With Ecumen Awakenings™, better days come naturally
Treating Alzheimer’s and dementia is as much an art as it is a science. While medication can be a fast, effective solution to unpleasant behaviors and mood swings that come with the disease, it can also mask cognitive and physical abilities to the point where it feels like the person you love just isn’t there anymore. By carefully replacing sedating drugs with a variety of sensory-based activities and experiences, our nationally recognized Awakenings™ Memory Care program has brought about dramatic “re-awakenings” in many residents.
Not a cure, Awakenings™ is collaborative care tailored to your loved one’s needs. It combines the knowledge, experience and abilities of the professional care team, physicians and pharmacists. As we work with you and get to know your loved one, we discover their unique abilities, learn to empower them and joyfully honor the person they are.
As a result, we’ve seen astounding quality of life improvements including increased alertness, mobility, laughter, more restful sleep, fewer falls, enhanced verbal ability, singing, ability to exercise, and reductions or eliminations of mood swings and more. If your loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia, Awakenings™ can truly be a life-changing program for you both.
It’s so life-changing that we designed our Memory Care neighborhood to include the rooms, spaces and equipment that help us implement it. The result is a warm, secure, barrier-free family environment that can help your loved ones be more present and enjoy more meaningful and fulfilling days—with you and your family.
Programming and support for your loved one—and for you
The Awakenings™ program is based on the benefits of sensory stimulation, aromatherapy, massage, cooking, art therapy and more as part of a personalized care plan. We also offer monthly support groups for caregivers and individuals living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. All support groups are facilitated by Alzheimer’s Association-trained individuals. Visit our events page to view the schedule.
- 24/7 assistance and safety checks
- Emergency response system
- Three chef-prepared meals per day
- Specially tailored and inclusive social, physical, spiritual and recreational activities
- Assistance with accessing community resources and social services
- Weekly housekeeping and linen changes
- Two loads of laundry per week
- Scheduled safety and comfort checks
- Coordination of outside health services
- All utilities, including cable and internet
Our care team will provide health care and support services customized to your specific needs. We are here to provide as much or as little as you need. We provide three customized care levels. Care services are established by a clinical nursing assessment.
- Dining Room
- Quiet Room
- Wellness Room
- Serenity Salon & Barber
- Lounges & Dens
- Activity/Arts Room
- Therapeutic Garden