alzheimer's & memory care
Watercrest Senior Living provides a comprehensive memory care program
specifically designed to engage the senses, expand the mind and enhance the
emotions of our residents. We pride ourselves in staying current with innovative
lifestyle approaches, proven to be successful by years of experience serving
residents with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Our Program includes:
• Personal Life Silhouettes
• Multi-Sensory Enhancements
• Memories in the Making
• Music and Memory
Personal Life Silhouettes
Watercrest residents will continue to share their story through our Personal
Life Silhouettes program. An individual profile is created about each resident
reminiscing about times of celebration and memorable moments held close
to the heart. Seeing a picture of your perfect bride on your wedding day or
remembering the song that played during your first dance, these memories
are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and hot cinnamon breakfast
rolls magnifies our sensory engagements beyond sight and sound. Watercrest
residents will enjoy a variety of multi-sensory programs incorporating the
senses into mind building exercises. These exercises are incorporated into
everyday life, to stimulate cognitive flexibility.
Memories in the Making® Art program
Memories in the Making®, is a signature art program created by the
Alzheimer’s Association. It allows residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other
dementia to express themselves through art.
• Improves self-esteem
• Serves as an outlet for emotions
• Increases attention span and focus
• Activates neurons
• Reduces isolation and provides opportunity to socialize
• Taps in pockets of memories that still exist
• Reconnects families
Through the creative process of painting, residents speak to us, offering us
the essence of themselves.
Music and Memory
Research completed at the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest
Florida has compelling data showing how music enlivens the brain. Music
and Memory Program allows residents to connect with long term emotional
moments from back to the teenage years. Rhythm, pitch and melody are
processed in one part of the brain; and the words of the songs are then
recognized in additional parts. Particular songs can re-create remarkable
moments of life such as the song that was playing during your first kiss.
Health and Fitness
Our residents have access to the nation’s leading fitness program and instructors
who are certified in fitness and kinesiology. Exercise programs may include:
• Tai Chi
• Strength Training
• Relaxation and Meditation
• Walking Club
Care and Service
Certified Dementia Specialists
Raising the bar in service delivery through training, our Platinum Standards
require all Memory Care associates to be Certified Dementia Practitioners.
This nationally recognized certification for those serving residents with memory
loss far exceeds traditional care models, improving each resident and family
experience through excellence.
Licensed nurses on-site 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Identifying the importance of safety, residents receive medications from
licensed nurses on site 24 hours daily.
Individualized Service Plans (ISPs) and Designated Care Specialists
Research has shown that continuity of care and daily routine provide comfort
and a sense of security. Valuing each resident as unique and special, we tailor
individualized service plans (ISP) and assign designated care specialists to
provide care. Our well-trained associates are in tune with each resident we
care for and that connection improves quality of life.