Memories are the threads that join families from one generation to the next. Memory Care at Paramount House gives residents and their families the support they need for living with memory loss. The care provided recognizes that residents desire continued dignity, a sense of belonging and opportunities for gratifying interactions with others. It draws on their strengths, allows them to maintain existing abilities and fills any gaps in life skills with an appropriate level of assistance. While the reality of memory loss is difficult Paramount House Memory Care program is designed to help build on the best memories possible for residents and their families.
Residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia will find that memory loss is no barrier to a quality life at Paramount House Memory Care. Residents thrive in amenity-rich surroundings that are combined with sophisticated programming to create our Memory Care program. The program encourages residents to participate; enhances their sense of joy, accomplishment and satisfaction; and promotes their physical, emotional, social and spiritual well being.
Paramount House Memory Care is uniquely suited to care for seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia in a specially designed and secured neighborhood. It is dedicated to memory care and comprised of a large living room, a dining area, an outdoor courtyard and resident apartments.
Residents’ whereabouts and well-being are monitored by highly trained staff that provides 24-hour care and supervision. There is a nurse manager on staff, along with a fulltime case manager. Enhanced staff-to-resident ratios allow responsive care. Services include arrangement of health care appointments, mobility assistance, help with dressing, standby and full assistance for showering, personal care assistance with activities of daily living.
Specially Trained and Caring Staff
Staff receives on-going training in “best practices” and uses appropriate, progressive techniques, memory cues, verbal and non-verbal communications to redirect and reorient resident. They also understand and respond compassionately to residents’ behaviors and changing abilities.
Elegant Surroundings, Supportive Services
Attention was paid to ensure that these purpose-built accommodations offer ease of living and elegance. Chef prepared meals are prepared daily from fresh ingredients and served in a home-like communal dining area. Convenient and manageable finger foods are available for residents who have difficulty sitting through a meal. The dining area can easily be rearranged to double as a setting for group activities. Living quarters are private and spacious, ready to be individualized with personal furnishings and belongings. Each is fitted with an emergency response system. All of the bathrooms meet ADA standards and have slip-resistant flooring. Apartments receive daily room tidying and weekly housekeeping. There is personal laundry and linen service available. And, short-term respite stays can be arranged.
A full calendar of diverse activities, designed to engage residents, are scheduled and ongoing. They are tailored to individual preferences and skill levels. Individual, small
and large group activities can include such things as exercise, nature walks, and gardening; art, music, and singing; classes and demonstrations; reminiscence activities; aromatherapy; visits with community pets; on-site entertainers and celebrations; weekly off-site outings and excursions; and holiday celebrations. Family involvement is highly encouraged.