The transition to memory care can be one of the most difficult decisions a family makes. Our compassionate team is committed to helping seniors not only get the physical care they need—but also enjoy the highest possible quality of life. Read more about our approach to memory care.
Our compassionate staff works with each resident and family to provide life enriching programs, and to create an environment where residents can succeed and thrive while maintaining as much familiarity as possible. Small accomplishments, such as working on a memory book, baking, or even making a bed, can be highly therapeutic and encouraging.
Our private and affordable companion apartments are located in our friendly neighborhood setting. Our community features a comfortable lounge, family-style dining and vibrant living spaces. The beautifully landscaped grounds provide a secure outdoor setting with continuous walking paths in a tranquil setting.
It’s proven that residents with memory loss better maintain cognitive function, language skills, and a healthy routine with consistent social interaction. Memory Care Companion Suites create meaningful social connection between residents, and create affordable access to high-quality care. Studies show that older adults who move from an isolated home environment to a community setting experience the greatest health benefits from the daily social interaction, even greater than the benefits of regular medication management and balanced daily nutrition.
Upon admission, our Memory Care Director meets with new residents and families to develop a personal care plan, which includes an assessment of the resident’s physical and psychological needs, as well as personal preferences for care. We tailor care to meet each individual’s symptoms, recognizing every individual will be affected differently with memory loss. Our highly trained team—including around-the-clock licensed nurse supervision—tends to all our residents’ needs, from medication management to physical wellness. We update this plan regularly, or as a resident’s health changes.
Walk into our Memory Care, and you may see a resident petting a dog or cat, washing their hands with a warm lavender-scented cloth, or singing a familiar tune around the piano. Senses of touch, scent, and rhythm remain strong as memories fade. Our team members continually tap these senses to soothe and connect with residents.
At Bethesda Gardens, we have adopted Teepa Snow’s outcome-based approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. With a focus on communication and the value of personal connections, our goal is to improve the quality of life for everyone — our residents and their families.