A Special Neighborhood for Those Experiencing Memory Loss
Elk River Senior Living's Memory Care Neighborhood is thoughtfully designed to promote the well-being of its residents by providing an optimal balance of security, independence, and empowerment for those living with the challenges of memory loss. Along with 24-hour staffing and top-of-the-line care, our Neighborhood regularly hosts small group activities that focus on each resident’s capabilities. Interactive games and events enhance our seniors’ sense of joy and accomplishment and promote their physical, emotional, and social well-being. Our compassionate and experienced staff respects each residents’ space in their private apartment homes and encourages their participation in our community events.
The Neighborhood's common spaces include:
• A spacious dining and activities room with an activity kitchen for baking and more.
• A private memory garden featuring raised garden beds, a patio, and a walking path.
• A sunroom lounge for puzzles, relaxing, socializing, or watching the activity in the six-foot built-in fish tank.
• A calming sensory room for when one might need a small break.
• A comfortable spa room featuring a fully-accessible spa tub.
Our Memory Care residents also have accompanied access to the community's other amenities (when appropriate for the individual). Examples include worship services, various events and celebrations, our hair salon, wellness clinics, and more.
Comfortable, Private Memory Care Apartment Homes
Our Neighborhood is designed to relieve our residents and their families from daily cares as well as stimulate and nurture memory preservation and development. With four apartment styles that range from efficiency studios to one-bedrooms, our specially designed Memory Care apartments provide a safe, comfortable retreat for your loved one when they are not participating in the wide variety of activities and programming that take place in our community spaces. Our Memory Care Neighborhood's apartments feature:
• In-floor radiant heating and individual thermostat
• Spacious bathrooms with linen cabinets and large five-foot showers
• Satellite TV programming package and Wi-Fi internet access
• Utilities included (excludes landline phone service)
• Kitchen featuring ample storage, full-sized refrigerator, and optional above-counter microwave in most units
Dedicated, Compassionate Caregivers
We believe that nursing care is a dedication to each individuals’ well-being and dignity. We actively seek out compassionate individuals who share this value. We provide our caregivers with additional memory care-specific training that equips them with the skill set to be present with and understanding of our Neighborhood residents who are at various stages in their journeys.
Daily Moments of Success
We learn each resident’s history, routines, likes, dislikes, hobbies, and passions, so we can develop personalized, ability-based programming to make the memory loss journey easier for the individual and their family alike. Whether they are a former building inspector who loves to review blueprints or a talented musician with a desire to perform, we have the resources to preserve their identity and purpose. We cater to our residents’ interests, providing opportunities for them to maintain their passions. Through the modification of beloved activities, we not only help to eliminate frustration but also foster the sense of belonging that is so crucial to your loved one's well-being and joy. Your loved one can continue their daily routine whether they are a night owl or an early bird. Our residents bring life to the community; we simply provide opportunity to embrace it to the fullest.
Spectrum of Personal Care Packages
Elk River Senior Living can provide comfort, care, and dignity for your loved one throughout the stages of memory loss. We offer a variety of personal care packages, including Assisted, Moderate, and Advanced Memory Support. When your loved one becomes a resident of our Neighborhood, the nursing, routine cares, re-directions, and similar support become our responsibility, so that you can return to your important role as their spouse, child, or beloved friend.
Moving a loved one out of their home and into an assisted living facility is a difficult decision, and doing so during a pandemic is even more heartbreaking. My siblings and I all live out of state, so it was important for us to find just the right place for our father.
As soon as we met Deb and the team at Elk River Senior Living, we knew we had found that place. Deb helped us through every step of the process. We communicated daily and transitioned my father into his “new home” without a glitch.
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