Providence Place offers varying levels of memory support throughout our communities for residents with all forms of dementia.
Memory Care at Providence Place
We offer secure memory care units at Westchester Harbour and Westchester Manor that provide enhanced care and stimulation on a daily basis. These units are for those special residents who need assistance with daily life activities due to lack of cognition brought on by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Providence Place offers varying levels of memory support throughout our communities for residents with all forms of dementia. Those with more advanced dementia or symptoms such as wandering live in our specially designed Memory Care unit in our skilled nursing facility, Westchester Manor. Residents with less pronounced symptoms live in the Memory Care Unit in our assisted living community, Westchester Harbour.
In our memory care unit, we recognize the need for a consistent schedule each day. Throughout the day, you will find a great variety of activities that allow the residents to engage both physically and mentally. Our unit has an open concept where residents are able to easily gather together and are able to respond to the events from almost any location on the unit.
By providing a safe and familiar setting, we assist residents with memory challenges in leading a happy and more engaged life. Our person-centered care model and smaller community mean our staff members can tailor care to meet the abilities and changing needs of each resident. Our approach includes:
- We learn each resident’s personal story in order to provide activities and engage in conversations that are familiar and meaningful.
- Staff members sit with residents during meal time and help make meals an enjoyable activity.
- We respect resident preferences, even if the resident prefers solitude.
- Staff members are dedicated to creating a calming environment by offering words of reassurance, holding a hand, playing soft music, and providing other soothing interactions.
How the Past Helps Caregivers
Each resident’s story matters to our caregivers. Knowing that someone served as a church organist, made a career as a teacher, or loved woodworking helps caregivers engage residents in conversations and activities that bring joy and comfort. Our team members take the time to talk to families to learn details that can make care more meaningful. As a result, residents, staff, and families are more satisfied.