Memory Loss in Retirement Living

At Revera, we are proud to offer high-quality programs and options for our individuals living with Dementia and Cognitive Impairment within our Memory Care Neighbourhoods in our retirement homes.

What is memory care for seniors?

“Memory Care” is the support our homes have in place to assist residents affected by diseases that affect memory to continue living a life of purpose. We deliver best in class memory care through a unique multi-layered approach, designed specifically for each individual and enhanced by personal care services to ensure the resident is safe, comfortable, and engaged in their community. Our staff are available 24 hours a day, each specially trained to care for residents who may have complex feelings of frustration, anxiety, or issues with communication due to changes in cognition.

Our residents live in a secure environment, located in a dedicated section of our residences. It promotes safety and wellbeing while still allowing our individuals to be engaged in large group events and to interact and socialize outside of the secure space. The calm, comfortable settings are located close to our premier amenities, with fine dining, and active living programming at their fingertips to enhance every day-to-day interaction.

What services are offered in memory care and how is it different from assisted living?

Our memory care residents experience the same trusted services and programs found in assisted living but further enhanced and tailored to focus on residents living with memory loss. Our residents living within our Memory Care Neighbourhoods enjoy nutritious and delicious meals, active living programming, and services such as housekeeping and laundry, but with an increased level of support to ensure they are engaged and able to participate to the best of their ability.

What are the benefits of memory care?

When a loved one requires additional support for Memory Care that cannot be met at home, there is often immediate peace of mind for the family that he or she is being cared for as they need, in a safe, secure, comfortable home. Additionally, residents benefit from:

  • Healthy and delicious meals
  • Quality active living programming tailored to keep them engaged and meet their specific needs
  • Access to assistance 24 hours a day from specially trained staff
  • Enhanced way finding and cueing
  • Community interaction and socialization
  • Entertainment

Signs it might be time to consider memory care

You may have questions about whether it is time to consider memory care for yourself or for a loved one.

Our podcast series, “Forget Me Not” hosted by Dr. Rhonda Collins, Revera’s Chief Medical Officer, helps people better understand dementia.

In the series, Dr. Collins explains the difference between dementia and normal forgetfulness:

Every one of us has moments where we forget things from time to time. You go to the fridge to get something and then stand there with the door open for 5 minutes wondering what you were looking for, and as soon as you close the door, you remember what you were looking for. That is normal forgetfulness. That is the day to day we have so much on our minds that we lose track of things. That’s typical forgetfulness. When you can recall later in the day what it was you were trying to remember, that’s normal.

The difference between cognitive impairment and forgetfulness is that that recall isn’t there. And the difference between cognitive impairment and dementia, is that in dementia it becomes profound enough to interfere with our regular, daily activities.

Your CARP membership entitles you to a $2,000 Move-In Bonus when signing a new lease with Revera Retirement Living.

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