Physical and behavioral concerns, as well as life history, are key factors in creating daily routines and care plans for residents here at Village Green Memory Care Communities.
Village Green is focused on resident-centered programs designed to meet the specific and unique needs of those with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other memory impairments. We promote activities of daily living to help maintain the resident’s abilities and encourage the use of their skills.
Our homes provide familiar surroundings and schedules that reassure our residents' sense of safety and promote purposeful meaning to each day.
Because our team ratio is higher than most traditional assisted living communities, we can offer specialized care that is custom-tailored according to our residents.
PEACEFUL AND SAFE SENIOR LIVING
The sense of peace and family atmosphere allows your loved one to comfortably live in their new home. We offer the smoothest transition from their current residence to the one that offers assistance with the activities of daily living. We encourage our residents to bring personal items and belongings that are familiar to them to help with the transition.
We have impressive private suites, each featuring peaceful surroundings in a calm home setting designed to recreate what they have enjoyed throughout their lives. Interior spaces are decorated like those of a private home. Enclosed walking areas give residents the opportunity to safely enjoy and explore their surroundings.
Village Green Memory Care Community is a Licensed and Certified Alzheimer’s Care Home.
Our mission at Village Green Memory Care Community is to enrich the lives of our residents and bring dignity and respect to their golden years. We nurture the unique needs of our seniors and promote purposeful meaning to each day.
Our vision is to change the culture of senior care homes. We hope to restore dignity and respect to our seniors because they have earned it and deserve it. We are committed to honoring and respecting our residents' choices while maintaining the balance of autonomy and well-being. We want to grow strong relationships between our residents, their families, and our team, creating an extended family in a warm, loving home.
Provide unique care for unique needs
Encourage emotional and spiritual well-being
Offer comfort and peace
Make a difference in our residents' lives
Promote socializing with our extended family
Honor and respect personal choice
UNIQUE CARE FOR UNIQUE NEEDS
We are not like other Alzheimer’s care homes – we have a different way of doing things. We believe in “unique care for unique needs.” We are very diligent about the safety and well-being of each resident while still encouraging their independence and choice. We treat them with kindness and dignity at all times as we guide them through each day. To give you a better understanding of our unique care, we provide the following:
We call their walking aids “Cadillacs” or “safety buggies.”
We gently remind them to “Take your Cadillac or safety buggy so you will be safe.” We don’t say, “Get your walker, I’m afraid you will fall.” The words “fall” and “afraid” are scary and negative.
We ask, “How can we help you” instead of “What is wrong”. Their answer usually is, “I don’t know.” We hug them and redirect them. Hugs always work.
If they have incontinent issues, we don’t embarrass them. We say, “I think you sat in something, let me help you.” We don’t say, “Let’s go change you, you are wet.” Where is the dignity in that?
We promote freedom and choice at Village Green. For example, we encourage our residents to choose their outfits in the morning. However, we don’t overwhelm them with too many selections causing them confusion.
We use red dishes for all meals. This allows the residents to see their food more clearly. If the dishes were white or light colored, residents could not plainly distinguish many of their food items from the dishes, therefore making it more difficult for them to eat.
We use fresh food and serve homemade meals each day.
We cut up their food for them back in the kitchen if needed. We don’t embarrass them by cutting it in front of everyone in the dining room.
We are a family at Village Green. Our care partners and team members eat with the residents during each meal. We sit at their tables and enjoy getting to know them better.
We have routines we follow each day. Routines are very important to those with memory impairment. Everything we do at Village Green is designed to help our residents with their memory and routines are an integral part of that process.
We don’t think memory-impaired seniors are like children. They are grown adults who have lost their memories, not their minds. They deserve to be treated as adults with dignity and respect.
OUR CORE VALUES
Change the culture of senior care homes
Help to restore dignity and respect to our seniors
Honor and respect the choice of our residents
Promote and encourage a balance of autonomy and well-being
Create an extended family among residents, their families, and our team