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Connections: Specialized Memory Care in Lancaster, CA

We've Navigated The Stages of Alzheimer’s, Too.

Finding dementia care homes in Lancaster, CA doesn’t have to be daunting. Our community features the doctor-inspired Connections program. Our signature service is designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia live with dignity and purpose. We’re here to give families valuable time back.

Our dementia care community provides a secure and stimulating environment. A committed and caring team offers a variety of activities designed to fit the unique needs of those living with cognitive decline.

We understand the financial and emotional toll caregiving can take on a family. If your loved one’s care needs are beyond your abilities, our Alzheimer’s care specialists want to help. The easiest way to find memory care near you is to arrange a visit.

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What Is Memory Care?

Memory care supports residents with memory loss due to dementia or Alzheimer’s. Our specialized community also includes a licensed nurse, medication monitoring, and assistance with activities of daily living. Some memory facilities may feel like institutions, but our community is designed to be comforting and consistent.

The Havens at Antelope Valley provides round-the-clock dementia care. It’s one of the most comprehensive memory care programs in northern Los Angeles County.

Dr. Sandra Petersen’s Connections program sets our Alzheimer’s care in Lancaster apart. Our memory loss team includes dementia care specialists and Connections Academy graduates who provide exercise for the brain and body. Personalized care and intentional programming make a difference.

Looking for comprehensive memory care in Southern California? Visit The Havens at Antelope Valley.

Connect - Move - Learn

The Connect, Move, Learn sequence is how our memory care community promotes neuroplasticity. The brain can continue producing healthy brain cells despite memory loss. Discover how staying engaged socially, physically, and mentally helps residents find their daily purpose.

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Programming that
Makes a Difference

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The right community and programming can significantly improve your loved one’s quality of life.

The Connections program will support your loved one by:

Engaging the Emotions

Activities like music, art, and social interaction are designed to trigger memory and positive emotions in those struggling with cognitive decline.
Connections can help your loved one stay engaged with:

Encouraging Movement

The connection between the mind and body is well-established in scientific research, and the Connections program encourages physical activity to maximize quality of life. Under careful supervision, residents at The Havens can participate in boxing, walking clubs, and other fitness programs to help them achieve an active body and mind.

Challenging the Brain

Our team is constantly finding ways for residents to engage with new information.

Activities designed for brain stimulation include:

We also provide a variety of brain-healthy foods for residents.

Supporting Socialization

Research shows that socialization with others is critical to the maintenance of mental health and cognition. The process of regular interaction with others can help seniors achieve a better sense of belonging and provide a sense of structure. We provide a variety of group activities that allow residents to foster relationships and connect to others.
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Research-Backed Music Therapy for Dementia

Dr. Petersen is the memory care expert who inspires our program. We also partner with evidence-based programs like SingFit. This activity helps promote brain plasticity. We offer music therapy to ignite memories, encourage movement, and unite residents.

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.

Watch to Learn More about Dr. Petersen's Story

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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.”

Dr. Petersen

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Connections Explained: A Comforting Home

Moving to assisted living or memory care can be difficult for older adults. Our program is working to remove the fear of the unknown and welcome residents home to independence. Senior care has been a personal and professional mission for Dr. Sandra Petersen for over three decades. Her practice focuses on neuroscience and the transformative power of rewiring the brain despite Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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