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June 23, 2023

Cedar Trails Senior Living Debunks Myths Surrounding Memory Care

Category: Dementia Resources

Author: Brianna Wilson, Memory Care Director

There are several myths surrounding memory care, the specialized attention for individuals with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. It’s important to debunk these myths to promote a better understanding of memory care by providing accurate information to help families find the right level of care at the right time for their loved ones.

Living in Memory Care Neighborhoods does not take away the independence of those living with dementia. In fact, we encourage our residents to do as much for themselves as they can. Our staff is trained to cue residents to perform daily tasks essential for preserving their independence as long as possible. In our Neighborhoods, we strive to have person-centered care. Upon move in, information is gathered about the individual through an engagement profile, to create an engagement plan, which is utilized by our staff. Every monthly activity calendar provides fun, enriching events for our residents.

Dementia does not discriminate; therefore, our Memory Care Neighborhoods are for anyone with a diagnosis regardless of age. It is essential that a person with dementia has a safe and secure environment in which they can thrive. Neighborhoods were created to do that by providing opportunities for socialization and independence, and the staff is trained to promote the use of each resident’s remaining abilities.

As the Memory Care Director at Cedar Trails Senior Living, I hope this information helps provide a better picture of an Arrow Memory Care Neighborhood. It is important to gather accurate data to dispel myths and make informed decisions regarding memory care for yourself or a loved one. Arrow Senior Living Memory Care Neighborhoods are full of life and joy. They are a place where individuals living with dementia can thrive and feel purposeful. Interested in learning more? We invite you to come see for yourself!

Cedar Trails Senior Living in Freeburg, IL offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers, including The Orchards Golf Club, Target, Eckerts Belleville Farm, Braeutigam Orchards, and the Belle Clair fairgrounds & Expo Center.

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