Calgary memory care

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At a certain point in the progress of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias, it’s best for families to get professional care. Memory care communities in Calgary are designed and staffed with the needs of Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers in mind. Retirement homes offer dedicated care environments that will make your loved one’s life safer and easier. Below, learn more about memory care, find helpful links, and more.  

 

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Memory care in Calgary

The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park  

22 Shawnee Hill S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2Y 0P8

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Garrison Green by United Active Living  

3028 Don Ethell Boulevard SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 0C9

At Garrison Green by United Active Living, we offer memory care, independent, and assisted living. Enjoy spacious suites, in-suite laundry, fitness studio, art studio, flexible dining, underground parking and much more!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

The Manor Villages StayWell Manor  

174 Ypres Green SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 6M2

Staywell Manor Village offers elegant retirement living in the heart of Calgary. Whether you are looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, we have lifestyle options to meet your needs.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care

Trico LivingWell  

7670 4A St SW #100, Calgary, Alberta, T2V 4S3

Trico LivingWell is designed to empower older adults to live their best lives by facilitating inclusivity and togetherness through a holistic health, empathetic and personalized approach to aging.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Riverwalk Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living  

528 25 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, V2S 0L5

Riverwalk Retirement Residence is centrally located in the Cliff Bungalow-Mission community of Calgary. We offer a continuum of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

The benefits of moving to a Calgary memory care home

Dealing with middle- to late-stage dementia is one of the most difficult things families can go through. One way to make the best of things is to procure care from a community like those listed above, where the senior is surrounded by an environment tailored to their requirements, staffed by professionally-trained PSWs and care staff. 

Take a brief look at memory care features:

Specialized care settings are secured, often a separate unit, wing or floor, designed to manage elopement tendencies and create a safe space. Colour-coded hallways, circuitous hallway design, and circadian lighting are just a few aspects of design for memory care included in communities. Consult communities linked to above to learn what features they’ve included. 

Memory care communities in Calgary will offer smaller, more manageable groupings, often in discrete “neighbourhoods” in the building, or in household-like settings. Intimate environments make it easier for residents to feel familiar with those around them, including staff. This feature alleviates confusion, and the setting also naturally moderates factors like excessive noise which can lead to upset, disorientation, or the exacerbation of other negative symptoms of dementia.

Dedicated therapies in this setting help manage and temper symptoms. Therapies include programs like the Java Music Club, a research-based peer-support activity group program, with a calming effect. We offer more examples in the list of therapies in Alzheimer’s care communities. Communities listed above will inform you in detail about programs they offer. 

Care staff are professionally trained in techniques like gentle persuasion. They understand that negative behaviours are merely responsive. Training programs help them see the world through the eyes of those with dementia. When offering personal assistance with activities like bathing or feeding, care staff know how to be patient and to give their full attention.

Dedicated care plans are customized to meet the exact care needs of patients. 

Medical staff is onsite to help in case of an emergency.

Getting all the help you need to make the best choice

We hope that you have gotten all the help you can from the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary. We understand that it’s terribly difficult to lose a loved one to dementia. Situating them in a professionally-run environment will offer you some solace. We wish you all the best as you navigate the decisions you have to make. 

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