memory and dementia care by milestone retirement

Memory & Dementia Care

In The Moment® - Personal. Meaningful. Enriching.

The In the Moment® Memory Care Program is our signature approach to caring for those with memory loss. We craft a personal, meaningful experience every day. The In The Moment program philosophy does not simply mean a scheduled activity on the calendar, we meet the residents in the moment they are experiencing and engage them kindly and compassionately to guide them through their day. Our philosophy features the Six Principles of Wellbeing, which address physical engagement, spiritual support, artistic expression, community connections, continuing education, and lifestyle and leisure. In the Moment is more than a slogan, it is a feeling throughout the community.

This holistic approach is designed to engage a resident in unlimited ways throughout the day and night. To be successful, we rely on our knowledge and understanding of a resident specific personal history. By understanding a person’s past, and their habits, it enables us to assist them in the present and guide them through their dementia journey.

The 6 Principles of Wellbeing program includes:

  • Artistic expression for residents who appreciate and respond to a variety of art-mediums
  • Physical engagement to engage our residents’ muscles and encourage movement
  • Spiritual support to embrace the diversity of each resident within our communities through music, literary affirmations, discussion groups, prayer and other means
  • Community connections creates opportunities for our residents to stay engaged through civic outreach projects to “pay-it-forward” to the neighborhood surrounding their community
  • Continuing education is a vital activity to support brain health and our program provides several ways to keep residents brains engaged and always learning
  • Lifestyle and leisure to reflect the interests of our residents through embracing past professions, pastimes, hobbies and lifestyles

In the Moment is our commitment to the Memory Care residents that we will help guide them on their journey and respect the individuality they bring to our senior living community.

Memory Care Services Include:

  • Private rooms include private bathrooms
  • Family-style meals in an intimate dining area
  • Nutritional support and guidance from staff during meals
  • 24-hour staffing by specially trained staff
  • Higher staff-to-resident ratio in a smaller environment, emulating a home setting
  • Routine health monitoring – licensed and certified staff monitor day-to-day health changes
  • Medication management
  • Caregiver assistance with personal care: dressing, grooming, and bathing
  • Incontinence management
  • Specialized activity programs that engage residents in daily life