Reengagement for seniors with mild cognitive loss
“I can’t believe I’m not able to do this anymore.”
“Some days I just don’t know where I fit in.”
“It feels like I’m losing myself, and that scares me.”
As we age, upwards of 70% of seniors exhibit some symptoms of dementia, however slight.
In our role as senior living professionals, and more so as senior advocates, MorningStar Senior Living is vigilant in watching for signs of declining brain health in our residents. In partnership with family members, we are privileged to help seniors make the lifestyle adjustments necessary to preserve independence while protecting their well-being.
A Place of Belonging
MorningStar Senior Living is proud to offer WayFinders, a transitional program for assisted living residents who are mildly struggling with dementia to the extent it is compromising mood, ease of socialization and quality of life. This peer group of seniors, having jointly reached a unique stage in their journey, are in special need of special attention. Our WayFinders initiative is designed to meet that need.
Through the benefits of WayFinders, seniors can extend their stay in our assisted living neighborhood, forestalling the transition to a secure memory care environment, and reaping significant savings in the cost of care.
Led by a designated Director, we use purposeful activities and exercises to skillfully draw out and sensitively draw in seniors who are self-isolating in reaction to cognitive loss and the associated insecurities it creates.
Many of the manipulative’s in our toolbox do much to strengthen hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills while improving focus and concentration. The interactive offerings of our iN2L system (“It’s Never Too Late” software) are also used to great effect. Through diverse means we seek ways for these residents to restore confidence, maintain control and find their footing on what can feel like a slippery slope.