At Timber Ridge, our approach to memory care is designed to promote choices, build connection, and find meaningful purpose. Our team of specially trained certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and other members take the time to learn every resident’s personal preferences and needs to help them live as fully and independently as possible.
“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.’”
Following the guiding principles of Heartfelt Connections, we believe the abilities that remain are far more important than those that are lost. We use reminiscence tools to foster connections between our team, residents, and family members as we celebrate your loved one’s life story and successes, one day at a time. With these insights, our highly skilled and compassionate memory care team develop individualized dementia care plans to maintain resident’s purpose and quality of life.
Benefits for your Loved One
- Promotes dignity and a sense of pride and accomplishment in day-to-day activities
- Supports improved self-worth, self-esteem, and overall health and well-being
- Reduces fear, anxiety, and frustration
Benefits for You
- Provides the comfort of knowing your loved one is enjoying the best quality of life possible
- Allows you to return to being a loving spouse, child, or grandchild
- Gives you the opportunity to make the most of your time together
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. In our senior living community, 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, dementia 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.