A holistic approach
With memory support at Symphony at Mentor, people living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia benefit from individualized care and strong relationships with specially trained staff, in a secure, intentionally designed neighborhood. Our DAYPULSE approach to care and engagement programs creates a consistent daily routine based on energy patterns of those living with memory loss in order to help stabilize mood, alleviate anxiety, improve sleep and stimulate appetite.
THE DAYPULSE APPROACH
Each day’s routine is structured around three distinct energy levels.
Memory loss often causes disrupted physical and mental daily energy patterns. Day and night cycles can be reversed, leading to poor sleep, apathy, anxiety and decreased appetite.
Our DayPulse approach to care and engagement programs adds structure and predictability to daily life, by providing a consistent daily routine based on the energy patterns of those living with memory loss.
As a licensed assisted living community in Ohio, we offer the following care and wellness services:
ADL (ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING) SUPPORT
- Bathing, Showering, Oral Care and Grooming Support
- Dressing/Undressing Support
- Toileting Assistance
- Incontinence Management
- Escorts To and From Meals and Events
- Assistance with Self-Administration of Medications
- Three Nutritious, Freshly Prepared Meals Daily
- Mealtime Assistance and Adaptive Dining Equipment
THERAPY & SAFETY
- Status Checks
- Safety Checks
- Standard Fall Risk Precautions
NURSING & MONITORING
- Weight and Vitals Monitoring (if assessed for or ordered by Physician)
*as allowed by state regulations/licensure
Residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia benefit from a safe environment and thoughtful approach.
Staff trained in dementia care support the needs of each resident with a focus on clear distinguishable choices throughout the day. We also tailor our care with mood stabilizing lavender-scented towels and aromatherapy diffusers to calm, de-stress and enhance overall mood.
Research shows that regular exercise for those with dementia or other forms of Alzheimer’s can potentially help limit cognitive decline. Residents enjoy walking, stretching, and games that help maintain flexibility and mobility.
Residents experience daily programs that stimulate the senses through music, the arts and exercise along with group outings to stay connected and engaged.
Mealtime is another opportunity for residents to connect with each other. Meals served on vibrantly colored plates help residents see their food more clearly. The Creative Kitchen program activates smell and taste while residents cook alongside culinary staff and reminisce over delicious meals from their past.
Secure indoor and outdoor spaces encourage independence, and furniture designed for older people is arranged to promote conversation and connection. Artwork is carefully chosen to invoke a sense of nostalgia and place.
What are memory support apartments like?
Memory support apartments and are designed for comfort, safety, accessibility – and connection. Their smaller floor plan is intentional, to encourage residents to spend time engaging with their neighbors and caregivers, in common spaces. Studio and shared-suite options feature a private bathroom.
How much does memory support cost?
In addition to a monthly apartment rental rate, memory support services are offered at a monthly rate based on the amount and type of services performed. Services are based on estimated time required for service per month and the care team member(s) providing the service (i.e. Licensed Nurse, Care Partner and Medication Technician).