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 participating while providing a safe, secure, and structured living environment.
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.
Cedar Floor Plan
Cypress Floor Plan
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
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.