Tapestries Memory Care in Collingswood, NJ can greatly enrich the quality of life of your loved one living with dementia. Our core strategy allows all memory care residents to receive care on their own terms. They can sleep when tired and get up when they feel ready to. They eat whenever they are hungry, regardless of the meal schedule. They engage in activities that make sense to them and “self-direct” their own lives, not what others prescribe.
United Methodist Communities’ model is implemented by our associates who are trained in the latest research-based, Alzheimer’s and dementia care methods. Our team is available around the clock to assist with daily tasks and engage with memory impaired residents and keep them safe.
At Collingswood, we are proud to provide residents with the opportunity to live in a nurturing, homelike environment where they can be safe, enjoy their daily pleasures and have meaningful experiences and interactions every day.
Tapestries Memory Care residents at UMC at Collingswood will have complete access to:
If your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, please contact UMC at Collingswood in Camden County to find out how we can meet their needs. Our associates take the time to get to know you, your loved one and your extended family to ensure Tapestries will feel like home for your senior family member.
The Life Enrichment Team Specialists (LETS) at UMC at Collingswood are highly trained and experienced in managing dementia behavioral issues in a positive way. Some examples are wandering, aggressive reactions, paranoia, or resisting good hygiene habits. Our specialized dementia care program offers many different options to treat, minimize, and safely manage the changes that come with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Associate training includes communication methods and we encourage family members to learn them as well. Our associates keep up to date with the latest dementia education and practices and would be more than happy to share them with you and your family. It’s important to keep this information flowing, as what might work with one memory care resident, may not work for another. Alzheimer’s and dementia affects every family differently, so it’s important to really narrow down what works for your unique situation.
As mentioned above, an integral part of Tapestries Memory Care is to respect the cognitive strengths of each resident by allowing them to engage in daily rhythms that make sense to their schedules. Our resident-directed care model encourages individuals to eat when hungry and sleep when tired. To help support this care model, we have associates available 24/7 to assist residents when needed. For instance, if they want to eat dinner at 10pm, one of our associates will prepare it for them in the kitchen.
Tapestries is one of the few memory care residences where dedicated memory care services are coupled with a thriving, active senior community. Tapestries embodies a philosophy of care delivered through an evidence-based program. Our program offers holistic and integrated approaches that improve the quality of care and quality of life for persons experiencing Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
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