Memory Care

The Gardens

The Gardens memory care program at Margaret Pratt Community is inspired by the idea that we are all capable of continued growth if properly nurtured and provided the right environment. A garden that is well tended and cared for will provide comfort, purpose, and pleasure. The Gardens is named for both the literal garden, the outside space that is an important part of our memory care program, and for the figurative elements that a garden provides, which are incorporated into the daily routines of this special program.

 

The Gardens is purpose built and planned specifically to assist both staff and residents who work and live in the space. It is an “open” design that provides staff with maximum visibility and residents with the ability to navigate the space without finding themselves in a dead-end corridor, eliminating potential frustrations. The core of the open plan has programmed spaces for dining, activities, entertainment, an internal walking path, special “life-skill” stations at various points along the internal path, and our Greenhouse which leads to the secure outdoor garden.

 

The Gardens at Margaret Pratt Community provides the most innovative care available in a state-of-the-art setting. Utilizing the widely accepted practices for care published by The Alzheimer’s Association, The Gardens program will care for your loved one with the respect and dignity they deserve.

 

 

While memory loss creates difficult changes, life can still be enjoyed. Our caregivers have been carefully selected and trained in the care of individuals with memory disorders. Structured daily programs help residents stay active and socially connected. By focusing on their abilities, rather than their disabilities, each resident’s self-esteem and a sense of dignity are renewed.

 

Memory Care Includes:

 

  • Private or semi-private apartment with private bathrooms

  • Three meals a day plus snacks, scheduled to meet resident needs

  • Comprehensive 24-hour daily therapeutic activity program

  • Life skills stations and specialized programs

  • Daily personal care and medication management

  • Housekeeping and personal laundry services

  • Scheduled transportation (personal escorts available)

  • 24-hour staffing and emergency response

  • Secure indoor and outdoor environment