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.

Multi-Sensory Enhancements

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
  • Yoga
  • 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.