At Pathways, we have dedicated homes for our residents with Alzheimer’s, other types of dementia or other forms of memory loss. Our memory care program focuses on getting to know our residents and their histories – the details of their lives - so we can help create the most pleasant environment possible for them as individuals. Our clinical team is dedicated to maintaining the dignity and individuality of every resident who has chosen to call Pathways home.
Ongoing dementia-specific training by our Clinical Director and other certified dementia specialists keeps our staff on top of current best practices and allows them to provide personalized care that is best suited for each resident’s needs.
Our homes are relaxing and comforting with just the right amount of stimulation provided to increase alertness and maintain quality of life. Each home features a spacious living room for activities and socializing throughout the day, with an additional quiet study for those who would like to relax on their own or visit with friends and family. The dining area features family-style dining where residents gather for mealtimes with soft music for an enjoyable dining experience. This intimate small home design helps our memory care residents retain a feeling of familiarity with their surroundings and enjoy a “sense of place” – something particularly important for those with dementia. Recent research has shown that a smaller home setting along with specific caregiving techniques and methods can lower rates of depression and anxiety in those with dementia.
We offer personalized activities along with group engagement to ensure we are fulfilling each resident’s needs. Stimulation through games, music, conversation, and pet and music therapy visits are just a few of the programs offered. For those needing more sensory enhancement to calm them or to increase alertness, a special multi-sensory therapy room has been designed using visual effects, soothing nature sounds, music, aromatherapy and textiles such as soft objects to touch or hold for warmth and comfort.
Each of our Memory Care specific homes is secure as is our beautiful courtyard. Our residents can enjoy a stroll through the neighborhood, sit and watch the quail and hummingbirds forage or help tend the raised garden in the company of a caregiver. We invite you to come visit us today… and experience the Pathways Difference.