Mind & Memory Care Amenities
Over 23 years of experience caring for individuals living with dementia and other forms of memory loss, as well as the latest research has gone into designing our mind and memory care neighborhoods. Our goal is always to enhance our residents’ quality of life. Besides offering 24/7 care, we also offer access to our suggested on-site providers and concierge amenities to help our residents age well and ease family responsibilities.
Each aspect of our neighborhoods for those with memory impairment has been thoughtfully planned and designed to be dementia-friendly.
- Specialized lighting to reduce the effects of sundowning or late-day confusion
- Aromatherapy aimed at relieving symptoms and improving mental processing
- Treasure chests, journey stations and engagement boxes provide opportunities for residents to reminisce
- Secure outdoor courtyards for gardening, birdwatching, taking walks and enjoying the outdoors
- Hair salons exclusively for our memory care residents for easy access to helping them look and feel their best
- Many of our communities also offer indoor therapeutic gardening programs
Visual cues and themed areas by color to help residents find their way
From effective communication strategies to therapeutic experiences, our acclaimed programs are among the many things that set our mind and memory care apart.
Our nationally award-winning Connect First program works to evoke positive emotions by improving communication between residents and associates and establishing or maintaining strong human connections, a Benchmark cornerstone. Our associates undergo specialized training to discern what their residents are trying to communicate and effective response techniques.
Throughout each day, our residents also enjoy individual or small group therapeutic programs offered in parallel and tailored to their interests. Art, music and pet therapy, fitness programs, mentally stimulating games, family programs and off-site trips are just some of the things residents enjoy daily.
Access to Suggested On-Site Providers
In addition to offering medication management, continence management and transfer capabilities for those with mobility issues, we are pleased to offer our residents their choice of care providers or access to our suggested on-site providers. Physician visits, rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, hospice and more allows our residents to age well and are offered for added convenience.
At each Benchmark community, our residents receive weekly housekeeping and laundry and linen service. As one would expect, all maintenance is also included.
*Some services may be subject to additional fees and amenities and services may vary by community. Please consult a specific location for additional information.