The transition to memory care can be one of the most difficult decisions a family makes. Our compassionate team is committed to helping seniors not only get the physical care they need—but also enjoy the highest possible quality of life. Read more about our approach to memory care.
At The Gardens at Barry Road, our memory care services center on safety and quality of life. We provide intensive care, supervision and monitoring 24 hours a day in a secure environment. We recognize each individual will be affected differently with memory loss, so we offer an individualized program in a stimulating atmosphere to accommodate unique needs.
Our private and companion apartments are located in our friendly neighborhood setting. Our community features a welcoming lounge, family-style dining and vibrant living spaces. The beautifully landscaped grounds provide a secure outdoor setting with continuous walking paths in a tranquil setting.
It’s proven that residents with memory loss better maintain cognitive function, language skills, and a healthy routine with consistent social interaction. Memory Care Companion Suites create meaningful social connection between residents, and create affordable access to high-quality care. Studies show that older adults who move from an isolated home environment to a community setting experience the greatest health benefits from the daily social interaction, even greater than the benefits of regular medication management and balanced daily nutrition.
Upon admission, our Health Services Director meets with new residents and families to develop a personalized care plan, which includes an assessment of the resident’s physical and psychological needs. We tailor care to meet each individual’s symptoms, recognizing every individual will be affected differently with memory loss. Our highly trained team—including around-the-clock licensed nurse supervision—tends to all our residents’ needs, from medication management to physical wellness. We update this plan regularly, or as a resident’s health changes.
Our compassionate staff works with each resident and family to create an environment where residents can succeed and thrive while maintaining as much familiarity as possible. Small accomplishments, such as working on a memory book, baking, or even making a bed, can be highly therapeutic and encouraging.
Walk into our Memory Care, and you may see a resident petting a dog or cat, enjoying the scent of flowers in our secure garden, or singing a familiar tune. Senses of touch, smell, and rhythm remain strong as memories fade. Our team members continually tap these senses to soothe and connect with residents.
At The Gardens at Barry Road, we have adopted Teepa Snow’s outcome-based approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. With a focus on communication and the value of personal connections, our goal is to improve the quality of life for everyone — our residents and their families.