In addition to Independent Living and Assisted Living, Sagora Senior Living is proud to offer Memory Care living options for our residents. As we understand that Memory Care can be a sensitive subject and perhaps confusing and overwhelming for family members, we have launched a blog series devoted entirely to Memory Care. Our hope is that we provide educational resources, answers to frequently asked questions and support as you navigate your loved one’s Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis.
Today we’ll be focusing on what Sagora Pathways is and the principles that it’s founded upon. Sagora Pathways is a focused approach to programming which provides the best possible lifestyle, care and environment for our Memory Care residents. By understanding their unique needs, we are able to best support residents as they progress through the many stages of dementia and cater to each individual’s specific needs. When planning our Memory Care programming, our overall philosophy is to provide purpose while incorporating sights, sounds, smells and physical tasks that our residents would engage in regularly in their home. After all, our community is their home and they should be able to feel seen and needed in it.
Sagora Pathways is founded upon the following principles.
• Dignity. Our passion is providing age-appropriate programs and the utmost respect to our residents. Our focus is to build self-esteem and respect our residents on an individual level. We involve family and friends in our plans to provide maximum comfort and connection.
• Maximum choice. We utilize our life skills programs for residents to engage in activities in which they are familiar with. Our life skills stations focus on existing abilities and encourage independence and encourage decision making.
• Individual focus. Learning about our residents’ lives enriches our understanding of them. This allows us to reconnect them with treasured life experiences through meaningful communication. We celebrate often. Old memories are loved and cherished while they are making new ones.
Our purposeful programming and community design are safe and stimulating. We learn about your loved one’s career, retirement and special interests. Elements of individual life experiences are interwoven into their daily schedule. For more information on our communities, contact information and how to schedule a virtual tour, click here.