Because there are different stages of dementia, we have different stages of memory support. At Country Meadows, we understand the progression of dementia and how it affects individuals differently. We focus on the person, not the diagnosis to promote an engaging, quality lifestyle at any stage of memory loss. That’s why we offer tiered care through our Connections Memory Support Services to address and support residents’ specific needs. And that’s why we’re unique.
We’ve designed our services to provide the appropriate care a resident needs for that particular stage to hopefully delay the progression, where possible. Plus, we believe we shouldn’t treat symptoms a resident doesn’t have nor should residents pay for services they don’t need at this time.
Our Connections Club is a program designed specifically for individuals experiencing the early effects of memory loss. This concept offers residents the benefits of memory support in a general setting within personal care. Residents meet daily in a small social group with a specially-trained coordinator who helps residents plan their daily activities and navigate their way through prompts and reminders. (this tier is not available at our Forks of Easton or Lancaster campuses)
Those with more progressive memory loss thrive in our Supervised Connections Neighborhood. With its own specialized, dedicated team of caregivers and resource managers, this program provides a wide variety of engagement designed for residents with similar cognitive abilities in a self-sufficient yet safe neighborhood. (this tier is offered at our Bethlehem, Mechanicsburg and South Hills of Pittsburgh campuses)
If and when a specialized structure on an ongoing basis is necessary, residents are supported in our Secured Connections Neighborhood. Individuals receive more extensive therapeutic, comprehensive care in a self-contained living area with secure entrances, exits and outside gardens.
To learn more about the Connections program, follow the links below or request more information.