Senior living communities, The Rivers at Puyallup and The Gardens at Marysville, both under Pegasus Senior Living management, welcome seniors and families who require dementia or Alzheimer’s care-related services. The memory care portion of each community is scheduled to open soon.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and affects over 120,000 Washington seniors. Connections is a data-based dementia care program to support seniors and their family members.
The memory care communities will offer engaging activities, a caring and competent team, and research-backed programming designed to help seniors live a life they love despite their diagnosis.
Alzheimer’s and most forms of dementia are progressive and will require 24-hour care at some point. Families providing home care may be unable to keep up with the needs of their loved ones. The Connections memory care program lifts that burden and allows seniors to live with honor and dignity.
Residents in memory care can benefit from the following services:
- Non-stop care
- A calm and secure environment
- Personalized activities of daily living assistance (bathing, grooming, etc.)
- Brain-enhancing nutrition
- Neuroplasticity therapy
- Evidence-based fitness and engagement programming
Specific sensory techniques, activities, and benefits include:
- Aromatherapy to decrease agitation
- SingFit, a program shown to elevate mood and improve speech through singing classic songs
- Revisiting the hobbies a resident has always enjoyed like painting, drawing, teaching, and crafts
- Group activities
- Walking clubs
The Gardens at Marysville’s community images
“With the help of our memory care specialists, seniors living with dementia are encouraged to be social and pursue their passions,” explains Lindsay Oliver, Sales Director for The Rivers at Puyallup.
Amanda Ankrom, Sales Director for The Gardens at Marysville, adds: “In addition to health care, our team understands that sometimes the support a family’s loved one needs is someone ready to listen. Non-stop wellness and enrichment is our goal for the people who call The Rivers at Puyallup their home.”