Our Pledge for the Best In Memory Care
When a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s hard to know where to turn and who to trust. Of course you want them to receive the very best in treatment and care. But you also want them to be treated as an adult with a unique story, someone with personal preferences, abilities and dignity. That is why we make this pledge to you:
- We will answer all of your questions honestly and completely.
- We will seek to discover all that is unique and special about your loved one, including their lifetime story and family experiences.
- We will provide a purpose-filled environment for your loved one that is person-centered to fit their special needs, goals and abilities.
- We will provide your loved one with highly trained professionals with a passion to serve.
- We will keep you and your family connected and involved in every aspect of their care.
Person-Centered Care with Pathways Of Purpose
At Anthem, we take a holistic view of dementia. We take into consideration an individual's biological factors (the type and extent of dementia, comorbidities, and specific cognitive and physical limitations) and psychosocial factors (background, history, preferences, and culture), as well as their faith and spiritual practices. Pathways of Purpose embraces evidence-based practices that focus on enhancing well-being and treats activities not as “busy work” but as life-enhancing interventions. Anthem’s life-engagement strategies are created to bring joy into the lives of residents, their family members, and Anthem team members while alleviating the distress that comes from the experience of memory loss. Anthem Memory Care’s overarching purpose is to protect, engage, and love people living with memory loss. The cornerstone of how that purpose is activated can be found in our life engagement program, Pathways of Purpose.
Technology in Service of Care
We believe in using technology, not as a replacement to care, but to augment and enhance the experience of your loved one. That is why we use the highly innovative It's Never 2 Late™ (iN2L) interactive programs, that allow residents, regardless of ability level, to use special on-line programs for recreation, learning, mental stimulation, and even to communicate with their loved ones.
We realize some of our residents are unable to use traditional assistance call systems. We have installed unobtrusive digital technology in our communities in order to monitor the safety of our residents 24/7.
Multigenerational programs bring smiles and delight to both young and old. We call these programs “Better Together.” Our communities schedule regular visits from student volunteers and trips to local schools to allow residents to engage with young people. It’s a breath of fresh air to observe as eyes light up, along with lots of smiles and laughter. These tender and spontaneous interactions have a way of sparking memories and connecting residents to those around them in fresh, new ways.
Animals bring with them a unique therapy of their own. Through local partnerships, we are able to provide regular animal visits; and they never fail to bring joy and delight. The positive effects of pet therapy on seniors are well known; but you need only see their faces light up when a friendly animal walks into our center to understand its amazing impact.
Custom Menus & Nutrition
Nutrition is critical to the health and wellness of those with cognitive impairment. This is why we provide a very specialized menu for each of our residents. We work together with you and your loved one's physician to determine the most beneficial nutrition and meal plan. Then we let our chefs go to work to make every meal as tasty and appealing as it is nutritious.