At Chapters Living, we believe that families deserve more quality time with their loved ones, and we work tirelessly to make that possible. Our program is designed to not only care for, but also treat those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Our priority is to provide the best possible outcomes for each of our residents.
Our associates are equipped with specialized training through the groundbreaking Neural Bridge program. This program is transforming the approach to memory loss management and treatment. By employing Neural Bridge’s evidence-based techniques, we aim to:
Enhance concentration, attention span, and the retrieval of older memories
Improve cognitive abilities to foster independence in day-to-day activities
Slow the functional progression of the disease by extending the duration of each stage
“We care for the very young in this country by combining caring and teaching. We have the moral responsibility to extend the courtesy to our elderly.”
Jean Makesh, Innovator of Neural Bridge
What is Neural Bridge?
Neural Bridge is a brain health program designed to trigger, stimulate, build, and strengthen physical abilities and cognitive capacity. The primary objective of the Neural Bridge program is to improve attention span and trigger and retrieve older memories. The program involves the regular and unchanging repetition of exercises that mimic the movements involved in everyday activities. These exercises and activities serve to strengthen and nurture fundamental learning skills, potentially aiding in memory retention, restoration of lost functions and increased independence in daily living and mobility. The program is based on the scientific principle that the more active and mentally engaged the mind is, the more difficult it becomes for the disease to progress.
How is the Neural Bridge program different from other Memory Care programs?
The Neural Bridge program focuses on each resident as an individual and as a resident in the community as a whole. Each resident is in a different chapter and will progress through the disease process at their own pace. The Neural Bridge program enables care partners within the community to identify each resident’s level of cognitive function and enables them to develop meaningful activities which trigger, stimulate, build and strengthen physical abilities and cognitive capacity.
Are there additional costs associated with the Neural Bridge program?
Through the Chapters Living transparent pricing model, there are no additional costs or hidden fees with the Neural Bridge program.
How do I know if my loved one is a candidate for the Neural Bridge program?
If your loved one resides in a Chapters Living community, they qualify for the Neural Bridge program.
How effective is the Neural Bridge program?
According to researchers, the human brain has an ongoing capacity for growth and evolution, adapting to demand. Multiple research sources indicate that the human brain is flexible, capable of being shaped according to one's desires. In simpler terms, with mental exercise and proper nutrition, the brain can continue to evolve, grow, and maintain its health.
At Chapters Living, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of the next chapter of Memory Support, and we are committed to staying at the forefront of this important work. We also participate in ongoing research, which gives us hope for a world where memory loss is effectively managed and slowed. At Chapters Living, we hope you find comfort knowing our team is dedicated to providing compassionate care, customized support, and an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of our residents living with memory loss.
Finding the Right Memory Support Community
When it comes to finding the right memory support community for your loved one, it's important to consider a variety of factors. Some things to keep in mind include:
Is the community located near family and friends for easy visitation?
What kind of training and experience do the staff have in caring for individuals with memory impairments?
Amenities and services
What kind of programming and activities are offered to residents?
Safety and security
Is the community's top priority focused on ensuring the safety and security of its residents?
What is the cost of support and are there any financial assistance options available?
Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss
It's important to remember that caring for a loved one with memory loss is not just a one-time decision, it's a journey and requires patience and compassion with yourself and your loved one. In addition to memory support communities, there are also in-home support options and support groups for family support givers.
Caring for a loved one with memory loss can be emotionally and physically taxing, so it's important to take time for yourself and seek out support as needed.
In conclusion, memory support is a specialized type of support designed specifically for individuals with memory loss. It's important to research and understand the different options available and to find the right community that meets the specific needs of your loved one. With the right support, individuals with memory impairments can live fulfilling lives and maintain their sense of self. It's important to remember that you are not alone in this journey and there are people and resources available to support you and your loved one.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is memory care and how is it different from assisted living?
Memory care refers to a specialized form of care designed for individuals experiencing memory loss, typically associated with conditions like Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Our memory care program is specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of our residents with memory impairments. We aim to provide a safe and supportive environment that promotes independence and enhances the quality of life for residents.
While assisted living can provide care for those with mild memory loss, it is a type of care that provides assistance with daily activities such as bathing and dressing, but it is not specifically designed for individuals with memory impairments.
What services are offered in a memory care community?
Services offered in memory care communities may include assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and grooming, medication management, specialized therapies and activities to help slow the progression of memory loss and improve quality of life, and programming to address cognitive and physical needs.
How do I find the right memory care community for my loved one?
When looking for a memory care community, it's important to consider factors such as location, staff qualifications, amenities and services, safety and security, and cost. It's also a good idea to visit several different memory care communities and speak with staff and current residents to get a sense of the community's atmosphere and level of care.
Can my loved one receive memory care at home instead of in a community?
Yes, in-home care is another option for individuals with memory impairments. In-home care services may include assistance with daily activities, medication management, and specialized therapies and activities to help slow the progression of memory loss and improve quality of life.
How can I support my loved one and take care of myself as a caregiver?
It's important to remember that caring for a loved one with memory loss is not just a one-time decision, it's a journey and it's important to be patient and compassionate with yourself and your loved one. It's also important to take care of yourself as a caregiver, and seek out support as needed.
Are there any financial assistance options available for memory care?
Yes, financial assistance options for memory care may include Medicaid, veterans benefits, and long-term care insurance. It's important to research and understand the different options available and to find the right community that meets the specific needs of your loved one.
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