MEMORY SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD
For those facing the challenges of memory loss, Bell Tower Residence offers a unique Memory Support Neighborhood that provides individually tailored care, while maintaining familiar surroundings. Relationships between staff and each resident serve as the foundation for Memory Support. Backed by the latest research and knowledge of dementia care, our staff designs personalized programs to engage residents and nurture their spirit.
We take the time to learn each person’s life events, occupations, relationships and moments that have shaped who they are.
Our Life Enrichment Program considers abilities, strengths and interests when creating mental workouts and hands-on activities. Flexibly and patience is the foundation of our program.
SERVICES AND AMENITIES
Our Memory Support Neighborhood is designed to meet the needs of seniors with memory loss by offering services and amenities tailored specifically to each resident while supporting a healthy lifestyle in private apartments on a secured floor.
· Private apartments on a secured floor
· Hands-on registered nurse
· Recreational therapist develops and coordinates activities
· Standby or hands-on assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming and escorts
· Continence management
· Medication management
· Emergency and fire response system
THE EMOTIONS OF FAMILY CAREGIVING
Those caring for a loved one at home with memory loss often feel anger, anxiety, depression, fatigue, resentment or overwhelmed. A spouse or adult child might feel guilt when considering moving someone out of their home. You are not alone. We can help guide those troubling emotions toward feelings of love, patience, and purpose by offering emotional support and practical information.
A Dementia Suport group for caregivers is held at 6:00 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in the lobby of Bell Tower Residence.
Memory Support for Caregivers
Do you have a member of your family who has been diagnosed with memory loss? Are you aware that Bell Tower Residence has a Memory Support Group for Caregivers? This group was initiated by Marsha Bloechl and S. Peggy Jackelen around 2013. Both women had mothers who died from this disease. Support is a wonderful thing. Sharing with others who have or had similar experiences provides a safe place to share concerns and receive helpful hints from others.
Please join us if you are a caregiver of a person with memory loss. We meet for approximately one hour at 6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in Bell Tower’s 2nd floor coffee room. Meetings have been canceled until further notice. Please keep checking as to when our next meeting will take place. If you have questions or desire more information, contact S. Peggy Jackelen at 715-536-5425.