A life lived with forgetfulness is filled with ups and downs for both the elder and their loved ones. One of the major milestones in this journey is the moment of diagnosis. Whether it’s Alzheimer’s or another form of age-related dementia, it can feel like a devastating blow. Appropriately called, “The Long Goodbye,” loved ones begin to brace themselves for a long road ahead, filled with perpetual loss. This can be a painful journey but can also be filled with small victories and priceless moments too. One thing is for sure, you do not have to travel this long road alone. Let our loving team of experts at Wesley Court at Stevenson Oaks, our Memory Care neighborhood, come alongside you to provide care, comfort and confidence for all that a day may hold. Our team looks beyond the diagnosis in order to develop a plan that is based around all that your loved one can do and not focused on what they can’t. Simple moments of connection can make all the difference, that’s why we put our full attention on understanding your loved one’s core needs which are based on the seven Eden Alternative Domains of well-being: identity, growth, autonomy, security, connectedness, meaning, and joy. Within these domains, none are specific to treating an illness but rather nurturing the person as a whole. You see, our team is committed to knowing and understanding the illness while understanding who they were, who they are and what may lie ahead. We will be by your side, through it all.
What to expect.
With individualized plans for care and led by a licensed nurse, our full-time professional certified staff personally engages with every Memory Care resident. We offer:
Private 1-bedroom, 1-bath suites
Memory garden, a safe and secure space with open access to Memory Care residents
Planned group and individual activities and events that encourage engagement and connection
Warm setting, expertly designed for easy navigation
24/7 assistance response
24/7 licensed nursing staff
Assistance with personal care
Chef-prepared meals and snacks
Experts on tuning-in.
When your loved one moves into Wesley Court, our memory care community at Stevenson Oaks, expect lots of questions. What they like and dislike, their favorite foods, their key loved one’s names, their former occupation, hobbies, interests, favorite music and more. This is only a sampling of all we hope to learn so that we can effectively join them in their world. We consider ourselves experts on tuning-in to all that is said and those things that remain unsaid too. You see, when you understand that “behaviors” like crying, wandering, anger or restlessness are really just signs of an unmet need, suddenly the need for medications is reduced, anxiety and fear is less frequent and each day is filled with a few more wins.
Hand in hand training.
Evident in programs and activities that help residents through the day with less strain and more joy, Hand in Hand Training – the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) program –equips our dementia care staff with the ability to assist each resident.
Staff members respect residents’ dignity, increasing their self-esteem
Staff training includes how-tos of resident interaction, reducing behavior concerns and controlling medication needs
Staff members learn each resident’s history and incorporate the knowledge into daily life
Families can track their loved one’s progress via regular reviews
Support groups connect families to share concerns
Residents’ improvements in sleep, nutrition and hydration can often improve relations with family members
Stimulating an appetite.
Enjoying a delicious meal is one of life’s small pleasures. At Wesley Court at Stevenson Oaks, our Chef wants every resident to find joy in their dining experience. That’s why our dining team goes the extra mile to keep appetites engaged with multi-sensory stimulation.
The food is prepared in the same space as the resident (not carted in from some far off kitchen) so that the sounds and smells of dinner being prepared engage the senses and ultimately, the appetite.
All food is fresh and made from scratch. NO processed or re-heated foods. Only the best!
Food is plated in an attractive way to maximize interest. Even pureed food is piped onto the plate to resemble the actual food.
Autonomy is key to a strong appetite. That’s why the residents themselves get to make their selection from the menu at each meal- we are always nearby to lend a hand.
Start with a conversation
There is no way around it, this is a huge decision with many things to consider. Our team understands the delicacy of this conversation and promises to go at your pace, while guiding you towards practical solutions. The first step is to start a confidential conversation with our team. Next, you’ll want to take advantage of our complimentary assessment to better understand the type of daily support your loved one may need to get a better understanding of pricing. You have questions and we have the answers. Let’s talk.
Memory Support FAQ
Is there an entrance deposit if I move directly into memory care?
What is memory care?
What’s the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?
Is Stevenson Oaks' dementia care staff trained in any special way?