Everyone forgets from time to time. But when loss of memory and certain other symptoms interfere with daily functioning, it becomes dementia – and it’s heartbreaking. So we treat those who have Alzheimer’s or another form of age-related dementia tenderly. For matters of memory, care in Texas means the professional, practiced tenderness of MRC.
Inside the bubble.
All MRC communities include memory support – which is the same as what some call memory care. The memory support services provided are for the community’s residents first, and as available, can also welcome area residents who can enter the memory support program directly. Each community’s environment is thoughtfully designed for residents’ maximum fulfillment, serenity and safety. Every protective element is designed to meet the challenges of dementia.
Maintaining the balance.
Memory-stimulation therapies on the one hand are balanced with a soothing and relaxing atmosphere on the other. Residents also have round-the-clock oversight, medication management, laundry and housekeeping done, and help with ADLs (activities of daily living) such as bathing, toileting, dressing and eating. With the simple but not-easily-attained goal of making each day a good day, we help residents find new sources of security in the smiling, dependable faces of long-time caregivers.
A typical day might include:
- Help getting dressed
- Sensory games
- Look at photo albums
- Physical therapy
- Walk in the memory garden
- Bake cookies with staff in the kitchen
- Family comes to visit
- Help with brushing teeth
- Help undressing
- Bed time
Specialized services from special people.
Most of our communities offer these 2 programs that have proven particularly effective in serving those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
- Hand in Hand Training: teaches staff to better individualize their assistance efforts to maximize each resident’s independence.
- Music&Memory®: calms chaotic brain activity, improves focus and helps residents reconnect with their worlds.
For memory care: MRC’s Memory Support Communities
Find out more about MRC memory support. Contact us to ask a question or start a conversation.