Our Pledge for the Best In Memory Care
PROTECT, ENGAGE & LOVE
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.
Everything we do is centered on the uniqueness of each individual. Our programs are tailored to fit special the qualities, preferences and abilities of your loved one and no one else. Taking this approach helps pave the way to a stronger connection with family, other residents and the environment around them.
Our hand-chosen care partners are steeped in the art of intuitive care and tolerant observation to help meet unexpressed needs. These persevering acts of kindness are an essential key to ensuring that each resident has a sense of belonging.
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 online programs for recreation, learning, mental stimulation, and even to communicate with their loved ones.
Computer-based entertainment programs include:
- Digitally enhanced music recordings from past generations
- Restored black and white film classics archive
- Flight simulators, tailored to age and ability
- Nature scenes and sounds audio technology
- Travel webcams
These programs help create a connection to the past, and often spark a new found interest or link to the present.
We realize some of our residents are unable to use traditional assistance call systems. We have installed unobtrusive 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 comes into our community to understand its amazing impact.
In addition to pet visitors, we are “pet friendly”. That means many of our residents, upon approval, are able to bring their canine companions or feline friends here to live with them at Amber Grove Place.
Custom Menus & Nutrition
Nutrition is critical to the health and wellness of those with memory loss or 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.
We thoroughly enjoy creating everything from homemade soups (from scratch) and fresh fruit smoothies, to our residents’ favorite family recipes. Sometimes we even get to “lick the spoon!”