Personalized Routines for Residents at Maple Ridge
Dementia and Alzheimer’s cause not just memory loss but changes in behavior and personality. Feelings of sadness, worry, and fear are common for a person with a memory loss disorder, as are anger and depression. While these memory loss problems can’t be cured, in the case of dementia and Alzheimer’s, there are ways to manage memory loss and accompanying emotional distress.
One of the best things you can do for a person with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or another memory loss issue is to create a daily routine. Confusion may cause your loved one to become frustrated or scared, but structure and routine can help reduce anxiety. At Maple Ridge, creating comforting routines for our residents is exactly what we do.
Elements of a Good Routine
First and foremost, a helpful routine for someone with memory loss involves times and activities. Regular times for waking up, bathing, dressing, and eating will all help create an effective routine. Attending to more specific details, like areas where the resident likes to sit and their favorite foods or clothing, can further help create a comforting sense of structure. According to the Alzheimer’s Project, each person should have a routine based on their preferences and interests.
Maple Ridge creates routines for residents to help them enjoy the hobbies and activities they love. More importantly, we create a place where they can thrive and feel at home.
How We Create Structure
At Maple Ridge, we provide ThriveCare®, a lifestyle and therapy program designed for seniors with memory loss. The program includes care based on the latest research for those in need of dementia care, Alzheimer’s care, and other memory care services. We create structure for residents in the following ways:
- Nutritious Breakfast
- Warm-Up Activities
- Delicious Lunch
- Physical & Mental Activities
- Light Dinner
- Music, Movies, or Reading
Maple Ridge focuses on helping residents to not just survive but thrive. The routines we create for residents who have memory loss will help them feel comfortable and confident.
Learn More – Call Us Today!
If you’re struggling to maintain a healthy routine for your aging loved one, please contact us at Maple Ridge. We can give you more information about our memory care community in Essex Junction and our innovative memory care services. We look forward to speaking with you and meeting your loved one!