Each of us is the sum of our experiences but it’s our memories that reveal our true selves. That’s why we work so hard at The Mansions to truly know the rich and meaningful memories of every person who lives in our Valeo™ memory care neighborhood. We then integrate those memories into our care. After all, the more profoundly we know your loved one, the more profoundly we can help him or her thrive.
At the center of our person-centered approach is Valeo, which powerfully engages individuals in every way possible: physically, spiritually, socially and intellectually. In addition, our memory care space has also been carefully designed with memory cues, specialized and customized learning techniques for each resident and life-enrichment programs woven into all aspects of life here. It all adds up to days filled with more joy, independence and meaning.
Derived from the Latin word meaning “to thrive,” Valeo is comprised of specific programs created for residents living with memory impairments like Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, as well as a holistic wellness philosophy. The Valeo programs at The Mansions community are customized for each individual resident, taking into account their unique abilities and preferences. The wellness philosophy engages residents and encourages them to improve their well-being through four pillar focus areas:
The goal of the Valeo philosophy is to provide daily stimulation and give each resident personalized opportunities for one-on-one engagement. In an empowering environment, we help people build relationships and pursue their interests.
We know how important dining is to building joy, rhythm and interaction into every day. Here at The Mansions, memory care residents dine with Valeo Bites that are easy to swallow and crafted with fresh ingredients that promote increased cognition and overall wellness. Dining is traditionally a social experience, so team members often eat with residents and help promote stability and familiarity with the opportunity to socialize and get to know each other.
The memory care community at The Mansions is a family in and of itself. The team members work here because they want to connect with people and empower them to live stronger, fuller lives. We’re optimistic, supportive and dedicated to each resident’s well-being.
Limiting potential is not something we believe in for our residents or team members. Everyone in the community — wellness team members to expert operations and dining teams — are trained to support individuals with memory impairments. The unique needs of residents are our priority, as is finding moments of joy each day. Our teams are empowered to take the time they need to slow down and connect. We’ll help build their own unique experience and the lifestyle that fits their preferences, with the support they deserve.
At The Mansions, every person on the team is part of the support network. Team members are trained to go above and beyond to provide exceptional experiences and meet the needs of each resident. But our goal isn’t just to support residents — we want to understand who they are, where they came from and where they want to go. Team members are encouraged to start conversations, learn about interests and share experiences with residents. We also empower each and every resident to take time for themselves. Connect and discover shared interests one day, then take some quiet time for relaxation and privacy the next. We support their needs and how they want to interact each day.
Families are often one of the core pillars of joy and success for those living with a memory impairment. Our Valeo memory care community is open to family and friends who want to visit, engage with residents and reconnect with fond memories. We’ll work with you to create comfortable spaces for connection and help you preserve the legacy of relatives and friends for your children and grandchildren.