a special focus on these seven areas:
Memory Care Focused on What Matters Most
Everyone has a unique and important story to share.
Before each new resident moves in, our team meets with them & their family to complete a Sunflower Life Story that includes specific information about their background and what matters most to them. After moving in, residents create a Memory Box to display objects from their life to help them share their story with others & later to assist them in finding their rooms independently.
Structured daily programming provides comfort & a predictable routine.
Our specially-trained Activities Coordinators who are also Certified Nursing Assistants within our memory care neighborhoods are already well known and recognized by our residents. This allows them to lead programming throughout the day with minimal disruption. Our structured daily schedule alternates stimulating activities with less stimulating activities to ensure resident comfort and reduce stress.
Focusing on individual strengths inspires people to live to the fullest regardless of where they are in their lives.
We focus on resident abilities versus disabilities. From painting to singing to crafting and beyond, fostering the activities that bring joy to the lives of our residents help reduce their fears and give them the strength to move forward more confidently.
Every resident is given the opportunity, if interested, to celebrate their spiritual journey regardless of their faith background or tradition.
We understand that spirituality is important in the lives of many of our residents. From special non-denominational sensory spiritual services held on-site to one-on-one time withlocal pastors, priests, rabbis, and other spiritual leaders, we create opportunities for residents to celebrate their faith journey and the comfort that it can bring.
Our first priority is the safety of each of our memory care residents.
We understand that in order to reduce stress and create a peaceful setting, residents must always feel safe. From the secured neighborhoods that we’ve created, to our strategies for safely handling challenging behaviors brought on by dementia, we’ve developed a comprehensive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of each resident living in our memory care communities.
Daily social interaction, both formal & informal, improves behavioral health and outlook on life.
Through the companion rooms provided in our memory care neighborhoods to group activities & meals in our community dining room, our environment & programming is designed to promote social interactions that have been proven to lead to more positive behavioral health outcomes.
Providing needed psychological and clinical support on a regular basis allows our residents to stay healthier from the inside out.
Our memory care staffing model promotes a higher staff to resident ratio based on need to allow for a more supportive care environment. In addition, both RNs and LPNs join our team of specially-trained Certified Nursing Assistants and Care Attendants to provide daily support.