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Benefits of a Holistic Approach to Memory Care

Change is inevitable, and as we go through different changes throughout our lives, there is one constant: memory. Our memories provide a sense of continuity throughout our journey. They are the puzzle pieces that connect our experiences and relationships together to create our identity. For seniors battling Alzheimer’s or dementia, they start to lose some of these puzzle pieces, leaving them feeling confused, disconnected and just lost. Fortunately, a holistic approach to memory care is emerging as a beacon of hope, providing a comprehensive and compassionate solution to enhance the lives of these seniors. Here at Lester Senior Living, we stand at the forefront of this movement, offering a professional memory care program that embodies the principles of holistic care – to help make sense of the missing pieces.

What is Holistic Memory Care?

Holistic memory care goes beyond addressing only the cognitive facets of Alzheimer’s and dementia. It recognizes the connection between the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of the person’s well-being. This approach acknowledges that a person is not just their condition, but a multifaceted individual with diverse needs.

The Principles of Lester Senior Living’s Memory Care Program

Lester Senior Living’s memory care program takes this holistic philosophy to heart. By considering the unique needs of each resident, we create an environment that fosters engagement, connection, and comfort.

Person-Centered Care is the foundation of holistic memory care. Our caregivers value each resident’s life story, preferences, and routines. This approach ensures that care plans are tailored to the individual, promoting a sense of familiarity and security.

Cognitive Stimulation. Our program incorporates a variety of activities designed to stimulate cognitive function. From art therapy to music class to memory games, these activities engage residents’ enjoyment and enhance their mental health overall.

Physical Wellness is equally important to mental wellness. That’s why our program includes regular exercise classes like “Stretch & Flex,” chair yoga and dancing. Physical well-being contributes significantly to cognitive function and a greater quality of life.

Emotional Support. Alzheimer’s and dementia can evoke a range of emotions, not only for the individual but also for their loved ones. Lester Senior Living offers emotional support to both residents and families, creating a nurturing atmosphere of understanding and empathy for those dealing with memory loss diagnoses. We actively involve families in the care process, providing the latest education on memory loss, as well as regular updates on their loved one’s progress.

Social Interaction. Human connections are integral in everyone’s life – but especially for those who are experiencing memory loss. There is comfort in connecting with people who are dealing with the same situation. That’s why our memory care community encourages social interactions through regular group activities, outings, and communal dining. These interactions combat isolation and foster a sense of belonging.

Spiritual Needs. Feeling closer to a higher power brings more peace into your life – which can be especially beneficial to seniors battling a memory loss disease like Alzheimer’s. Lester Senior Living acknowledges the importance of spirituality by offering on-site synagogue services that promote reflection, prayer, and meaningful connections that transcend the limitations of memory loss. While our roots are grounded in Judaism, we welcome seniors of all faiths and backgrounds into our memory care community with open arms. 

Holistic Memory Care in Morris County NJ

Alzheimer’s and dementia can alter pieces of the puzzle that make up a senior’s life. This altercation can dim the vibrant memories that once defined them. Thankfully holistic memory care can serve as a ray of hope that pierces through the darkness. Lester Senior Living’s memory care program in Morris County, New Jersey, embodies this hope by offering a comprehensive, person-centered approach that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit. By embracing this professional care, seniors and their families can find solace, connection, and the potential for brighter days ahead.

To learn more about memory care in Morris County, or any of our other senior care options in NJ, please give us a call or visit our website at: https://jchcorp.org/