People often ask us, “What is memory care?” Broadly speaking, it’s a range of support services we provide to meet the varied needs of individuals suffering from memory loss or dementia. At Country Meadows, our memory care program features levels of services and is offered in a variety of settings, including our Personal Care and Assisted Living communities, in supervised and secured neighborhoods.
Residents in our communities who experience mild cognitive losses may be candidates for our Connections Club. This memory care program was designed to alleviate feelings of frustration and anxiety that accompany early-stage memory loss.
The staff in our facilities proactively identify these gradual changes and intervene so our residents can continue to experience success in their current environment. A program manager works with each resident member individually to develop a personalized plan for support. Using this memory care plan, our Connections Club manager acts as a personal coach to help each resident member through the challenges and joys of daily living.
We develop comfortable and enjoyable routines for our Club members. You can learn more about what our memory care is like in A Day In the Life of the Connections Club here.
Monthly family support group meetings are also offered as one of the Connections Club programs.
(This program is not available at our campuses South Hills of Pittsburgh or Forks Township in Easton.)
Seniors with more serious memory loss or who require the structure of a supervised setting or safety of a secured living area benefit greatly from our Connections Neighborhood. In the secured living areas, our Connections Neighborhood is special because it offers secure entrances and exits while including access to an enclosed garden area and walking path.
Residents in the Connections Neighborhood receive all of the memory care programs offered in the Connections Club, but with added support with daily activities, hygiene, continence management and personal care. Residents also receive more extensive therapeutic programming including opportunities for purposeful activities that help reduce anxiety and frustration.
So what is memory care? It takes many forms, but we always tailor it to the individual person’s needs.
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