Our lives are full of experiences but it’s how we remember them that reveals who we really are. For that simple reason, we do everything possible to genuinely know the rich and meaningful memories of every person who lives in our Valeo™ memory care neighborhood. Then, and only then, do we weave what we’ve learned into every aspect of our support. After all, the more profoundly we know your family member or friend, 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, we’ve created specialized and customized learning techniques for each resident, and woven life-enrichment programs 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.
Dining is essential when you’re working to weave healthy patterns, opportunities for social interaction and moments of joy into everyday life. Here at The Mansions at Sandy Springs, memory care residents are served Valeo™ Bites that are easy to swallow and crafted with fresh ingredients that promote increased cognition and overall wellness. And because dining is more satisfying when it’s a social experience, our nurturing team members make a habit of eating with residents as often as possible.
The memory care community at The Mansions at Sandy Springs is a community focused on family. The team members work here because they have a desire to connect with each resident and empower them to live fuller lives where they thrive each day. We’re supportive and dedicated to each residents’ well-being.
We do not believe in limiting the potential of residents or team members. Everyone in the community — wellness team members to skilled operations and dining teams — are trained to support individuals living with memory impairments. The distinctive needs of residents is at the top of our priority list, as well as discovering moments of joy each day. Our teams are empowered to take the time they need to slow down and personally connect with each resident. 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 network of support. They are trained to go above and beyond to provide exceptional encounters and exceed the needs of each resident. We strive to not just provide support to residents — we want to understand who they are, where they came from and where they want to go. Team members are inspired 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 decompress the next day for relaxation and privacy. We support each resident’s needs and how and when they want to interact each day.
Families are often the root of joy and success for those living with a memory impairment. Our Valeo memory care community invites family and friends who want to visit, engage with residents and reminisce on fond memories. Our team will help families in creating comfortable spaces for connection and help you preserve the legacy of relatives and friends for your children and grandchildren.