09 Nov Five to Thrive: 5 Reasons Our Memory Care Helps Members Thrive
Memory care is a crucial aspect of caring for a loved one with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other cognitive issues. At Park Springs, our Memory Care program goes far beyond just providing a safe environment. We focus on the holistic well-being of Members to help them age with dignity, joy, and purpose.
This individualized approach sets Park Springs apart as a leader in providing exceptional Memory Care services that empower your parent or loved one to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Here are five key reasons why Memory Care at Park Springs helps Members thrive:
- Spirit Care Training: building connections and fostering community
Our Memory Care staff are not just employees; they are companions on your loved one’s journey toward thriving. Through our low staff-to-Member ratio and revolutionary Spirit Care staff training program, our caregivers develop interpersonal skills and knowledge that empower them to connect on a deeper level–with each other and with your loved one. By focusing on the dignity of your loved one and getting to know their personal story, emotional connections are formed in an environment where they feel seen, heard, and valued. The result? A close-knit community that feels like family where your loved one’s feelings and needs are honored and respected.
- Household model: Member-driven care and meaningful relationships
Human connection is a fundamental aspect of your loved one’s overall well-being so fostering meaningful relationships is our top priority. That’s why our Memory Care households are so important. They offer a cheery, homelike environment guided by your parent or loved one’s personal preferences. With private bedrooms, open kitchens, access to the outdoors, and comfortable shared living spaces, mom or dad can do what they want, when they want including meals on their own timetable. A complete continuum of care is available for different levels of need including River household for those with mild cognitive decline as well as Cobblestone and Pebblebrook for more specialized Memory Care. In every household, Members receive the support of a Care Partner, a Nurse, a Homemaker (personal chef), a Nurse, and a Guide.
- On-site medical team: expert care close at hand
Having access to specialized medical care is crucial for your loved one in Memory Care. We ensure that Members receive top-notch medical attention with an on-site team of highly qualified geriatricians. These experts in senior health provide proactive and responsive care, closely monitoring each Member’s health and adjusting plans as needed. This on-site medical support not only enhances the safety for Members but also provides peace of mind for you and your family.
- Mediterranean-style diet: nourishing the mind and body
In our Memory Care households, our personal chefs place a strong emphasis on the Mediterranean diet as a foundational element of our delicious and nutritious dining options, tailored to the unique dietary needs of each Member. This diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats, providing essential nutrients that support brain health. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, and antioxidants from colorful fruits and vegetables contribute to cognitive function and memory retention. Our commitment to a brain-boosting diet is a cornerstone of our approach to promoting cognitive wellness.
- Exercise: a vital component of cognitive health
Regular physical activity is not only beneficial for the body but also crucial for maintaining cognitive function. So, we incorporate tailored exercise programs into the daily routine of our Memory Care households. From gentle yoga to supervised walks, these activities stimulate blood flow, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. The dedicated fitness staff works closely with your loved one to adapt exercises to their individual needs and capabilities. This commitment to physical activity not only supports your loved one’s cognitive health but also fosters a sense of accomplishment and joy.
These are just a few of the reasons that Memory Care at Park Springs is not just a place; it’s a holistic approach to care that prioritizes the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of your loved one. If you’re looking for a community where a parent living with dementia can connect with peers and staff, share experiences, form meaningful relationships, and experience a sense of belonging and purpose, we encourage you to explore Memory Care at Park Springs.