Expertise and Caring Like Family.
Few challenges are as daunting as searching for a senior community for a family member with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. The dedicated team members of Cedar Trails strive to provide personalized care that is of the highest caliber. This allows you to step back from being the caregiver and start to be family once more.
By focusing on dignity, quality of life, and independence, we strive to ensure all residents feel respected and cared for as they age, regardless of what they remember today or tomorrow.
Cedar Trails Named Best Memory Care Community in the St. Louis area by MemoryCare.com
We are proud to be named one of MemoryCare.com’s best memory care communities in the St. Louis, Missouri area. The rating factors our location, the availability of experts in memory care and gerontology, community features, and amenities.
Memory Care Apartments
We know the importance of residents being a part of the daily activity in the community while still having their own private space that they know is just theirs. Cedar Trails’ apartments were designed from the beginning to cater to seniors. They allow simple and immediate access to all the necessities of life.
Assigned Life Enrichment Coordinators
We believe quality care begins with strong relationships. We pair Life Enrichment Coordinators and residents as a team – so personalized bonds of trust and friendship can be developed over time.
Security doesn’t mean restriction and monitoring. The memory care cottage is your loved one’s home. That’s why any safety systems are integrated in discreet ways that are unobtrusive. Additionally, our memory care cottage was designed for ease of navigation, promoting a safe environment where residents are free to participate in daily life.
Specialized activity stations, called Life Stations™, are strategically placed throughout our memory care cottage to promote engagement opportunities. The Life Stations resemble specific aspects of life in order to encourage engagement and interaction. Our Life Enrichment Coordinators also create life boxes that are specific to each resident!
Every resident is different – with unique symptoms and behaviors caused by memory loss. But that doesn’t mean that residents’ activity should be limited. At Cedar Trails, engagement means going the extra mile to understand each resident on a deeply personal level so residents receive the very best care and continue to participate in the community.
Alzheimer’s and dementia can wreak havoc on nutrition and appetite. Cedar Trails implements a robust dining strategy to make sure that residents are receiving the nourishment they require. Meals with variety, engaging the senses to arouse hunger, evoking memories with classic favorites… All a part of the plan to make sure that residents are excited for their meals and satisfied at the end.
Alzheimer’s and other dementias can make once automatic grooming habits seem impossible. Residents at Cedar Trails receive daily attention in this area, as well as regular trips to our salon. We want to ensure that they always feel presentable and proud of their appearance.
Life Enrichment Coordinators in the memory care cottage receive training that goes above and beyond what regular team members participate in. They learn how to implement the latest and most advanced care techniques in order to provide the best resident care.
It is vitally important when providing care for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia to be equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and proven effective techniques, not to mention a drive to care for those in need. These individuals work tirelessly to ensure that residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other forms of memory loss live in the best possible home with care that goes above and beyond what family members expect.