Life at Home
A more common refrain being echoed by families of seniors is that a person they love and care for is living with memory loss that is having a profound effect on their ability to live safely at home and on their ability to perform daily living tasks. Seniors living with dementia and their caregivers admit to struggling to maintain even a modest quality of life. Upon reflection by a loved one or trusted friend, there is a realization that these seniors need enhanced support and specialized services to address memory impairment, while the caregivers need to revitalize their own lives so that the time they spend with their afflicted loved one is of high quality.
The Solution – Memory Care at Colebrook Village
Our Egis Memory Support Neighborhood offers a prosthetic, uncluttered environment which is safe, secure, and equipped with amenities to promote a very purposeful life for persons who have memory impairment. Egis is a term which means “the protector”, and our mission within the Egis neighborhood is to give seniors with memory loss the protection they need while our staff guides each resident to achieve a high quality of life at whatever stage of dementia they may be experiencing. Memory support assisted living at Colebrook Village offers the same or similar services as are provided to residents receiving assisted services in the community at large, except that residents are provided enhanced supervision and memory support while performing daily living for themselves.
The Egis neighborhood is a secured area accessed only through controlled doors. Residents are offered a studio apartment with private bath, separate common area activity, and dining space, and secured outdoor recreational spaces. The caregivers of residents who come to live with us can enroll in our caregivers’ support group and are invited to continue to play a key role in the care of their mom or dad.
Core Amenities for Memory Care Studio Apartments:
- Studio apartment only
- No kitchens are provided to enhance safety
- Private bathrooms in each unit with walk-in shower
- State-of-the-art emergency call, with pull-cords in several locations
- Individually controlled AC/Heat
- Smoke detector/sprinkler
The Egis neighborhood will be led by a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner and staffed by professional and dedicated caregivers well-trained and mission-driven to help residents live and thrive with memory impairment. Our cutting-edge enrichment program embodies and mixes the philosophies of Habilitation Therapy, Errorless Learning, and Montessori-based learning methods, the goal is to evoke in each resident a positive emotion throughout each day. This unique approach to enrichment for persons with memory loss includes continuously adapting activities to match the resident’s remaining functional and cognitive capacities and enriching their social environment. The staff is specially trained on communication best practices to make it easier for residents to express themselves. Residents residing in the Egis neighborhood may partake in a variety of activities and aspects of our unique specialty programming Wellness 4-Later Life.