What is Memory Care?

Memory care is a specialized type of service specifically for individuals facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other types of memory impairment.

We help residents achieve a full life by tailoring care to their individual needs. By creating a safe and structured environment and founding their day on set schedules or routines, our staff can focus on individual strengths and help our residents feel more like themselves.

Why Monarch?

Monarch Memory Care is a model of caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.

The monarch butterfly symbolizes the transformation that comes with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other types of memory impairment diseases.  When we understand each resident’s journey, we can focus on individual strengths and help our residents feel a sense of normalization.

Social Connection & Meaningful Engagement

Studies show that socialization has a positive impact on seniors with dementia and can even prevent or reduce signs of depression. Cognitive based activities are incorporated in the daily routine to help residents maintain or regain important life abilities.

We incorporate the National Wellness Institute’s six dimensions of wellness into our daily activities to build a sense of wellness and fulfillment. The six dimensions of wellness include emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual.

Person-Centered Care

We recognize that everyone has a unique life story. We take special care to learn as much as we can about each resident and get to know them as a person.

Some of the tools we use to learn about each resident:

  • The Social History Form helps us get to know each resident as a person, understand their likes and dislikes, and tailor their services accordingly.
  • A Functional Needs Assessment helps us learn about physical abilities and clinical issues that impact the resident’s daily life.
  • The Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) Cognitive

Assessments helps us understand the cognitive deficits and set realistic goals for living situations and therapy, as well as to maintain independence and improve quality of life for individuals with dementia.

Family Support & Involvement

Making the decision to place a family member in a memory care community can be a profoundly difficult choice for a family. It is our goal to support our families by maintaining an open-door policy, providing educational and social opportunities and partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide additional resources.

Caregiver Education

Our memory care unit leader receives Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) training, which is the highest standard in Alzheimer’s and Dementia education.

Memory care employees receive:

  • Monarch Program Training
  • Teepa Snow Ongoing Education
  • Global Deterioration Scale Training