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A Day in the Life of a Resident in Memory Care

Moving your loved one into Memory Care can be stressful when you don’t know what to expect from the day to day. Our Harmony family is here to help you understand what a typical day looks like in our communities.

Memory Care in the Morning

  • Residents start their day by waking up in their own apartments and getting assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) from our caregivers.
  • Residents enjoy a hot breakfast served to them in the dining room in the company of the other Memory Care residents.
  • Residents can participate in the morning physical activity. Options include chair exercise, tai chi, yoga, stretching, or an outside walk depending on the weather.
  • Residents can participate in the morning social activity. Options include daily devotional, coffee while reading the newspaper aloud, or a holiday-themed activity.

Memory Care in the Afternoon

  • Residents enjoy a delicious lunch served to them in the dining room in the company of the other Memory Care residents.
  • Residents are encouraged to participate in creative-themed small group activities. Options include arts and crafts, culinary creations, and more.
  • Residents can participate in the afternoon social activity. Options include a leisurely bus ride, live entertainment, tea time, or a snacktivity.
  • Residents can participate in the afternoon physical activity. Options include balloon volleyball, bowling, bean bag toss, putt-putt, or horseshoes.
  • Residents are encouraged to participate in cognitive and creative-themed small group activities. Options include sing-alongs, skill/life stations, or puzzles.

Memory Care in the Evening

  • Residents enjoy a hearty supper served to them in the dining room in the company of the other Memory Care residents.
  • Residents can participate in the evening social activity. Options include card games, board games, pet therapy, or happy hour.
  • Residents can participate in the evening wind-down activity. Options include popcorn and a movie, virtual travel videos, or watching the evening news.
  • Residents wrap up their day by heading back to their own apartments where they receive specialized assistance from our caregivers to prepare for bedtime.

Cognitive and creative activities are vital to improving the quality of life of residents living with Alzheimer’s. Our Harmony family is committed to bringing joy, respect, and care to your loved ones living with us.

 

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