Life Guidance® Memory Care at Atria
Memory care is a specialized type of service specifically for individuals facing the challenges of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other types of memory impairment. At Atria, we call our memory care program Life Guidance.
Residents receive assistance with medication management and activities of daily living including bathing and grooming, all in a secure environment with 24-hour care from our specially trained caregivers.
We believe that despite the challenges of memory impairment, a person with dementia can continue to live an engaging, meaningful and joyful life. Our forward-thinking approach to memory care includes:
Physical Activity – Decades of research point to the health benefits of regular exercise for seniors, including the potential to limit cognitive decline. Our Life Guidance neighborhoods offer at least two exercise opportunities every day, such as walking, stretching and restorative yoga, dancing and working with weights.
Social Connection and Engagement – People who are part of a caring community live longer and have less stress than those who are isolated and lonely. And what's good for people living with dementia is what's good for all older people: staying connected and engaged.
For example, music has been shown to improve mood, reduce stress and agitation, and create focus and interest – and our Legato® program uses the power of music to make the present world more familiar and awaken memories of people, places and experiences from the past.
Individualized Care – Our dedicated staff receives extensive, specialized training in dementia care, including a stringent orientation program and at least 15 hours of mandatory additional training each year.
Thoughtfully Designed Spaces – Our Life Guidance neighborhoods are designed with our residents' abilities in mind, offering secure indoor and outdoor spaces, which allow them to maintain a sense of independence within their environment.
Carefully chosen artwork features local landmarks and nostalgic images. A memory display with personal pictures and mementos is located outside each resident's room to help them navigate their way back to their apartment. Furniture is arranged to encourage conversation and evoke feelings of home.
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Video: “A Family's Experience with Memory Loss”
The son of an Atria resident talks about his mother's dementia.
Video: Atria's Caring Staff Brings a Smile to Mom's Face
A family discusses how their mom found a better life at Atria.
Blog: One-on-One with Atria's Vice President of Memory Care
Tom Alaimo shares his family's experience with dementia.
Life Guidance at Atria also features:
- A Culinary Excellence program that provides healthy menu selections and encourages residents to dine with their neighbors
- A Quality Enhancement program, which requires at least one unannounced community review each year based on standards that often exceed state requirements
How Much Does Life Guidance Memory Care Cost?
At Atria, the cost of memory care is a single rate that includes rent and care services. Monthly rates are based on the community and apartment selected and the level of care needed.
To learn more about monthly rates and schedule a tour, find a community near you.