If you’re considering memory care for a loved one, you may be overwhelmed with the choices, and nervous about making the right decision. You want to ensure your loved one is happy and well cared for.
Memory care is a type of long-term senior living care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. According to Consumer Affairs, 71% of residents in long-term care have memory impairments. Memory care communities like Notre Dame Health Care’s Harmony Memory Care are designed to provide residents with physical, social, cognitive, and emotional support in a safe environment. In addition, memory care staff are specially trained and educated to work with individuals suffering from all forms of dementia. You can rest assured that your loved one will be well taken care of and treated with respect by a team of experts in memory care.
Wondering what you’re loved one will experience in a memory care community? Let’s take a look at what a day in the life of a memory care resident is like.
Residents wake up in a calming and soothing environment and are welcome to start their day whenever they like. Memory care staff are available to help residents who need assistance with bathing, dressing, taking medication, and eating.
More independent residents can get dressed and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the dining room, outdoor patio, or in the comfort of their room. Residents can sign up for a group fitness class, relax in one of the sitting areas, or take a morning walk along beautiful, secure courtyard gardens.
Your loved one can start the afternoon enjoying a carefree lunch in the dining room with other residents. Afternoons can be spent enjoying:
- Group activities
- One-on-one activities
- Sensory activities designed for people with memory care issues
- Aroma therapy and music therapy
- Sensory stimulation programs
- Community outings
Evenings are for winding down to a delicious dinner with other residents. Memory care communities have great food in specially designed dining rooms with colors and patterns that are perfect for memory care residents. After dinner, residents can socialize, spend quiet time in a sitting area, engage in an evening activity or class, or turn in early for a good night’s sleep in their apartment.
Although choosing a memory care community for a loved one is stressful, there are many high-quality communities committed to ensuring your loved one is happy and well-taken care of. To schedule a tour and learn more about Notre Dame du Lac’s assisted living and specialized memory care, contact us today.
About Notre Dame Health Care
Notre Dame Health Care (NDHC) offers a range of post-acute programs and services to the community, including an Assisted Living Residence; Adult & Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care; Post-Acute Recuperation; Short-Term Rehabilitation; Skilled Nursing and traditional Long Term Care; Specialized Memory Care; and an educational resource center which serves our employees and community. We embrace the individuality, spirituality, and wholeness of each member of our community, including our residents, patients, families, volunteers, and staff.
Notre Dame Health Care is proudly non-profit and honored to carry on the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to care for the sick and vulnerable and to educate for life through our NDHC Educational Bridge Center.
Notre Dame Health Care
555-559 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605