The “Journeys” Memory Care Program
The “Journeys” Memory Care Program was specially created to provide support and tailored care for residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. With so many different facets devoted to supporting residents throughout their journey—from encouraging their independence to improving their quality of life by nourishing their mind and engaging their interests—“Journeys” is only dedicated memory care program like it in the Valley.
The Daily Activity Program Concepts:
Family & Friends
There can never be enough time for family and friends. Whenever possible, we encourage loved ones to join social events, activities, meals, events or to visit just to talk. We also offer a resource support group for family members and friends where they can share their experiences, make meaningful connections and receive guidance for the challenges they face.
We embrace the uniqueness of residents and staff members through continuous training, knowledge and recognition of their dedication to the preservation of self.
Fun and Happiness
Laughter is the best medicine. It’s important to live in the moment, find the fun in life, enjoy a joke and take comfort in a smile and a friendly face.
Nutritious meals, exercises, and an outside garden style-walking trail are all available to support healthy living. Our staff is always available to assess a resident’s needs, keep them monitored, and provide timely communication with their physician and care partner / family members.
Everything can be considered a therapeutic activity; from the simplest gesture of holding hands to a fully planned social event. Our calendar is always full of planned and spontaneous events for a well-balanced lifestyle, and we also make sure to include:
- Mental workouts are for cognitive stimulation.
- Hobbies and interests.
- Mind-Body: exercise programs, adapted chores, gardening, crafts and hobbies.
- Spirit-reflections: religious programs, reminiscence programs, rituals and the honoring of all celebrations.
- Activities that are within a person’s social status—and not infantilizing.
We optimize non-traditional communication techniques. While dementia may inhibit someone from speaking, behaviors and facial expressions tell us how a person may feel. Our staff recognizes non-verbal and verbal communication and acts appropriately to meet each resident’s needs.