As your loved one ages, you may want to hold onto the memories you’ve made with one another even tighter than ever before. But that can be difficult to do as your loved one’s memory deteriorates. We know this can be incredibly difficult to watch, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Memory care is available to help with your loved one’s condition. To better understand how we may be able to help, we’ll describe four features of BridgeWater memory care.
At BridgeWater Assisted Living, we believe in a holistic approach to memory care. That means we focus on all aspects of healthcare, including the mind, body, and spirit. Our focus is on engaging minds, keeping bodies active, and lifting spirits. We concentrate on every part of mental and physical well-being because we know they all have an impact on overall health.
In order to keep your loved one’s mind sharp, we use our exclusive Equilibrium activities program. Using a combination of art and music therapy, as well as mindfulness and cognitive therapies, we keep our community residents active and engaged. We have found that this approach optimizes wellness outcomes.
BridgeWater understands that each of our residents has his or her unique strengths, challenges, and needs. That’s why we develop a person-centered care plan specifically customized for each of our residents.
Our team will be well-acquainted with your loved one’s personal history, allowing each care provider to have personalized conversations with him or her. Our care team also uses validation techniques to accept your loved one’s reality, creating a safe and comfortable environment in which he or she can thrive.
We also encourage our guests to bring personal effects with them to BridgeWater. Familiar belongings with sentimental value can have a significant impact on comfort levels and mental health. At BridgeWater, we do everything possible to make your loved one feel at home.
BridgeWater understands that memory care requires special expertise. That’s why our care team is specially trained in the disease process associated with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias.
That specialized training includes recognizing the physical and emotional distress your loved one may experience when presented with the challenges of daily living. Our care team will learn to identify those stressors and adapt accordingly so that your loved one feels more at ease. Our personalized care approach begins with our highly skilled and compassionate providers.
BridgeWater also provides real-time feedback so that you know how your loved one is progressing every step of the way. You will be involved in the memory care process from the very beginning. We’ll help you understand what approaches are working best and where there is still room for improvement. As we mentioned before, you won’t have to go through this alone. From day one, we will be there with you, providing feedback and support.
We believe the best way to bridge the memory gap and optimize wellness outcomes is through the specialties of BridgeWater memory care. If you have questions, we invite you to give us a call or take an in-person tour of our community. At BridgeWater, our residents are like family. When you visit with us, you’ll see that firsthand.