MEMORY CARE ASSISTED LIVING
The Lodge at Bethany’s private Memory Care suites are specifically designed for those with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other forms of memory loss. Our attention to colors, furnishings, and accessories provides a sense of calm and tranquility in each suite. Trained staff utilize best practices of care and recognize that each Resident is a unique individual with needs, preferences, and abilities despite his or her cognitive impairments. We offer therapeutic activities appropriate to each Resident’s needs and adapt activities as necessary to encourage participation while providing a safe, secure, and structured living environment. The Lodge at Bethany is a unique Memory Care Center that is certified under Georgia Law as of July 1, 2021, in accordance with the changes in the legal requirements, making us distinctly different.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND SUITE DETAILS
We offer 12 units of Memory Care Assisted Living with two floor plans, representing square footage of 273 and 287 square foot respectively. This area of care is located within a secured Memory Care designated area that is specifically designed for and conducive to person-centered care and programming that allows every effort to be directed and forthcoming to the Residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia-related illnesses.
Studio/Memory Care Floor Plan A
Studio/Memory Care Floor Plan B
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CAREGIVING & PROGRAMMING
The holistic approach at The Lodge at Bethany is intended to meet the needs of the individual Resident and will be innovative with new software and devices serving a threefold purpose: connect Residents with family and friends, stimulate and engage Residents, and maximize their physical and cognitive abilities.
We Earn our Expertise
Obie is a projector system shown to improve motoric, cognitive, and social behavior skills in seniors. It is a highly advanced interactive gaming console that projects custom-made games onto any surface – tabletops, floors, and walls – encouraging active play through touching, moving, and hand-eye coordination skills on the displayed images. Therapies for seniors must integrate cognitive, physical, and social stimulation. Obie accomplishes such integration like no other therapeutic tool does.
The “Obie” is in the ceiling in our Memory Care Unit and provides interactive activities and engagement for our Memory Care Residents. The system includes 200 games of interactive activities that help stimulate our Dementia Residents and give them activities that help them thrive and use their mobility.
The Obie system is also contactless. Obie helps seniors keep their cognitive skills and remain socially engaged with each other regardless of ability to receive visitors in person and allows engagement when social distancing protocols are needed.
Virtual Dementia Tour
With Alzheimer’s Disease being the 6th leading cause of death in America and the only one in the top ten without a cure, every person will certainly come into contact with someone living with the disease.
Until there is a cure…take the Tour®
The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) is a scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia. It is designed to give the participant an up close, hands-on experience that provides critical insight to those caring for dementia.
Would you take an hour to come through this simulation and gain a greater awareness of what it must be like to live with Dementia? The empathy and compassion it invokes will be life-changing. We offer this community service free of charge.
Please contact The Lodge at Bethany if you would like to set up a VDT for your group. After experiencing the VDT, you will be able to identify with, and better understand, the behaviors and needs of those with dementia.
The VDT uses patented sensory tools and instruction based on research conducted by P.K. Beville, M.S., a specialist in geriatrics and the founder of Second Wind Dreams®. During a Virtual Dementia Tour experience, trained facilitators guide participants outfitted with patented devices that alter their senses while they try to complete common everyday tasks and exercises. The Tour enables caregivers to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face, and use the experience to provide better person-centered care.
PAC (“Positive Approach to Care”)
The Lodge at Bethany has certified PAC trainers, coaches, and consultants that all work together to train our direct care staff who work with our dementia patients. PAC (Positive Approach to Care) is a philosophy and education which enhances life and relationships of those living with brain changes. This program was developed by Teepa Snow who is an occupational therapist and a leading researcher in the field of dementia, and is reflective of her lifelong journey of personally caring for and supporting people living with various forms of dementia.
Certified Memory Care Center
The Lodge at Bethany is a Certified Memory Care Center by the State of Georgia, making us distinctly different and uniquely qualified as we follow the Rules Implementing New Standards for Assisted Living Communities and Personal Care Homes.
IN2L offers a variety of system options designed to meet the specific needs of Residents. It provides enhanced social interaction by using larger systems for group activities, or by bringing engaging content directly to individual Residents or small groups with a movable system. This is a 55-inch display on a rolling stand that allows Residents to use the touch screen to interact with all types of activities.
From IN2L: “When personally relevant to the elder, content is a powerful tool, capable of creating sparks. Sparking joy and laughter. Sparking interest in learning. Sparking connections with others, families, and caregivers. Sparking memories of a life well-lived.
Strategically designed by a full staff of content development specialists, iN2L’s expansive, targeted library of more than 4,000 content items supports the core dimensions of wellness. iN2L makes it possible to customize elder engagement for every use case. Use each resident’s personalized My Page profile to shortcut to their favorite content applications and add photos and video from their family. Our focus on regular content development ensures new choices for meaningful programs and activities are always at your fingertips.”
The iN2L is person-centered, making it easy for Residents to get to know each other by being able to build their own user profile to keep track of their progress on games. Games included with iN2L include Trivia, the Price is Right, Bingo, and much more. Additionally, the physical movement aspect allows therapeutic sessions with activities developed by therapists and has simulators for biking, flying, and driving… giving Residents a sense of normalcy by being able to interact virtually with elements of the outside world. Additionally, the iN2L has access to an extensive music therapy program designed by music therapists.
With the large screen, iN2L can be used for group activities. However, with a height-adjustable cart and rolling stand, the engagement can also be brought right to the Residents.