Alzheimer’s Care for Our Special Residents
As with any major life change, and certainly any new health diagnosis, it can be dizzying at first to learn a whole new lexicon of terms and definitions. Of all the roles we play in serving seniors and their families, chief among them is our goal of being an educator who can clarify the path ahead.
In that spirit, allow us to begin by explaining that Alzheimer’s Care is, in point of fact, a subset of Dementia Care, as dementia takes many forms other than Alzheimer’s disease. Whereas, Memory Care is synonymous to Dementia Care, both phrases center on assisted living specially designed for the memory-impaired.
At Morningstar, families come to us traumatized with diagnoses and prognoses. We consider it an honor to wrap our arms around them and give hope. Our team is driven every day to turn the bleak into a celebration of life, legacy and moments of spontaneous joy.
In our Reflection Neighborhoods we offer our special residents:
• A specially trained, caring and loving staff
• Assistance with Executive Chef prepared meals
• Meaningful and purposeful activities, personalized to the history of each resident
• Scheduled outings and special events
• Beautiful, well designed suites and common areas, including outdoor spaces
• Regular health monitoring
• Pet-friendly community
Alzheimer’s Care is Resident-Directed at MorningStar
MorningStar Senior Living’s Refection Neighborhoods are dedicated to the care of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. MorningStar’s team is trained to assist through to the most advanced stages of the disease.
Specially-trained care managers take a gentle, resident-directed approach to calm and awaken memories as well as to support capabilities. Along with using multi-sensory cues, including aromatherapy, our residents are provided meaningful and purposeful activities including life skills, art, music, and entertainment. Recognizing that physical exercise is vital for overall well-being, every day includes an opportunity to stretch and strengthen limbs.
Our overarching goal is to affirm individual dignity and value, and to support choice and independence to the fullest extent possible. Our mission rightly directs our attentiveness to the unique voice, rights and preferences of each resident.
MorningStar’s communities offer Alzheimer Care residents the freedom to safely and securely move about our elegant and functional interior spaces as well as exterior courtyards and strolling paths. Beyond our beautiful, well-designed surroundings, we are most proud of our caring and loving staff.
At MorningStar Senior Living, we represent the very best in senior living with our unique mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.” With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve, we strive to create a true home for residents amid a beautiful, serene setting. We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our compassionate Alzheimer’s Care.