Caregivers, take heart.
While Alzheimer’s and other forms of age-related dementia are the afflictions of our time, the good news about Memory Support is what we now know and what we’re learning more about: how to forestall, maintain and elicit brain strength – and how best to care for each unique resident. For memory care in College Station, TX, family caregivers can soon turn to The Langford, reassured by our capabilities and genuine commitment to their loved ones.
With individualized plans for care and led by a licensed nurse, our full-time professional certified staff personally engages with every Memory Support resident. We offer:
- Planned activities and events that encourage engagement and connection
- Warm setting, expertly designed for easy navigation
- 24/7 assistance response
We aim to make every day a good day for each resident. What helps is a comfortable, homelike setting designed for easy navigation with plenty of natural light, plus:
- Private 1-bedroom, 1-bath suites
- Three chef-prepared meals daily
- Memory garden, a safe and secure space with open access to Memory Support residents
Hand in Hand Training.
Evident in programs and activities that help residents through the day with less strain and more joy, Hand in Hand Training – the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) program –equips our staff with the ability to assist each resident.
- Staff members respect residents’ dignity, increasing their self-esteem
- Staff training includes how-tos of resident interaction, reducing behavior concerns and controlling medication needs
- Staff members learn each resident’s history and incorporate the knowledge into daily life
- Families can track their loved one’s progress via regular reviews
- Support groups connect families to share concerns
- Residents’ improvements in sleep, nutrition and hydration can often improve relations with family members
Music & Memory℠.
Music helps people who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia reconnect with their worlds. It calms the chaos of brain activity and sharpens focus. Consequently, the Music & Memory program is a key component of our Memory Support program. Plus, residents love it.
What to do? Here’s a good answer.
Alzheimer’s care? Dementia care? When it’s your loved one, we can help you find that answer of what to do. When we open in 2018, we’ll offer lifetime priority access to Memory Support at a rate discounted 15%. Space permitting, and with no entrance deposit required, we’ll also accept direct admissions. But right now is not too soon to start a confidential conversation about Memory Support in College Station, TX. Because when you’re wondering what to do, the right answer can’t come soon enough.
Memory Support FAQs.
Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, diminishes an individual’s ability to manage daily life. So care provided at The Langford – from dining to staffing to activities – is designed around supporting the resident in every moment, enabling them to have a successful day. Specially trained professionals work together with the resident and their family members to create structure, familiar schedules and surroundings, all in a secure and uniquely safe environment that promotes purpose and celebrates accomplishments.
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning and the ability to remember) that’s severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. Dementia itself isn’t a disease, though it often accompanies diseases like Alzheimer’s. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, depression or imbalances in substances, such as hormones or vitamins. In contrast, Alzheimer’s disease is responsible for 60-80% of dementia (per WebMD and other sources). It’s a progressive, degenerative brain disease affecting parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. 1 in 8 people over age 65 have Alzheimer’s, and it affects women more than men.
Yes, those who provide services in this specialized area are people with a knack for working with Memory Support residents. Carefully selected staff members have the gift of being person-centered in their interactions and, given their compassionate temperament, bring exceptional patience, gentleness and a passion for consistently providing dignified and respectful care to our Memory Support residents and their families. And we train them initially and continually, with Hand to Hand Training, Music & MemorySM and Caremerge.
You’re not alone. Memory Support in College Station, TX, means The Langford – where you’ll discover kindness, understanding and real help. Find out more now.