The goal of all long-term care is to support the resident’s health and well-being. Among the residents at Mary Ann Morse with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, the goals also include the resident’s safety and security, and managing moods and behaviors. These goals are part of a resident centered, or patient centered care plan, and on a “typical day” can mean many different tactics.
Alzheimer’s and other neurologic disorders causing memory loss can manifest very different ways in each person. So the “typical day” for a resident with memory impairment at Mary Ann Morse also varies widely.
Much has been learned recently about managing the environment of care for persons with memory loss due to Alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative disorders. These insights help to guide Mary Ann Morse’s trained professional staff to more effectively manage residents with memory loss, and support their family and friends.
The day will always begin with a delicious, nutritious breakfast, and time to prepare for the day ahead.
For many residents with memory loss, the day will begin with customized and targeted activities and possibly rehabilitation and or therapy session.
Residents have free time to participate in activities, to rest and / or take a nap.
To the extent possible, residents with memory loss are encouraged to be active, and this may include walking and exercising, if possible. This helps to support a healthy metabolism and to encourage regular sleep cycles.
Family members, friends and other caregivers are important participants in the care process. To the extent possible, these family members are included in education and training to help support the well-being and overall health of the residents.