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Firsthand Understanding, First-class Care

We've Navigated Memory Loss, Too.

Pegasus Senior Living’s Connections program is a unique, research-based memory care program designed to help senior residents with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia in the Lancaster area lead a stimulating life. The program offers a secure environment, a committed and caring staff, 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 if your loved one’s care needs are beyond your abilities, The Havens at Antelope Valley may be able to help.

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What Is Memory Care?

The Havens at Antelope Valley’s signature Alzheimer’s and dementia care program Connections provides an enriching and active foundation for residents

If your loved one requires additional supervision and enrichment due to an Alzheimer’s diagnosis or another form of dementia, our specialized associates can provide equal parts comfort and care. In addition to our data-driven program Connections based on neuroplasticity techniques, The Havens at Antelope Valley offers care services such as medication management, activities of daily living assistance, and on-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy, among other services.

Programming that
Makes a Difference

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The right community and programming can go a long way in improving your loved one’s safety and 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 staff 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 our 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.

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. Peterson. 

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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