Sage Hill Maybelle Carter | Memory Care

Memory Care

VitaVivet (Live Life in Latin) is a new approach that infuses memory care neighborhoods with a person-centered lifestyle that’s often missing from other cognitive care settings. At Sage Hill, residents make meaningful connections through music, dance, art, food, movement and sensory stimulation. Our highly engaged team uses relationship-based care methods centered on your loved ones’ unique needs at every level, honoring their individuality and caring for all their needs.

VitaVivet Program

A Holistic Approach to Care

At Sage Hill, we utilize knowledge from an individual’s Lifetime Memoir to aid in the development of each whole-person care plan. This information, along with pertinent medical information from the resident’s medical team, will be utilized to create a whole-person care plan for every VitaVivet Specialty Care resident.

Each of our residents has abilities, skills and interest, unique to them. At Sage Hill, we focus on the abilities of each of our residents (rather than inabilities and barriers) and use the uniqueness of each individual to tailor a holistic approach to care.

Pain is the leading cause of challenging behaviors related to dementia. Many people living with dementia have difficulty communicating pain; VitaVivet Specialty Care team members are trained to recognize the non-verbal signs of pain and respond with solutions tailored for that individual.

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Transitional Care

For those loved ones just starting to suffer from Mild Cognitive Impairment, Transitional Memory Care is an option for those who would benefit from focused care but may not require the full attention or secured environment of our VitaVivet Specialty Care Program. Residents may need some help day-to-day but commonly can continue residing in Assisted Living. Our transitional care services provide progressive assistance and a gradual transition for those with mild or early-stage memory loss from assisted living to memory care.

This option can be a comfort and support, allowing residents to cope more successfully with their memory loss and changes in their behavior. We strive to slow the progress, if possible, or lessen the impact of these changes with a structure that socially engages our residents, reduces their anxiety, and increases self-esteem. Our compassionate and professional team understands the challenges associated with mild memory loss and utilizes the latest supportive activities and methods to create enriching and successful days.

Transitional care can help provide a smooth transition to the next level of care.

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For residents who require cognitive support, our secure memory care neighborhood offers families peace of mind and safety to their loved ones. Our trained associates use their skills to improve the quality of life for our memory care residents.

Residence features:

• All utilities, except landline telephone
• Private and companion suites
• Laundry, linen, and light housekeeping services
• Safety-monitoring systems in every room
• 24-hour wellness staff with licensed nurse on-site 24 /7
• Secured entry and exit doors for resident safety
• Secured outdoor courtyard
• Open floor plan that lessens confusion and encourages resident interaction with associates, visitors and surroundings

Community Services & Amenities

3 nutritious meals

3 nutritious meals

VitaVivet Specialty Care

VitaVivet Specialty Care

Salon and barber shop

Salon and barber shop

Transportation to appointments

Transportation to appointments

Maintenance

Maintenance

Resident engagement areas

Resident engagement areas

On-site therapy access

On-site therapy access

Landscaped grounds

Landscaped grounds

Outdoor courtyards

Outdoor courtyards

Outdoor kitchen and gazebo

Outdoor kitchen and gazebo

Shuffleboard

Shuffleboard

Fenced-in dog park

Fenced-in dog park

VitaVivet Signature Program

Listening to familiar music, playing instruments, and singing are all part of the VitaVivet Music program. Research has shown that music therapy helps people with dementia to lower stress levels, reduce agitation and improve cognition.

Movement is key for healthy aging. Encouragingly, studies also show that rhythmic dancing can slow the progress of dementia. It can help to revive energy, prevent falls, increase activity and foster general feelings of well-being.

A diet that’s good for the heart is also good for the brain and overall health, and that’s just what we serve here!  There’s evidence that a Mediterranean-style diet rich in fruit, vegetables and cereals, and low in red meat and sugar may help reduce dementia risks. That’s why you’ll find so many delicious Mediterranean-inspired entrees on our menu.

 

Sensory stimulation has been shown to decrease agitation, reduce restlessness and even improve sleep. By creating sensory experiences with everyday objects that engage one or more of the senses, we’re able to evoke positive memories and feelings.

Research shows that therapy dogs and pet visits can increase social engagement and movement and elevate the mood long after the visit is over. VitaVivet integrates animals into all aspects of our engagement and wellness programs and promotes meaningful interactions between animals and our residents.

From outdoor walks to gardening activities, access to fresh air and sunlight, we keep residents connected to the natural world. Time spent in natural surroundings has been shown to reduce anxiety and improve sleep.

Bringing children and seniors together does wonderful things for both. Seniors become more engaged, and there are positive effects on young visitors. VitaVivet utilizes intergenerational programming to help our residents make meaningful connections that bring joy and laugher to both our residents and the children participating in our programs.

Travel can happen in many ways, from actually traveling to a new country, to learning about its culture, history, food and beauty as part of an armchair travelogue group. The Armchair Explorers program offers an opportunity to explore the food, music and culture of countries around the world right from the comfort of our community.

Regular Yoga & Tai Chi exercise has been proven to enlarge the brain and enhances the cognitive abilities of the elderly. Benefits for individuals with dementia often include pain relief, relaxation, increased socialization and empowerment.

Having a chance to enjoy the outdoors is one of the gardening benefits people with dementia often enjoy most. It can also lower agitation and anxiety, improve quality of sleep and give them a sense of accomplishment. We create a safe, secure gardening environment for our residents, one that everyone can enjoy.

VitaVivet’s Personal Reflection Through Reminiscing is an engagement tool that uses all the senses—sight, touch, taste, smell and sound—to help individuals with dementia remember events, people and places from their past lives. As part of the engagement, care partners may use everyday objects in various activities to help individuals recall memories.

Meditation helps participants feel calmer and more relaxed, lessening perceived stress and anxiety. Meditation also helps manage moods, and reduces the stress hormone cortisol, which has been known to exacerbate dementia symptoms.

We know that for family and friends, the emotional and physical demands of caring for someone living with dementia can be overwhelming. The Family & Friends Café offers a place to relax, be nurtured, meet and support one another. Our memory care staff are there to provide answers to family questions, and also offer resources and services for additional support.

Activities that stimulate the brain are just as important as physical exercise. Puzzles and cognitive games encourage problem-solving, which can be stimulating and fun.

Often for individuals with dementia, they become confused with too many choices. However, providing choice for residents is a critical aspect of honoring one’s personhood and engaging in a holistic approach to care. By giving residents the information they need to make a decision, explaining things in ways that are easier to understand, and giving them time to think over a choice, we’re able to respect individual choices, values and preferences.

At our community, when one spouse is experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia, the other can continue to live under the same roof and in close proximity to maintain this important relationship. Spouses have the freedom to visit and stay connected whenever they wish, dine together and continue their healthy, meaningful bond.

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