With approximately 40 percent of those over the age of sixty-five suffering from some form of memory impairment, memory care is more important than ever. Those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia need specialized care, complete with a team of experts trained to help. Walker Methodist has a variety of amenities geared toward the unique needs of older adults, including our specialized memory care program. Here are a few of the top features that set Walker Methodist apart from other communities.
A Highly Skilled Staff
Around the clock, Walker Methodist’s community members have access to on-call staff who are fully trained to assist with whatever they need. The emergency call response system ensures someone is always just a quick press of a button away. Staff members are also available to assist with day-to-day activities like bathing, getting dressed, and moving around. You’ll feel secure in knowing your loved one is in good hands throughout the day.
Your loved one won’t have to worry about those daily tasks we all have to deal with living independently. At Walker Methodist, there are plenty of extras you won’t find with other communities, including daily housekeeping, personal laundry service, and meal preparation and service. There are even on-site beauty and barbershops to keep your loved one looking and feeling great.
A Sense of Community
Studies have connected socialization with a reduction in cognitive decline, so there’s value in connections for those who have dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Through memory care, older adults can indulge in group activities that encourage interaction with others. Walker Methodist offers optional memory care programs that bring community members together, as well as a private dining room where they can interact during meal times. There are also gathering rooms where members can enjoy visiting time with loved ones who stop by.
As a respected older adult community, Walker Methodist has the advantage of offering some one-of-a-kind programs. One example of this is its partnership with MUSIC & MEMORY℠, a program that provides a personalized playlist to each memory care community member. The team at Walker Methodist can set up music for your loved one, who can then enjoy the proven benefits it brings.
Peaceful and Safe Surroundings
Of all of these benefits, though, perhaps the most popular is simply the fact that community members are surrounded by comfortable living spaces and well-landscaped grounds. Each community is designed to keep members safe, while also allowing them the freedom to move around. Members have secure access to certain outdoor areas so they can get fresh air and exercise each day, and the interior of each Walker Methodist memory care building is designed to create an intimate atmosphere.
If you have a loved one suffering from memory-related issues, the memory care program at Walker Methodist can help. A quick tour of one of our communities can show you exactly how our team can help your loved one. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our memory care services.