Memory Care & Dementia Support
The memory care and dementia support program at the Edgewood Centre is designed to enhance the quality of life of residents living with memory impairment or dementia. Our goal is to always maximize independence, ensure dignity and provide steady support for families. With over 40 years of experience, we are prepared to support the changing physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those dealing with any stage of memory impairment or dementia.
When memory care & dementia support are needed
There are potential signs that someone who’s living with dementia may need more support. There may be changes in behavior, a decline in physical health, increased issues with their physical safety or increased challenges for caregivers making it more difficult to care for the person with memory impairment or dementia on their own.
Because it is a progressive disease and care needs intensify over time, at-home caregivers may feel that 24-hour care by trained professionals would benefit the family and their loved one.
Why Edgewood for memory care & dementia support?
Edgewood staff in all departments are carefully selected and offered specialized training in memory impairment and dementia care. This program, CMS Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes, was developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides high-quality training that emphasizes the importance of resident-centered care for those with dementia and covers everything from dining and nutrition to encouraging independence.
We focus on mind, body & spirit
Our life enrichment professionals specialize in fostering the self-expression, camaraderie and creativity that are part of a meaningful and joy-filled life. Programming is fully individualized and varies with the cognitive ability and social preferences of each resident in our dementia care program. Some residents look forward to scenic rides along the Seacoast while others enjoy live musical entertainment or pet therapy programs.
A waterfront home in a great neighborhood
Adaptations inside Edgewood and on the grounds encourage freedom of mobility and maximize the opportunity to enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Residents can dine on waterfront porches and patios, stroll in a handicapped accessible courtyard and enjoy activities in an atrium overlooking a pristine wildlife pond. Children from our on-site early learning center visit often – bringing healthy doses of smiles and laughter to those who call Edgewood home.
Memory care services
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
Medical Providers On-Site Three Days per Week
24-hour Skilled Nursing and Interdisciplinary Care
Ventilator Management by Respiratory Care Practitioner In-House Staff versus Contracted Services
On-Site Specialists in Hospice including Nursing, Social Work and Chaplain
Coordination of Treatment with Primary Care Physicians
Medication Administration and Pain Management
Comfort Care Programs such as Reiki and Spa Days filled with Paraffin Dips, Hand Massages and Chi
Music and Memory Cognitive Therapy