Tailored to the Needs of Each Resident…
Every resident experiences the challenges of memory loss in a different way — and a routine that works well today may not be as effective tomorrow. That’s why we provide Personalized Paths of Care with the flexibility to adapt to the moment and be regularly updated with input from our caregivers and nursing staff. The Iris Memory Care approach to care revolves around four simple, yet powerful, factors:
1. Getting to Know Your Loved One
When a new resident joins the Iris community, our staff conducts a personal evaluation to identify your loved one’s cognitive function, social interaction, mobility challenges, special dietary needs, and more. Family members are welcome to attend the evaluation to offer insights about past events, personality traits, friends, relatives, hobbies, and other details that will help us connect with your loved one. We also review health records for previous illnesses and events that may shape the care pathway.
2. Attentive Physical Care
From proper nutrition, hydration, and medication management to compassionate assistance with activities of daily life, the needs of your loved one are central to each care pathway. Once we’ve developed a Personalized Path of Care, we work daily to strengthen their abilities and promote independence.
3. Positive Social Engagement
An important point of difference for Iris Memory Care is the emphasis we place on making connections. Our staff members visit each resident multiple times per day, and we make it a point to facilitate connections among residents with similar interests. We also offer outings to foster connections with the surrounding community.
4. Sensory Enrichment
With memory impairment, activities that stimulate the senses and encourage hands-on participation can be invaluable ways to soothe or delight your loved one in the moment. Music and art play an important role in the care provided, as do stage-appropriate tasks. When anxiety or sundowning issues arise, our Snoezelen® cart helps to reduce stress through sensory engagement with calming aromas, textures, sights, and sounds.
Our Personalized Paths of Care spell out a recommended routine on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Yet, as your loved one experiences everyday challenges or moves on to a different stage of memory loss, we have the flexibility to reassess and customize their pathway to fit the situation. Whatever the moment may bring, your loved one’s physical and emotional needs are the most important considerations in shaping their Personalized Path of Care.