Memory Care: Dementia and Alzheimer’s

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Our specialized memory care team includes round-the-clock licensed nurses and certified caregivers, each of whom are trained to patiently and compassionately assist with Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body, Frontal Temporal and other forms of dementia. The American Orchards culture of caring pays tribute to our resident’s life history, supports their strengths and challenges, and maintains their dignity and independence.
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Pathways of Promise, our exclusive dementia care program, focuses on four areas of resident wellness: cognitive function, social interaction, physical health, and spiritual well being.  A highlight of this program is our needs-centric home model, which utilizes architectural planning and color psychology to create an environment that allows residents with similar types of dementia to better thrive alongside one another.

Memory Care Approach

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  • Pathways of Promise Dementia Care Program designed and implemented in collaboration with Lori Reynolds, Ph.D., a gerontologist in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Northern Arizona University
  • Needs-Centric Home Model that groups residents with similar types of dementia together to help them live more harmoniously while dealing with their memory loss
  • Therapeutic amenities, including water features, aquariums, outdoor garden area, indoor nature room with plants and video landscapes, and an abundance of natural light and plants
  • Memory care-specific activities and events designed to support each resident’s unique identity, and engage, stimulate, and promote overall resident wellness
  • Customized memory care dining experience that ensures residents receive meals they enjoy and are delicious, healthy and diet-appropriate
  • Family support programs to assist family and loved ones with understanding dementia and the challenges associated with it

Care Team

  • Licensed Nurses Onsite 24 hours-a-day
  •  Specialized Team of Compassionate Caregivers
  •  In-depth Pre-employment Screening Process
  •  Excellent Caregiver-to-Resident Ratios
  •  Ongoing Memory Care Specific Training and Education

Care Technology

  • Advanced and Fully Integrated Care Management System (PointClickCare)
  • State-of-the-art Resident Call System (Philips)
  •  Security Features to Keep Residents from Unsafely Wandering Away From the Community (Elopement)
  •  Fully Customizable Fall Management System
  •  24/7 Video Monitoring Throughout the Community for Safety and Security
  •  Innovative Team Communication Platform
  •  Community Emergency Power Backup System
  •  Sophisticated Fire Safety and Alarm System

Care Services

  • Medication Administration and Management
  • Supportive Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (Bathing, Dressing, Grooming, Eating, Transferring, etc.)
  • Dignified Incontinence Care and Restroom Assistance
  • Housekeeping and Laundry Services Included (Once Per Week and As Needed)
  • Transportation with Companion Caregiver Available for Outside Appointments
  • Coordination with Ancillary Care Providers (Home Health, Therapy, Medical Specialists, Hospice etc.)

 

*American Orchards is a proud support of the American Alzheimer’s Association

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