Firsthand Understanding, First-class Overland Park Memory Care
We've Navigated Memory Loss, Too.
Pegasus Senior Living’s Connections program is a unique, research-based program for memory care in Overland Park designed to help senior residents with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia in the Overland Park area lead a stimulating life. The program offers a secure environment, a committed and caring team, and a variety of activities designed to fit the unique needs of those living with cognitive decline.
We understand the time, effort, and emotional toll that caregiving can take on a family. If you’re wondering whether your loved one’s care needs are beyond your abilities, Glenwood Village of Overland Park may be able to help.
Inspired by Experience
Medical Director Dr. Sandra Petersen’s background in the memory care field goes back over 30 years, but it was her own experience that inspired the novel approach of the Connections program.
Over a decade ago, a stroke left her unable to use the left side of her body and connect with language skills; she even had trouble completing a sentence.
“The whole experience gave me not only sympathy, but empathy for those that struggle with cognitive decline,” says Dr. Petersen.
With the help of a brain health specialist, she worked her way back through a variety of techniques designed to rebuild neural pathways, including learning Spanish and ballroom dancing.
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“I wondered whether the same principles that helped me, like connecting through emotion, moving, and learning new information, could work to stimulate the brain of someone with cognitive impairment.”
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We searched and visited well over a dozen senior communities looking for the right place to place my dad in memory care, and we were immediately impressed by both the staff and community. We had an extremely difficult (though not unusual) initial transition, but it very quickly became a joy to see how everyone on the staff helped him feel comfortable and appreciated. Everyone we’ve worked with, from the top on down, has been exceptionally and genuinely caring, honest, and helpful. What could have been a very unpleasant experience has been wonderful and a huge relief!”