Our dementia and Alzheimer’s program, celebrated by families and physicians, helps our residents with dementia communicate. Many of our staff are specially trained to work with individuals with memory problems. Our memory care units are different from others because they have been developed to help the individual become an active part of the community. The secure unit keeps your loved one safe, while helping him or her lead a life of purpose.
Participants interact in small social group settings performing enjoyable tasks that fulfilled a purpose for them some time in their past. For example, for some women, it may be the act of caring for infants, sewing, sorting through jewelry, or working in an office. For some men, it may be working with tools, painting, or talking sports. We re-create these environments in our lounge with soft music and non-verbal communication.
Service projects serve as a connection to the community. Participants help make pillows for children’s hospitals, baskets for special events, and compile care packages for disaster victims.
Photos, memorabilia and themed reminiscing kits help prompt discussions and social interaction leading to improved communication skills.
At Advantage Living Centers we are here to help every step of the way. Our support groups, backed by the Alzheimer’s Association, have proven to be helpful to our residents as well as their families. Click below to find a support group near you:
Redford Alzheimer’s Support Group
Battle Creek Alzheimer’s Support Group
Armada Alzheimer’s Support Group