Memory Care at The Fountains
The search for quality Memory Care for a senior loved one can be challenging. At The Fountains of West County, we understand how difficult it is to trust someone else to care for a loved that has Alzheimer’s disease.
Our Memory Care Neighborhood provides adults with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia diagnosis a comfortable and safe place to call home. Family members can relax knowing their loved one is part of a community of caregivers who know how to support their unique needs. Our convenient location makes it easy for families in Ellisville, Chesterfield, Ballwin and Wildwood to stay connected to their senior loved one.
Person-Centered Alzheimer’s Care
In Memory Care Neighborhood, we use a person-centered approach to care. We begin by developing an individual plan for each resident, paying careful attention to their abilities and their challenges. This approach allows residents to maintain their independence longer.
Each caregiver and support team member gets to know your loved one. We learn about their life before Alzheimer’s disease and what still connects and engages them today. We use this knowledge to structure their day in a meaningful and successful way.
Specialty Staff in The Fountains of West County Memory Care Neighborhood
Dedicated staff who understand the unique challenges of Alzheimer’s is the core of our program. Through our-in-house training program, we teach caregivers how to work with adults who have memory loss in ways that preserve their dignity and self-esteem. Family members can feel confident in the people who care for their loved one in our Memory Care Neighborhood.
A Typical Day
Routine and structure are both important when an adult has memory loss because Alzheimer’s robs people of their ability to plan. Therefore, structure encourages success. Residents of The Fountains of West County Memory Care Neighborhood benefit from a day designed to support their daily routine.
A Day in the Life of our Memory Care Residents
Visit our Memory Care Neighborhood and you can see for yourself just how carefully we structure our residents’ days. Every activity is planned to promote self-esteem and engagement.
Here’s what a typical day looks like for our residents:
Memory Care Services and Amenities
Residents of our Memory Care Neighborhood benefit from being a part of a thoughtfully designed Alzheimer’s care program. Our program is dedicated to promoting feelings of security, peacefulness and life enrichment among people with Alzheimer’s. We provide assistance with the physical and emotional challenges caused by this disease while encouraging residents to engage with the world around them.
Caregivers are on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support residents’ needs. Our Memory Care services and amenities are designed around a holistic, person-centered approach to caring.
The care and services each resident of our Memory Care Neighborhood receives helps them to have a safe and meaningful day:
- The individual plan of care for each resident is based on their unique needs and abilities
- Support with the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) commonly includes bathing, grooming, dressing and toileting
- Nursing care to monitor for health changes and to promote overall wellness
- Medication administration and management
- Dining designed to support their nutritional needs
- Frequent well-being checks and oversight
- A structured calendar of life enrichment activities that support the mind, body and spirit of a person with Alzheimer’s
- Transportation for scheduled outings
- All utilities with the exception of the telephone
- Daily housekeeping
- Routine laundry service
Memory Care Floor Plans
We offer studio, one bedroom and shared suite apartment homes in our Memory Care Community. Our apartments are designed with attention to detail and comfort in mind, so that each resident can stay as independent as possible.
Shared Suite Apartment
One Bedroom Apartment
DiningMeals can be challenging for seniors who have dementia related diseases and Alzheimer’s disease and for their family caregivers. The disease causes vision impairments including the loss of depth perception. This makes it harder for people with Alzheimer’s to distinguish the food on their plate. We designed our own dining program to help adults with dementias and Alzheimer’s overcome mealtime obstacles. Our Memory Care Neighborhood resident’s benefit from a supportive and peaceful dining environment. Here is what you will find at The Fountains of West County:
- A warm and home-like dining room with a full kitchen.
- Home-style meals with foods chosen for their nutritional value as well as sensory and visual appeal. The sight and smell of food can help increase the amount a person with Alzheimer’s eats.
- We utilize placemats and dinnerware in contrasting colors to make the plate and the foods on it easier to distinguish.
- Specially trained Alzheimer’s caregivers assist residents during mealtimes in ways that promote success and self-esteem.
- Foods are prepared in a manner that makes them easier to eat. Bite-sized foods and finger foods allow for mealtime success.