Safety, Care, and Engagement.
Many people feel lost when they’re looking at care options for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. You want a place where you are confident that your loved one will be safe, loved, and can regain a lifestyle where they feel connected and happy. That can seem like a tall order, but at Fox Run, our staff trains with top dementia educators to provide the highest quality personalized care so you can step back from being the caregiver and start to be family again.
Our memory care community is structured to offer an engaging and supportive environment with comfort and ease of navigation in mind. By focusing on dignity, quality of life, and independence, we strive to ensure all residents feel respected and cared for as they age, regardless of what they remember today or tomorrow.
Memory Care Apartments
Memory care at Fox Run affords residents a private space so that they are able to have an apartment to call their own. They are free to decorate as they like, even paint a different color, if they desire! Of course, we work with residents every day to make sure they feel engaged outside of their apartments and are interacting with their environment and fellow residents. Our apartments were designed with seniors in mind, ensuring simple and immediate access to all the necessities of life.
Assigned Life Enrichment Coordinators
We believe that quality care begins with strong relationships. A strong bond is the best way for our life enrichment coordinators to foster trust, notice small changes in behavior and health, and develop communication. That’s why we pair life enrichment coordinators and residents as a team – so personalized bonds of trust and friendship can be developed over time.
One top-of-mind concern for most families is finding a secure but welcoming environment. It can be a hard balance to strike, ensuring both comfort and safety. The design of our memory care cottage focuses not just on comfort and ease of navigation, but on security. We make every effort to integrate safety features in unobtrusive ways so that residents never feel monitored or restricted.
Specialized activity stations, called Life Stations™, are strategically placed throughout our memory care cottage to promote engagement opportunities. The Life Stations resemble specific aspects of life in order to encourage engagement and interaction. Our Life Enrichment Coordinators also create life boxes that are specific to each resident!
Withdrawal, difficulty in social situations, unexpected emotional reactions…these issues related to Alzheimer’s and memory loss make it feel like the only solution is to limit and restrict the senior’s activity. This, of course, only makes the situation worse. But at Fox Run we have the means to do the difficult tasks to get residents re-engaged with life.
Alzheimer’s and memory loss can be absolutely devastating to the appetite and diet of a senior. Changing tastes, physiology, and activity levels make it difficult to know what and how much the senior will eat. That’s why a robust dining strategy is one of the core features of our memory care cottage. We have methods to arouse the appetite and make sure that residents receive the nutrition they need with the flavor that keeps them excited for more.
One of the things that falls by the wayside when a person has memory difficulties is personal grooming. Fox Run recognizes that one way a person feels like themselves is by feeling presentable. Regular combing, bathing, and trips to the salon make sure that residents are always confident and feeling like the best version of themselves.
Providing care for residents with dementia is a highly specialized skill. Our team is trained in effective communication strategies to determine how to respond to any limitations that a resident may have in being understood. We focus on empathy and study techniques for managing through behavioral challenges and redirection with the goal of engaging each resident in meaningful ways.
It is vitally important when providing care for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia to be equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and proven effective techniques, not to mention a drive to care for those in need. These individuals work tirelessly to ensure that residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other forms of memory loss live in the best possible home with care that goes above and beyond what family members expect.
Memory Care Leadership
Did you know Fox Run also has Senior Day Respite Stay?
Designed for caregivers and families who need a break