For those needing extra care and supervision due to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, our attentive, highly trained staff can help you or your loved one get the most out of every day. You’ll receive care and needed support from specially trained certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and other members of our memory care staff.
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“My parents moved into a Life Plan Community with LifeCare® in 1981. They talked about the advantages of having on-site care. They said, ‘We’re not going to be a burden to you.’”
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70% of seniors 65+ will need some type of long-term care. At Timber Ridge, We offer a program called Heartfelt CONNECTIONS – A Memory Care Program®. This person-centered program is grounded in the belief that the abilities that remain are far more important than those that are lost. The diversity of our planned mental, physical and spiritual programs encourage residents to engage in activities they enjoy, despite increasing impairments.
Our services and amenities include:
- Comfortable private and semi-private suites
- Chef-prepared meals
- Individualized care plans
- 24/7 nursing staff available
- Medication management
- Scheduled transportation to local medical appointments
- Calendar full of social, cultural, recreational and spiritual activities
Memory care frequently asked questions
People who are cognitively challenged, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, require a higher level of care and security than those in assisted living who simply need help with activities of daily living to maximize their independence. At Timber Ridge, we work with individuals, family members and caregivers to balance respect and care with the acknowledgment that each person’s preferences and routines are important to their well-being. Our thoughtful layout and design creates a more homelike feel to help reduce confusion and provides complete security around-the-clock. With special programs designed for those with memory loss, memory care at Timber Ridge enables pleasant and peaceful days.
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms isn’t a disease in themselves, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It’s a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas. It initially affects recent memories and new learning, and eventually robs individuals of long-term memories.