Memory Support at The Highlands provides life-enriching Memory Support and care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Our model is centered around a core belief that everyone deserves a life worth living, so we make it our mission to provide residents with a meaningful, purposeful and personalized lifestyle. Support and care for those living with memory impairment are provided in a state-of-the art neighborhood with a biophilic design. Meaning our building is specifically designed to increase residents’ connectivity to the natural environment through the use of direct nature, indirect nature, and space and place conditions. Days are filled with structured, purposeful activities, events and programming. We believe that when residents are engaged in activities aligned with their abilities, their self-esteem is supported and they enjoy a renewed sense of purpose in life. Our studios begin at $266 and our one bedrooms begin at $325 a day which include delicious meals, activities, and more with others.
Memory Support features the Hearthstone Institute’s world-renowned I’m Still Here® approach to Memory Support.
I’m Still Here® is based on the belief that every person living with dementia can experience a high quality of life regardless of the severity of their memory loss. Featuring a person-centered approach, specialized communication, activities that encourage personal choice and techniques that support learning, I’m Still Here® offers a message of hope. It’s a proven philosophy that emphasizes purposeful engagement. When residents are involved in activities that are meaningful and interesting to them, behaviors such as the 4A’s of Alzheimer’s – Agitation, Anxiety, Aggression, and Apathy – are reduced.
I’m Still Here® ensures that unique interests and skills are incorporated into each person’s day so that experiences are meaningful and fulfilling. Most importantly, I’m Still Here® celebrates the person who is always present, even as the disease progresses.
Residents are given space to sing, dance, and live a full life with activities that not just nurture but that also leaves room for reminiscing.
It is proven that music is very powerful when working with individuals who have dementia. Embracing this ideology, we offer a variety of music programs developed to be cognitively stimulating, emotionally soothing and capable of touching the deepest memories of the individual. Some of these programs include sing-alongs, music therapy visits, rhythm circles, and Music Bingo.
The Activities Program strives to stimulate and retain the cognitive abilities that our residents still have. To do this, we utilize trivia, word games, basic math puzzles, reminiscing, and reading circles.
The IN2L (It’s Never 2 Late) computer system is designed for individuals who have dementia. The system features a wide variety of apps that offer cognitive stimulation, relaxation techniques, exercise, reminiscing and just plain fun. Our mobile system offers capabilities for group, 1 to 1 and in room use of the system.