Memory Care in Lindon, Utah
The Alzheimer’s and memory care program at Spring Gardens gives residents and their families much-needed support. The reality of memory loss is difficult, but our memory care program provides our residents with hope and a sense of belonging. The program draws on each resident’s strengths, allows them to maintain existing abilities, and fills gaps in life skills with appropriate levels of assistance.
We encourage each resident to participate in daily activities to promote their physical and emotional well-being. It also builds their sense of accomplishment and helps them be an integral part of our community.
Spring Gardens is uniquely suited to care for seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Together, we can enhance our residents’ lives and create solutions to help them thrive while supporting their family members.
What does memory care mean?
Memory care is a type of senior living that caters specifically to those struggling with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. These communities have created units with skilled nursing and staff specially trained in memory loss’s psychological and physical effects. Our care units focus on improving quality of life, offer memory-enhancing therapies in a secure environment, and much more.
What is included in memory care?
Our memory care in Lindon, Utah county, is uniquely designed for older adults with advanced and early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The community possesses private and companion studios with thoughtfully designed open spaces full of exceptional natural light.
Our highly trained and caring staff provides personalized service based on the resident’s life history, needs, and interests in a safe and kind environment.
Memory care offers three delicious, brain-boosting meals and daily snacks each day by our in-house chef. Housekeeping and help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and toileting, are also offered.
Memory care offers excellent programming, activities, and therapies that increase relaxation and reduce agitation. These may include occupational therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, and art therapy. These therapies help seniors cope with cognitive decline, reduce agitation, aggressive behavior, and improve life quality.
Medical services such as podiatry, dental, hearing, x-rays, etc., are available, along with other services such as our on-site beauty salon, barbershop, fitness center, and transportation.
Dementia worsens over time and leaves seniors unable to live by themselves. As the disease progresses, symptoms often become challenging to manage. At this point, long-term care is inevitable for your loved one.
At memory care in Lindon, we know the emotional and physical stress of providing full-time home care for a loved one with dementia. Memory care offers a higher level of care for your loved one and much-needed support for you.
What is the difference between memory care and assisted living?
Memory care communities have staff with additional training and experience with the issues people living with dementia often face such as wandering and anxiety. The team working in memory care communities understands the brains of people living with dementia while mastering strategies for alleviating distress.
Assisted living communities often focus on the social needs of residents, whereas memory care communities offer specific activities tailored to their unique dementia needs. Seniors living with dementia can often express their distress with challenging behaviors. The right timed intervention can prevent these expressions of worry by keeping seniors busy and involved with their environment.
Memory care communities offer meals and socialization and provide an environment that pushes independence and dignity. We know how dementia can complicate nutrition. Our care offers specialized diets that make sure residents are eating to best suit their current needs and preferences.
Memory care communities offer an environment that is especially suited to those with memory issues’ needs and safety concerns. Assisted living communities do not provide these extra measures.
Dementia changes all the senses, not just memory and cognition. Our communities have safety precautions such as door alarms and environmental considerations such as motion-sensor lights or one-touch sinks. These extra touches allow residents to have a safer living experience and one that best allows for independence.
People with early dementia who live independently with no problems or only need a tiny bit of daily help may thrive in an assisted living community. In those cases, a dementia care community may be too restrictive.
Does your loved one struggle with daily activities or seems afraid and lonely living at home? If so, stop by Spring Gardens in Lindon, Utah, for a tour of our community. Come see the Avista difference for yourself.