Our emotional and personal approach to Alzheimer's CareAn emotional and personal approach was taken throughout the phases of design, development, building and completion of our physically supportive environment. Our memory care community protects residents from their own cognitively poor judgment while helping them to remain functional. As contributors in the upkeep of their household, they are encouraged to participate in gender specific activities, and therefore a sense of purpose and well-being remains in their lives.
Caring for a memory impaired loved one at home is at best, frightening, painful and exhausting. The overwhelming stress on the caregiver is so often reflected in the behaviors of the memory impaired individual. Our life's work is to alleviate both.
Memory Garden provides the most advanced care, yet looks and feels like home. Five households of ten residents together create a "neighborhood." Each household is made up of nine residential suites, distinguished by floral themes, special colors, and other thoughtful details that help residents become oriented to their surroundings and feel comfortable. Memory Garden is full of environmental characteristics that ease the challenge of living day to day with memory impairment:
Enclosed courtyards for gardening, picnicking, and strolling
Spacious suites, a private area to personalize
Households that provide an intimate atmosphere
Memory boxes that help identify suite entrance
Country kitchens for dining and socializing
Hair care salon for improving self-esteem
Soda Shop for socializing and activities
Elegant private dining rooms for family dinners and special occasions
Activity lounges, parlors and sun rooms encourage socialization and creativity
Fitness room for maintaining physical strength and mobility
Secured exits for safety
Outdoor recreation areas for fresh air, meditation, and enjoyment
"I just want to thank you and everyone else at Tanglewood for the love and care you gave Grandma, and by extension, Mom, Robin, and me. There certainly was a guardian angel on my shoulder in December of 2009 when I was so desperately searching for a safe place for Grandma. I found that, and more. You all were the reason she lived so long. I know that. Thank you all, for everything you've done for my family. What an amazing gift you offer."