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Care for Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Other Forms of Memory Loss

EPOCH’s comprehensive Memory Care provides an exceptional lifestyle and enhances quality of life for those in all stages of Alzheimer’s, dementia and other forms of memory loss. Recognized as one of the leading comprehensive memory care programs, EPOCH’s approach is to bring the resident and family closer together within a comforting atmosphere that encourages family interaction, while fostering a better relationship between the resident and family.

Club EPOCH Memory Enhancement Program

Club EPOCH is a program developed specifically for those with early-stage memory impairment. Blending the independence of a private apartment in a gracious, residential setting with a supportive team of caregivers, engaging activities, mental and physical exercise, nutrition and more, Club EPOCH helps residents maintain their functional abilities with a goal of delaying further memory decline.

To ensure Club participants remain active, engaged and confident, the Club EPOCH Memory Enhancement Program features a wide variety of daily structured and fun activities designed to encourage socialization, friendship and conversation and to evoke a sense of purpose among Club members. Whether it’s a fitness program, art project, a game of cards, or simply chatting with other participants, Club EPOCH activities help stimulate memory and create an uplifting, positive atmosphere.

Memory Care Assisted Living

EPOCH’s Memory Care Assisted Living is delivered in separate and secure neighborhoods within EPOCH assisted living communities. While offering the same luxurious surroundings and gracious amenities as the rest of the community, Memory Care neighborhoods have special safety features and are specially designed to provide memory stimulation.

The program features comprehensive activities that provide increased stimulation to help relieve the common effects of Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory impairment: depression, agitation and wandering. We strive to find creative ways to involve residents so even daily routines are turned into fun activities with purpose. Memory Care is also offered in our senior healthcare centers for those in the later stages of the disease who need a higher level of care.

Other features of our Memory Care Program:

  • Dedicated program director
  • 24-hour licensed nursing care
  • High caregiver-to-resident ratio
  • Specially trained memory care team
  • Daily memory stimulation activities

Namaste™… Honoring the Spirit Within

As the symptoms of memory loss progress to the advanced stage, Namaste™ is a program that all EPOCH Senior Healthcare communities offer that changes the way we care for residents in the last stages of their illness.

Namaste™ means "to honor the spirit within." This is exactly what we do at EPOCH – honor the spirit of the residents whose lives have been changed by memory impairment, while celebrating the person who still is. The main goal of Namaste™ is to keep our residents as comfortable as possible in a peaceful environment, surrounded by compassionate staff and the presence of others.

Namaste™ is a comforting, sensory-based program offering wonderful aromas and comfortable chairs. Residents are wrapped in warm quilts and frequently receive hand and foot massages. Sometimes care is just spending time with a resident. Sometimes it’s listening to music together. Sometimes it’s as simple as an extra hug. We know that a caring touch within a circle of love reaches our residents at this time in life.

Learn more about Joyce Simard and the Namaste™ program

 
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