Finding a Houston community that can provide excellent memory care for those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can be an overwhelming experience. Preparing yourself with the proper information will make your search much easier.
What is memory care?
Memory care is a specialized service in senior living communities that helps people experiencing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia continue to safely live a life of purpose and dignity.
What is the benefit of memory care over a nursing home?
At Pathways Memory Care in Houston, TX, residents are encouraged to be active participants in their community. Enormous common areas lead to interactions with others and are less confusing to navigate. Nursing homes may not have these opportunities or activities available. Our modern design is clean, bright, beautiful and soothing to our residents. Cherish is the philosophy that guides our community to celebrate the lives of everyone in our care.
In addition, our team of specially trained associates gets to know each resident personally through daily interaction.
What does a day in memory care look like?
Every day is different at Pathways Memory Care and by understanding the individual needs of each resident, we can tailor programing to fit into their lifestyle. Staying active, interacting with others and learning new things is a daily occurrence achieved through:
- Exercising in the fitness room
- Making crafts for local charities in the activity room
- Digging in the greenhouse that is maintained by the University of Houston
- Shopping in the in-house gift shop
- Getting pampered in our salon
- Enjoying three brain-healthy meals per day and snacks served in our dining room
- Excursions in the community when it is safe to do so again
What features should I look for when considering memory care?
Find a program that fits the needs of your loved one. It’s helpful to take a tour of the community and ask important questions like:
- Do they involve the family?
- Is the team specially trained?
- Is the community clean?
- What level of care will my loved one receive?
- What activities and programs are available?
- Do other residents benefit from services?
- Do they offer affordable care?
What makes Pathways the best choice for Houston families?
Memory care at Pathways not only provides personalized service to our residents 24/7, but also supports a transparent interaction with their families. Our commitment to service also comes at a cost-effective pricing structure and is designed for long-term care. We also accept long term care insurance (pending licensure) and veterans aid benefits.
Our community is built to the nines and designed to give residents and their families peace of mind for where they will be living. Leading memory care interior designers, Warner Design Associates mentions, “The most important aspect of design is to make the resident feel at home. We recommend creating a space that stimulates the mind, invites positivity, and makes the resident feel that they are in a comfortable, familiar place.”
This ties in to our unique set-up of essentially four buildings under one roof. With the same team members serving each section daily, residents receive consistency and trust in the caregivers they see every day. We also provide a quarter of our building to community partners such as the Silver Sneakers program and Heart to Heart Hospice to support more levels of care.
What are the Pathways Memory Care values?
When considering memory care for your loved one, take in mind the five areas Pathways builds its specialized program around: