When a loved one receives dementia or Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, it affects the entire family. Dealing with gradual behavior changes and increasing medical needs is difficult, and that stress can worsen when long-term care options become necessary.
It’s our mission to relieve that stress from your family.
At Frontier, we believe the process of selecting a new memory care community for your loved one should be an enjoyable one. And while memory illness presents incredible challenges to people worldwide, there is still an opportunity for a rich and meaningful lifestyle with every resident.
Memory Care is a specialized level of care that focuses specifically on older adults with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or other memory-related illnesses. Residents live onsite in an assisted living community where they have 24-hour access to a wide range of care options. Whether they need routine access to healthcare professionals, help to complete day-to-day activities like bathing and transferring, or both, they are taken care of in a memory care community.
Access to caring staff is where the value truly lies in senior living. Residents living in memory care units receive extra help with many different tasks from specialized caregivers. These hospitality and healthcare staff members monitor residents’ well-being and help keep them healthy.
These services are robust. They include everything from convenient access to skilled nursing to activities of daily living (ADLs) – whatever is necessary to maintain a safe and secure living environment. But not all residents are the same. The right Frontier Management Memory Care Community can tailor their services to fit your loved one’s individual needs.
Many of these services are similar to assisted living facilities, but memory care emphasizes developing and maintaining cognitive functions. At Frontier, our caregivers go above and beyond to ensure your loved one is not only safe and secure but also living a happy and purposeful life.
We believe memory care residents should live in an environment that:
Most importantly, our staff focuses on increasing & maintaining quality of life as much as possible. We’re 100% committed to this focus. Our staff ensures each resident receives round-the-clock attention, hands-on senior care, and continuous access to engaging social events.
When it comes to Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, our communities are among the best in the business. Our success (and the reason residents and family members alike love our communities) is due to our award-winning SPARK care program.
This research-based approach is inspired by Montessori Methods and is key to providing life-changing services to residents. SPARK focuses on engagement, a social lifestyle, and inclusion within the community at large.
The SPARK Difference
The SPARK method is based on the teachings and research of Maria Montessori and Dr. Cameron J. Camp and is proven to significantly increase engagement, improve skills and give a sense of meaning and purpose to all despite deficits. We employ therapeutic techniques and special touch-screen technology to compliment daily life and to ensure all residents can participate and engage fully. In addition to cutting-edge technology and design, our communities utilize special assessment tools which go beyond traditional healthcare assessments to focus on what the person can do, rather than what they cannot.
SPARK places ultimate focus on supporting our residents’ ideas, choices, and independence. We empower residents to create a community that speaks to them. Our staff foster the natural spark within each individual by encouraging new ideas and helping to make these ideas a reality.
As we age, making important medical care decisions isn’t always clear-cut. In cases of memory impairment, timelines and factors become even more complicated. Everyone ages at their own pace, and memory-related illnesses progress at different rates across the board. With so much variation, your loved one’s livelihood should be tailored to their specific needs.
Some memory care residents require very little special care and benefit greatly from access to a procedural routine. Other times, a dementia patient requires more hands-on medical attention and residential care. So we can’t provide a one-size-fits-all approach for when you should explore professional memory care. However, the following factors are relatively universal signs that you need to start considering memory care facilities for your loved one:
A diagnosis with early stages of Alzheimer's Disease or a form of Dementia is jarring for a family and is the most clear-cut sign you'll need to consider some long-term living options at some point.
Many families engage in at-home caregiving, oftentimes enlisting professionals for a little extra help. But when that personal care routine becomes too strenuous due to increased memory loss, enrolling in a skilled nursing community becomes increasingly appealing.
You can avoid the adverse effects of spending too much time alone by enrolling your loved one in a Frontier Memory Care Community, where they will have access to many social activities and new friends.
With over 120 locations across the United States, we've got just the place for your loved one. Speak with a local care community today to learn more about providing a wonderful new memory-focused living environment.