Here at TerraBella Shelby, we understand and recognize the challenges faced by family members when it comes to caring for loved ones with dementia. As such, we have designed our memory care community to address these concerns and provide a safe yet mentally-stimulating environment for loved ones. Whether it’s Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or any other memory loss-related illness, we can assure you that your loved ones will be well taken care of, and be provided with the necessary resources to achieve a better quality of life and to be as independent as possible. Continue reading to find out more about our memory care in Shelby, North Carolina.
Holistic Approach to Dementia Care
At TerraBella Shelby, we encourage our residents to achieve a holistic lifestyle and this can be achieved through addressing six factors of holistic health: Physical, emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual, and psychological. Your loved ones can look forward to these services and amenities we have provided in our memory care community:
- Creating a Sense of Purpose and Fostering Meaningful Relationships
For some loved ones with dementia, the decline in cognitive health can lead them to feel socially isolated and lonely. This is one of the biggest concerns faced by many older adults, so we have taken the effort to prevent these feelings from arising by allowing loved ones to be socially engaged in the community. Our full-time Activities Director is in charge of the events schedule and makes sure each day is filled with exciting activities and events for residents to partake in. These activities provide an opportunity for residents to mingle around and form friendships, especially when they’re moving into a memory care community for the first time. These activities are all designed to be mentally stimulating by medical personnel, so your loved ones can work towards improving their cognitive health while having fun.
- Promoting Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
Your loved ones may find themselves lacking the confidence and self-esteem to be independent, especially when they’re in an unfamiliar environment. Our lifestyle programs can help your loved ones to find their voice, as well as tap on their strengths and capabilities. As your loved ones participate in our activities and events, our team members would focus on their successes rather than failures, which encourages your loved ones to step out of their comfort zone. In turn, your loved ones would find a greater sense of purpose in their lives and feel more self-worth.
- Stressing on the Importance of Family Involvement
While living in a memory care community means that your loved ones have to live away from their family members, that does not mean families are not welcomed into the community. Family members can simply schedule a visit whenever they desire, though they do have to go through a thorough security check for safety purposes. Our superior communication system also allows family members to keep in check of their loved ones’ health and progress in our community so that they can have peace of mind.