Memory Care Community in Shakopee, MN
Providing safety, respect and a sense of purpose.
People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia require a special kind of assisted living care. If you’re looking for memory care in Shakopee, MN, Benedictine Living Community–Windermere Way is designed to provide personalized dementia care organized around the individual’s needs. In addition, our well-trained memory care team employs best practices developed through research to provide the compassionate senior care for which the Benedictine family is known.
While Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can make each day a challenge, our Shakopee, Minnesota, memory care facility offers programming and activities to engage residents and promote a sense of purpose, as well as support that integrates family members into each resident’s care plan. Together, our care communities work toward one objective: more good days.
Memory Care at Benedictine–Windermere Way includes:
- Initial registered nurse assessment
- 24/7 assistance with activities of daily living
- 24/7 oversight for safety, security and health care needs
- Safe and secure setting to help keep your loved one safe 24/7
- Healthy, nutritious meals and snacks
- Nurse liaison with health care professionals, including care coordination with lab
- Housekeeping and laundry services with weekly bathroom and kitchen cleaning, vacuuming, and daily trash removal
- Clinical treatment and services
- Integrative health services
- Sensor monitoring
- Social, educational and recreational programs
- Resident services coordination
- Ongoing scheduled nursing assessments
- Quarterly vitals and weight checks
- Medication management, including setup, order changes and annual renewal
- Medical records keeping
In addition, our well-trained memory care team employs best practices developed through research to provide the compassionate senior care for which the Benedictine family is known.
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What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
According to the National Institute on Aging, dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions — such as thinking, reasoning and the ability to remember — that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. While dementia isn’t a disease, it may accompany certain diseases or conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative brain disease that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease. Although younger people can get Alzheimer’s, symptoms generally begin after age 60.
When is memory care needed?
In most Benedictine Living Communities, memory care can be offered in assisted living or in skilled nursing, depending on the resident’s medical needs. When a person exhibits signs of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia that affect quality of life or the ability to safely remain in their current living situation, a residential memory care program may be appropriate. For more information, read our blog post, When is Memory Care Needed?
How is memory care different from assisted living?
Every aspect of memory care — from staffing to dining and activities — is designed around the unique needs of people experiencing memory loss. Specially trained professionals work hand in hand with the individual and their family members to create structure, familiar schedules and surroundings, all in a secure environment that promotes a sense of purpose and accomplishment. For more information, read our blog post, Memory Care: A Closer Look.
Is staffing different in memory care?
Yes. Staff members are specially trained to care for people experiencing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. And these special caregivers carry with them a compassionate temperament and a passion for providing dignified, respectful memory care to individuals and their families. Depending on a resident’s medical needs, memory care may be offered in an assisted living setting. The staffing ratio in assisted living memory care is typically higher than in traditional assisted living.
Are family members and friends welcome to visit?
Family and friends are welcome to visit. Ask about visiting policies when you tour the community.