Monday, 15 March 2021 12:10

The Aspen Creek Approach To Alzheimer's Care In Troy, IL

When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, we know how that can shock your world. Whether they have a mild, moderate, or severe case of Alzheimer's disease, your loved one's cognitive decline might be overwhelming for you. A memory care community could be the perfect solution for both you and your loved one, and at Aspen Creek, we take a unique approach to Alzheimer's care in Troy, IL.

Our close-knit memory care community provides Alzheimer's and dementia patients with a quiet and supportive home-like environment. Let's dive into our specialized caregivers' approach to Alzheimer's care in Troy.

How We Approach Alzheimer's Care In Troy, IL

At The Creeks, your loved one isn't just another number. We promise to always treat your loved one like the unique individual that they are. And it all starts with the personalization of our care services to your loved one.

Personalized Care At Every Turn

Everyone's different. We all come from differing backgrounds and unique careers, and all of us have experienced life through different perspectives. For this reason, we believe that memory care services should be personalized to each individual. And research has shown that personalized treatments are necessary to improve the quality of life for those with Alzheimer's disease (Health IT Analytics).

Once your loved one is admitted to one of our memory care facilities, we waste no time getting to know them and developing their personalized treatment plan. Before your loved one even moves into our memory care facility, we'll send you a few questionnaires to develop a better understanding of your loved one's personal history. Those answers will help our caregivers develop stronger relationships with your loved one and your input will help us form the basis of their treatment plan.

Each resident will have different needs and preferences for how they are cared for, and that doesn't just include their medical and memory care needs. We'll go the extra mile to ensure their daily living activities, recreational pastimes, and other parts of their day are tailored to them.

Fostering A Sense Of Community

Those with Alzheimer's disease or dementia can tend to feel isolated and lonely, as a result of their condition. This can make the other symptoms of the disease even worse and it may expedite their cognitive decline. At The Creeks, we aim to correct that by fostering a strong sense of community.

Within our close-knit facility, our caregivers organize and host daily group activities with all of our residents. These could be simple games or therapeutic pastimes, like art therapy or aromatherapy. We also keep our residents engaged with monthly excursions and field trips to nearby destinations.

All of these activities help encourage socialization between our residents and help establish a strong sense of community among them. These social engagements offer several benefits for our residents, as they help:

  • Support brain health
  • Improve focus
  • Strengthen their sense of time and place
  • And generate a stronger sense of inclusion

Encouraging Resident Independence

Just because your loved one has Alzheimer's disease doesn't mean they need to be coddled. They still deserve to have the independence and freedom to do the things they want to do. At the Aspen Creek of Troy, our residents are free to go about their days how they see fit. For instance, throughout a given day, our residents can:

  • Relax in the sunshine in our expansive and secure backyard
  • Take time for self-care with our visiting barber/beauty specialist
  • Create baked goods with our experienced on-staff chefs
  • Enjoy their favorite movie or TV show in our open family room or their private suite
  • And more

Our caregivers still provide some routine and structure to the day, but we make sure our residents have the freedom to enjoy the day at their own pace.

Saying "Yes" Instead Of "No"

At the Aspen Creek of Troy, we always prioritize the comfort and happiness of our residents. That's why we train all of our staff members to be "yes" people and do their best to meet every reasonable request. Our main job is to accommodate the preferences of our residents, so we will always go the extra mile to find ways to make our residents happy.

That said, if your loved one has a special request, like a personally tailored meal or an adjustment to their private suite, we'll do everything we can to turn that request into a reality. This caring mindset guides just about everything that we do at The Creeks, and it's worked out well for us thus far.

Check Out Our Approach To Alzheimer's Care in Troy, IL

The best way to understand our memory care services is to view our community for yourself! We'd love to show you around the Aspen Creek of Troy and introduce you to our memory care specialists. We'll give you a better idea of our exceptional care services and how we'll support your loved one's needs.

Contact us today to schedule your in-person tour of Aspen Creek and see our approach to Alzheimer's care in Troy, IL firsthand.