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How Memory Care Enriches the Lives of Its Residents

How Memory Care Enriches the Lives of Its Residents

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Memory care communities provide a safe, secure environment for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The unique setting of memory care can also improve quality of life through enrichment programs that support purposeful and active living.

Frontida Assisted Living is here to help you learn how memory care can help encourage individuality and independence for a loved one living with cognitive decline.

4 ways memory care can enrich the lives of residents

#1: Structured daily life

Memory care focuses on routine with scheduled daily activities and meals that keep residents active, comfortable, and encouraged. You can expect sensory stimulation, exercises, music programs, arts and crafts, and opportunities to reminiscence and socialize with team members and peers in a memory care setting.

Daily programming offers a variety of activities that support physical, cognitive, and social engagement. Team members often participate in continuous training on dementia care and behaviors to be proactive in behavior prevention and know how to react when challenging behaviors occur.

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#2: Unique therapies

Memory care communities frequently offer specialized therapy programs to help individuals with cognitive decline. For example, you may often see cognitive, physical, and occupational therapy provided in memory care.

Memory care teams may also lead music and art therapy programs that aim to provide sensory stimulation. Music and art therapy activities create a calm, soothing environment that can help reduce aggression and agitation for those living with dementia.

#3: Personalized dining experiences

Dining experiences are modified to meet the needs of each resident. For example, a resident may require more hands-on assistance, so a team member may sit beside them to support their needs.

Another resident may have difficulty remembering how to use utensils properly, so their meal may be adapted with finger foods or options that are easier to chew. The memory care team can also accommodate special dietary needs like low-sodium, gluten-free, or low-fat diets.

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#4: Support for the whole family

Memory care communities encourage family involvement in each resident’s plan of care. Take advantage of the support your loved one’s memory care team can provide you and your family.

Additionally, the memory care community may be aware of resources and support groups in the area that can connect you with others who understand how you’re feeling. There may even be a support group hosted at the memory care community where your loved one lives.

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Feel at Home at Frontida Assisted Living   

Frontida Assisted Living values transparency and trust in each of our Wisconsin communities, and our team is ready to answer your questions, offer support, and provide resources to help you make a confident and informed decision for your loved one’s future care. 

Our compassionate team strives to create a sense of community and purpose for each resident through personalized programming, life-enriching activities, and special events.   

Each Frontida community maintains a garden to incorporate seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables into our menus. We encourage healthy choices and well-balanced meals.   

Learn how we care for our residents:  

  • Private suites, bedrooms, and companion rooms  
  • Fully accessible, private bathrooms  
  • Spacious living rooms and engaging indoor recreation areas  
  • Cozy fireplaces and open-plan seating in living spaces  
  • Beautifully maintained outdoor areas  
  • Access to a trusted network of physicians, nurses, podiatrists, and therapists  
  • Delicious, home-cooked meals and snacks  
  • 24-hour personal care and supervision  
  • Comfortable spa and salon (in specific locations)  
  • Dedicated memory care communities  
  • Specialized mental health care communities  
  • Housekeeping and laundry services  
  • Individualized care plans  
  • Dedicated Life Enrichment Coordinators to plan and schedule meaningful activities for all residents  
  • Dedicated Registered Nurse to oversee the health and wellness of each resident  

We value honesty, trust, and open communication to build relationships with our residents and their loved ones. Together, we form a partnership to ensure your loved one lives a fulfilling life, feeling a sense of belonging and purpose.  

When you’re ready, contact any of our 11 Frontida assisted living and memory care communities to gather more information, or to set up a personalized tour. We’re here for you whenever you need us.

Rachel Potente
• 3 min read