Memory Lane: Levels of Memory Care
There are two levels of memory care available in the Memory Lane program. These two levels help us to create a more personalized care program for each resident depending on the amount of assistance with various activities of daily living (ADL’s) they need. Several behaviors are common in those with memory impairments, including non-conformance, wandering, and resistive behavior. Not every resident will experience these, and many behaviors tend to progress with time. These three behaviors are also considered when determining the level of memory care needed.
Special Care Program Level 1:
Our Alzheimer’s care facility offers quality care and assistance to residents who may be in the beginning stages of memory loss and who need assistance with up to two ADL’s. There may be a moderate degree of repetition, disorientation, and forgetfulness. Often, all it takes to comfort someone in this state is to have their days planned with appropriate and meaningful activities. The Sunshine Club, our structured entertainment and activities program, does a great job with doing just that.
Extra Special Care Program Level 2:
The second level of our memory care program simply provides additional assistance and attention to those with an increased stage of memory loss. Many of those in level 2 of our memory care program require assistance for 3-4 ADL’s. This level of care focuses more specifically on enhancing the quality of life for residents with more developed cases of Dementia.