One day at a time.
When it comes to caring for someone with memory loss, you must take it one day at a time. It’s hard to know what tomorrow holds and yet memories of the past are slipping away too. It can feel overwhelming, exhausting and emotional. That’s why we are here to help. Please know, it’s okay for you to seek help. This type of care can simply be too much on one person. That’s why we have an entire team of highly trained professionals to care for your loved one’s daily needs. We will stand in the gap so that you can return to the role of daughter, son, wife, husband, sister, brother or friend instead of caregiver. We can manage the bathing, dressing, grooming, meals and medication management. But we won’t stop there, our team is committed to understanding the illness while also understanding who your loved one is as a person. At The Crossings it isn’t enough to understand memory related illnesses, sure that’s important but we believe that you have to know them. Truly know them. We give special attention to the Eden Alternative Domains of well-being: identity, growth, autonomy, security, connectedness, meaning and joy. You’ll notice that none of these domains are focused on treating an illness but rather understanding a person’s story, their personality, their passions and their motivators. That’s what you can count on when you choose The Crossings, we are committed to knowing your loved one and responding to their greatest needs whether it’s physical, emotional, or spiritual – we wish to nurture the body, mind and the spirit.
Staying active and involved is a path to fulfillment for everybody. We believe all people need love, understanding and respect, regardless of limitations. So we’ve made Hand-in-Hand training the heart of our Memory Support.
Designed to individualize assistance that maximizes independence, Hand-in-Hand training comes to life in programs and activities that make every day a good day.
- Staff members respect elders’ dignity, increasing their self-esteem
- Staff training includes how-tos of elder interaction and creating a calm environment
- Staff members learn each elder’s history and incorporate that knowledge into daily life
- Families can track their loved one’s progress, receive photos and messages and updates on activities through a secure, confidential communication portal
SERVICES & AMENITIES
Keeping watch also includes these necessities:
- Medication administration
- Assistance with personal care
- Chef-prepared meals and snacks
- Juke box
- Customizable door and photos
- Private suites
- Individualized social activities
- Secure environment
- On-site 24/7 licensed nursing staff
- Beautiful courtyard
- Regular pet therapy
MUSIC & MEMORY ®
Music can connect and helps each of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia reconnect with their world. Calming chaotic brain activity, improving focus — the Music & Memory program is a productive part of our Memory Support plan, because it can make an elder’s day better in a hurry.
Ready to find out more about Memory Support at The Crossings? Contact us to start that confidential conversation.