Memory Support

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.

 

Services

Memory Support features the Hearthstone Institute’s world-renowned I’m Still Here® approach to Memory Support.

Evidence-Based APPROACH

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.

Pesto Chicken Soup

Creamy soup blends flavorful pesto with chicken, white beans, and spinach

Beef Orzo Soup

Vegetables, beef chunks, and vegetables make for a delicious, hearty soup

Sautéed Flounder & Orange Shallots

Delicate fish is balanced with a sweet and savory orange-shallot sauce

Rack of Lamb

Roasted to perfection with spices and served with traditional mint sauce

Apple Walnut Cake

Marrying together sweet apples with rich, nutty walnuts in this wonderful cake

Cheesecake

Rich and decadent, cheesecake can be served plain or with a choice of berry toppings

Sample Activities

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.

Music

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.

Cognitive Stimulation

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.

Technology

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.

1 Bath
524 sq. ft.

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