Memory Care supports the needs of people living with various stages of memory loss in a long-term care setting. A preventative well-being program focuses on quality of life beyond a resident’s daily clinical care needs. We created a special area within our long-term care facility, enhanced with environmental features and program services to best support the holistic care needs of people living with memory loss.
We strive to create a culture in which “we work where our residents live” versus “they live where we work.”
Through family-like relationships, we create days that go beyond predictable clinical outcomes, inspiring better quality of lives.
Our vision is to create a long-term care setting where people living with memory loss can contribute while connecting with others in meaningful ways each day.
People living with memory loss need to know they are cared about, valued, and needed. At Lexington, we create opportunities for residents to use their remaining abilities and connect with others through fulfilling interactions and contributions.
Going beyond the prepared group leisure activities on our monthly calendar, memory care opportunities focus on everyday moments to provide a better quality of life for each person. Contributions and connections that may occur each day may include conversations about meaningful topics and events from a resident’s life history, singing songs, laughing together, helping to pass out supplies, assisting with set-up or clean-up of planned activities, providing a favorite blanket and music or, sometimes, just a hug.
Lexington has worked to develop ways to improve family members’ visits with their loved one. An interactive walking path, designed with panoramic outdoor murals, provides conversation prompters. Visitor baskets with supplies provided to make a “meaningful visit” for both family members and residents are available. Working as partners with family members, Lexington Health Network is committed to making every day a meaningful day for our residents living with memory loss.