Get memory support for your loved ones, inspired by their life stories and filled with their favorite activities.
Memory Support centered around each family’s needs
More people than ever before are experiencing memory loss, which could include Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related dementia. And for many families, that means another family member, or several, are serving as caregivers for their loved one. That’s why Ascension Living developed this personalized program to support all of you.
Personalized support based on your loved one’s life story
A homelike setting, with personal detailsSome of our communities are dedicated only to those who need memory support, while other communities have memory support neighborhoods, with cottage-like environments, within their long-term care living spaces. Within these neighborhoods, residents experience the familiar smells of favorite dishes and fresh laundry. From color choices, to noise control, lighting, table designs and room layouts, we are taking everything into consideration to help honor each resident’s unique needs.
Residents are offered control of their days, choosing which services they want and when they wish for them to be delivered. Memory Support services and amenities include:
- An enriching dining experience including menu choices, social contact and cues to help with the steps of eating
- Easy-to-use technology that allows residents to connect with each other over similar interests and visit with you over video calls
- A digital profile with videos, games and more customized for each resident
- Private rooms (by availability)
- Laundry and housekeeping
- Emergency alert system 24/7
A partner for your family
Special memory-loss training program
All team members who engage with memory loss patients and their families participate in an advanced training that helps us deliver the right care and support for your loved one, including their unique physical, emotional, social and sensory needs.
How is Memory Support different from Assisted Living?Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects more than just one person. Our communities work with individuals, family members and care partners, searching for the right balance of respect and care. Our thoughtful layout and design reduces confusion and provides complete security 24/7. With special programs designed for those with memory loss, we help enable pleasant and peaceful days.
What is the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia?
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, depression or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas, leading to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.
What is Compassionate Touch®?
At Ascension Living, care is more than a word. It’s getting to know each of our residents and delivering personalized care that respects individual needs. We believe that touch is a vital element of human connection – and so easily overlooked.
In our Memory Support Residences, we combine compassion with simple, effective skilled touch and communication techniques that respect our resident’s dignity and let them know they are valued. Using the Compassionate Touch® program, our caregivers have been specially trained to use touch to connect with calm and comfort; decrease anxiety, promote sleep; ease pain; and reduce unnecessary use of certain medications.
What is Dementia Live®?
The Dementia Live® program is a unique tool that helps provide our care teams with a real-life simulation of what it’s like to live with dementia. Gaining this awareness assists our team members with connecting to their residents and family members on a more personal level.
We offer these programs hoping that our associates gain the knowledge, compassion, and sensitivity to help deliver the care that is right for you and your loved ones.
Learn more about Ascension Living communities and services
We’ve only begun to tell you our communities, services and residents’ stories. There’s much more to Ascension Living, and what you and your family may want to understand about:
- Our residences and accommodations
- Our inclusive and innovative culture
- Our local community presence and national network leverage
- Our professional, compassionate, devoted caregivers