1. Familiar Holiday Traditions
2. Maintaining a Calm Environment
During the holidays, many families experience increased stress and busyness. For individuals with memory loss, changes in routine or a bustling atmosphere can be overwhelming. Our Valeo Memory Care Neighborhood is carefully designed to create a calm and soothing environment, reducing anxiety and confusion during the holiday season.
3. Providing Structured Activities
Structured activities are essential for individuals with memory loss. During the holidays, we offer a variety of activities and programs that are tailored to the unique needs and interests of our memory care residents. These activities are not only enjoyable but also help maintain cognitive function and engagement.
4. Offering Emotional Support
Holidays can stir up a mix of emotions for everyone. For families with loved ones in memory care, it can be challenging to witness changes in behavior or memory. Our compassionate team at The Mansions provides emotional support to families during this time, helping them navigate the complex emotions that may arise.
5. Involving Families in Celebrations
While ensuring the comfort and well-being of residents is our top priority, we also recognize the importance of involving families in holiday celebrations. We encourage families to participate in holiday events and activities, creating moments of connection and joy for both residents and their loved ones. To view any upcoming events at The Mansion Assisted Living & Memory care visit our Event page!
Valeo Memory Care Neighborhood: Providing Specialized Care
At The Mansions, our Valeo Memory Care Neighborhood is at the heart of our commitment to supporting residents with memory loss during the holidays and year-round. Our approach is rooted in person-centered care, focusing on each individual’s unique needs, preferences, and history. With a dedicated team of trained professionals, we offer the following signature programs:
- Life Story Assessment: We believe in the power of storytelling. Understanding a resident’s life story, interests, and past experiences helps us create meaningful and personalized holiday celebrations.
- Valeo Wellness: Our holistic approach to wellness includes physical, mental, and emotional well-being. During the holidays, we emphasize the importance of maintaining routines and providing opportunities for residents to engage in activities that bring them joy.
- Valeo to Go: Our mobile program ensures that residents can participate in holiday activities both within our community and in the broader community, fostering a sense of connection and belonging.
- Valeo’s Artful Antics: Art therapy is a powerful tool for self-expression and communication. We encourage residents to engage in creative holiday-themed art projects to stimulate their minds and connect with others.
Resources for Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
We understand that Alzheimer’s and dementia care can be complex, and families often seek additional resources and information. Here are some external links to valuable organizations and websites that provide support and guidance:
- Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association offers a wealth of resources, including educational materials, caregiver support, and information on Alzheimer’s research.
- Dementia Care Central: Dementia Care Central provides practical advice, tips, and resources for families and caregivers of individuals with dementia.
- National Institute on Aging (NIA): NIA offers comprehensive information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including research updates and caregiver resources.
- Family Caregiver Alliance: This organization offers support, resources, and education for family caregivers, including those caring for individuals with dementia.
Supporting loved ones in memory care during the holidays is a meaningful endeavor that requires empathy, understanding, and access to specialized care. At The Mansions Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, our Valeo Memory Care Neighborhood is dedicated to providing the highest level of support for residents with memory loss. By preserving traditions, maintaining a calm environment, offering structured activities, providing emotional support, and involving families in celebrations, we ensure that the holidays are filled with joy and connection. If you’re seeking expert memory care services for your loved one, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to schedule a visit. Together, we can make this holiday season special for your family.