Our facility at Spring Mill Senior Living has been a fundamental part of the community for many years. Recently, our SHINE® Memory Care curriculum has been recognized nationally by the Alzheimer’s Association® with a Certificate of Recognition. This association is the leading health organization dedicated to the care of Alzheimer’s patients as well as research into the condition nationwide.
We have received this prestigious distinction after a comprehensive review of our SHINE® Memory Care curriculum. Our program has been determined to follow the latest expert opinions and best practices when it comes to delivering individualized memory care to each resident.
Because this distinction is only shared by seven other memory care providers in the nation, local families can enjoy peace of mind that they have access to the highest-quality memory care services in their area.
We have asked the memory care experts at Spring Mill for practical guidance they can offer families who are searching for living options for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Here are the qualities they say to look for:
Compassion & Understanding
When a loved one displays symptoms of a memory-related condition, it can be hard for family members, too. You may need to take practical next steps when deciding on the best living arrangement for your loved one. Although you may wish that your loved one can stay at home with you, in most cases it is downright challenging. Caregiving is a full-time responsibility, and family members may not have the necessary expertise in memory care. Burnout is a very real phenomenon which can cause both patients and their loved ones to suffer. Having assisted many families with navigating similar challenges, Spring Mill says that choosing a memory care provider can be the best option, both for patients and their loved ones.
Here, we achieve this through keeping family members updated on their loved one’s progress in our person-centered SHINE® Memory Care program.
Because no two individuals are the same, we believe that personalization is key when it comes to memory care. SHINE® is built on six points of focus:
- Team member training
- My Story, a biographical storybook personalized to each resident’s life
- Engaging dining experiences
- Life enhancement
- Neighborhood that has been designed with safety in mind
Our individualized and person-centered approach is the latest trend in the dementia care industry. Our trained and certified team members can build an individualized program catered to each resident’s unique abilities and needs in maximizing the level of support they need to live a full and healthy life.
If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia and are keen to discuss their senior living options, please call Spring Mill Senior Living at 484.296.0151 and request to speak with a Senior Lifestyle Counselor.