Our Approach to Memory Support
At Providence Place we provide customized care and programs for residents with memory loss. Our approach is to offer the right level of memory support at the right time. We make this possible by providing separate programs for different stages of dementia. Most residents with early stage memory loss flourish with some additional cueing and reminders. It’s important to us that residents feel supported, yet remain as independent as possible.
Providence Place’s continuum of memory care makes it possible for residents to live successfully at any stage of dementia. This aging-in-place approach is innovative, yet proven effective.
What Is the Connections Club?
Connections Club is a unique program designed exclusively for Providence Place residents who are struggling with the effects of early stage memory loss. The program provides additional structure to residents’ days, allowing them to live more independently and with dignity. A dedicated Connections Club Coordinator supports members by providing reminders throughout the day, offering reassurance, and leading small group activities.
Who Qualifies for the Program?
Candidates for the program have a level of memory impairment that interferes with their daily activities (e.g. forgetfulness, anxiousness, or word-finding difficulty). To qualify, the resident must be able to live safely in a non-secured personal care setting.
When and Where is the Program Offered?
Connections club programming is offered decent days a week. Members start their day with a morning meeting following breakfast. Residents participate in activities throughout the building, including the Connections Neighborhood. Supervised small group trips to local attractions are also offered.
How Do Residents Benefit?
- Connections Club members benefit by remaining socially active and engaged with their community. This can slow the progression of dementia.
- The additional support helps reduce feelings of anxiety, depression, and frustration that are often associated with memory loss.
- Residents’ independence is maximized since the need for secure dementia care can be delayed.
To learn more about this program, or to find out if you or someone you know is eligible, please contact us today.