Connections

The Connections Memory Care Program – Experts in Memory Care & Support

CommuniCare is proud to offer our Connections memory care program at several of our locations. Designed by leading experts in the industry, we focus on reconnecting residents to their past, present, and to the people and things they know and love most.

The Connections program provides memory support built upon three key foundations: Preservation, Purpose and Pace. Preservation ensures the past continues to be a part of our residents’ daily lives, while purpose is found in stimulating activities provided to meet their needs. Finally, the flow of the day allows for comfortable and flexible routines to meet the individual needs of the residents to ensure person-centered dementia care.

Upon admission, we perform an evaluation on each resident to provide a clear indication of the stage of dementia he or she is in to better focus on individual needs. Over time, re-evaluations are performed periodically to assure we are providing the right level of care. These evaluations also allow the family to be fully engaged in the decision-making process (if they so choose to be). We also provide guidance for communication throughout the stages of dementia to ensure family members enjoy meaningful and purposeful visits with their loved ones.

Some of the features of our specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care programming include:

  • -Specially-trained staff certified as Connections Practitioners
  • -A secure, comfortable Alzheimer’s unit to ensure a safe environment
  • -Individualized rehabilitation offered 7 days a week, including physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • -Person-centered activities based on the corresponding stage of dementia as well as residents’ interests
  • -Quarterly family nights to keep residents connected to loved ones
  • -Incorporation of the Montessori-based dementia programming to promote independence and purpose for every resident.

Connections memory care is available at the following CommuniCare locations: