Realizing someone you love needs memory care is never easy. It can be painful when you start to recognize the signs it’s time for memory care and it can lead to many difficult questions: What is memory care living? What does a memory care facility provide?
Fortunately, once you know it’s time, choosing the right memory care support in the Tulsa area isn’t difficult. Saint Simeon’s Memory Care Center is recognized nationally for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. For nearly 25 years, Saint Simeon’s has been providing a safe, caring community for residents and peace of mind for residents’ friends, family members and loved ones.
What Is Memory Care?
While Alzheimer’s disease currently has no cure, a memory care community is specifically designed to help residents maintain their social interactions and hobbies while working on their cognitive abilities. Memory care communities focus on creating a stimulating environment where care and quality of life receive equal emphasis.
This is what you should expect to find at a memory care center:
- Physical safety, which is critical at a memory care facility. Some people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia can wander outside and become lost. The community should be designed in a way that provides your loved one opportunities to walk in a secure setting.
- Help with daily tasks, including getting dressed, eating and bathing. Memory care centers also provide assistance with medication management and mobility.
- Opportunities for engagement and social interaction with other residents, staff members and loved ones to ward off feelings of isolation.
- Unique services specifically designed for your loved one. Because no two residents are the same, your loved one should receive a personalized care plan that has been designed with their specific needs in mind to ensure they’re receiving the amount of care and attention they need.
What Is Memory Care Living At Saint Simeon’s?
In addition to the four core expectations of a memory care facility listed above, Saint Simeon’s also has a number of features that set it apart from other Tulsa-area senior communities.
Community engagement: Saint Simeon’s is licensed by the state of Oklahoma, and supports Dementia Friendly Tulsa, a grassroots initiative launched by the city’s mayor in 2017. Today, the community continues its volunteer role on the DFTulsa leadership team to enhance the engagement of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, along with their families and caregivers.
Staff: The memory center is managed by a director of nursing and assistant director of nursing and professionally staffed 24 hours a day; all team members in all areas of the community are trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
Residences: Each home unit is 5 to 7 bedrooms, a living room, dining area, and a nurse aide station designed to look and function like a kitchen for supervised projects. Outside each resident’s room is a memory box where residents’ families can place mementoes, pictures and other items to reflect their loved ones’ lives and interests.
Environment: One of the things that sets Saint Simeon’s apart for Memory Care as a Continuing Care Retirement Community is the fact that all levels of care are housed in one building, connected by wide and well-lit hallways with views of our beautifully-maintained grounds. Not all residents who need memory care require a secured Memory Care Center. Our facility can provide memory care at every care level. Our secured memory care center features a cutting-edge design of six home units with large common areas and enclosed courtyards accessible to all memory care center residents.
We would be honored to help you find compassionate, high-quality memory care living for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia and help determine the level of care they currently need. To learn more about Saint Simeon’s, our services and apartment choices, please contact us.