Memory care, also called dementia care, is different at Juniper! Let’s take a walk in the garden. How about picking a few apples? The dog got out again! Hey, the Wednesday food truck is here! What time are we going shopping?
If these don’t sound like what you expect to hear at a memory care community, then you have never visited a Juniper Village Wellspring Memory Care Community!
A 2011 study conducted by Hilde Verbeek of the Netherlands concurred. Her research in Redesigning Dementia Care indicated that residents in small house communities were significantly more socially engaged than residents in larger, traditional settings.
They experienced greater wellbeing and less stress. Overall, they were happier. The study also found that residents in this “person-environment model” developed an individually meaningful experience of choice, mastery and relationship. They developed a feeling of “at-homeness” or happiness!
We pair this environmental design with incredible programs designed to maintain, and if possible enhance the functional level of residents. Much of our programming is focused on the value of creativity – particularly music and art – on memory care.
“Creative arts bypass the limitations and simply go to the strengths. People still have imaginations intact all the way to the very end of their progressive disease.”
Through creative expression it is possible for those with dementia to reach beyond their disease and to connect with a past memory or sense of being.
Most of our communities offer varied financial solutions. Choose from monthly rental agreements, long-term contracts, and shared suites. Explore options for funding and calculate the financial benefit of senior living.
Memory care communities are designed for persons with a level of neurocognitive impairment making it unsafe to continue to stay at home. Memory care allows a person experiencing memory loss to maintain a level of independence while relying on the safety and security of being in a community setting with a professional staff and with secure spaces to prevent unsafe wandering.
But we definitely encourage the safe kind of wandering! All of our Juniper Wellspring communities have wonderful outdoor paths, gardens, and shaded resting spaces that foster the ability to walk and wander uninhibited! This allows residents to maintain a sense of independence and dignity.