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By Tammy Naugler, Nurse Manager, Harriett & Ralph Kaplan Estates Memory Support
What exactly is assisted living in terms of memory care? The term “Assisted Living” is often synonymous with “enhanced care.” For someone with memory loss, Assisted Living is a combination of housing and personalized assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) in a secure home-like setting. Individuals who choose a memory care program within an assisted living residence may require help with ADLs, but do not require the skilled care that a nursing home provides.
The Legacy memory care program at the Harriett & Ralph Kaplan Estates provides a safe and secure environment for individuals with memory loss. The program allows residents to continue to make their own choices, promoting independence and sustaining dignity. The goal is simple: to increase quality of life and well-being.
Each day in the Legacy program is filled with structured activities that are specially designed for those individuals with memory impairments. Some activities are in a small group setting while others are in larger groups. Our activities staff meets with each resident shortly after move-in to learn about their interests and to design activities that are based upon those interests. These activities are then integrated into the comprehensive activity programming.
Keep in mind that caring for a loved one with memory loss at home can be challenging, and at times, exhausting. A memory care program within an assisted living residence may be the perfect solution for you and your loved one. You will have the peace of mind knowing that your loved one is always safe and receiving the 24-hour care that they require. Moreover, the program will enhance your loved one’s capabilities and allow them to resume a sense of normalcy with day-to-day activities in a caring and respectful way.
If you would like more information about our Legacy memory care program at the Harriett & Ralph Kaplan Estates, please contact our Marketing Director Andrea Hillel at 978-532-1812 and schedule your tour today.