Services and Activities
a personalized approach
Iris Memory Care offers a broad range of everyday services and regular activities to support your loved one’s well-being. Our caregivers are specially trained to assist residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Understanding that memory loss impacts each resident differently, we make it a priority to get to know your loved one on a personal level. Our Personalized Paths of Care not only contribute to positive responses — they also foster an environment of familiarity and compassion.
activities of daily living
Iris Memory Care provides routine services and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living, including:
- Bathing and Dressing
- Medication Management
- Housekeeping and Laundry Services
- Toileting and Incontinence Care
- Mobility Assistance
- Transfer Assistance
- Elopement Management
- Emotional and Behavioral Management
- Personal Hygiene and Grooming
mealtimes that entice the senses
Our culinary staff prepares and serves three nutritious meals each day. We use fresh seasonal produce when available and choose ingredients and flavor profiles that many residents will find familiar. In addition to satisfying their sense of taste, residents can engage their other senses as they enjoy the comforting sights, sounds, textures, and aromas that emerge from our open kitchen.
enrichment and outings
Our activities and amenities are inspired by the unique sensory needs of memory care residents, providing regular opportunities for your loved one to get moving, get social, and engage in simple tasks that stimulate the mind and elevate the mood. Such activities and amenities include:
- Regularly Scheduled Outings
- Artistic Expression
- Fitness Activities
- Musical Enrichment
- Life Stations
- Community Connections
- Spiritual Support
iCan Do It
The iCan approach allows us to understand a person not only as someone who suffers from illness, but also as someone who inhabits healthy parts and personality that remains even though it seems to be hidden by illness. People with dementia are like everyone else – they attach personal meanings to their activities. So when we engage in meaningful activities, then activity becomes therapy.
This therapeutic, multi-faceted interdisciplinary approach to activities, social and leisure programming provides specialized stimulation to create structure and support in meeting the physical, psychosocial, cognitive and spiritual needs of each resident.
Purposeful Programming Goals
- To create new, flexible, “best practices” in the delivery of activity therapy by combining hands-on experience with current exciting dementia related research.
- To provide value for all staff, residents and families as key participants in the activities.
- To dramatically improve resident quality of life as a result of using proven quality standards for activities and by focusing on enhancing remaining abilities.
- To blend affordable multimedia technology with activity design principles as an effective method of meeting each resident’s needs for friendship, respect, confidence and creativity.
(c) Copyright 2011 by Benjamin W. Pearce, Elder Care Advisors Press.
privacy and personal care
For many people with dementia, bathing can be a source of anxiety — and the rigid schedules and shared bathrooms you’ll find at many communities can make residents feel very vulnerable. At Iris Memory Care, each suite has its own master bathroom, giving residents the privacy and convenience of having a caregiver come to them. In addition, our caregivers know how to lead the conversation around bath time to help your loved one feel relaxed and in control.