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Excellence in Alzheimer’s and Memory Care
Beth Sholom’s dedicated Memory Care communities offer warm, home-like environments for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive challenges. A wide range of programs, tailored to the needs of the memory impaired, help residents enjoy hobbies and interests and lead meaningful lives.
I’m Still Here® is a philosophy of dementia care based on the belief that every person living with the disease is still there and can experience a high quality, dignified life regardless of the severity of their memory loss.
Our three Memory Enhancement Centers in the Richmond, VA, area provide all levels of Assisted Living care plus additional services in a secure, safe environment, including:
- Cueing and assistance with dressing and undressing
- Daily assistance with personal hygiene
- Incontinence management, as needed
- Daily housekeeping services
- Specialized activities created for residents with memory impairments
- Special dining services with nursing staff available to assist and monitor intake
- Notation of meal and fluid intake
- Scheduled outings on
- Quarterly care plan conference with resident and family
- Memory boxes
- Sensory garden (Parkside)
- Individual or shared rooms (The Gardens, Healthcare Center)
Memory Care Facilities
Parkside is a modern, 73-unit apartment complex for Assisted Living and Memory Care.
The Gardens is a 60-unit home-like environment offering Assisted Living and Memory Care.
The Healthcare Center is a 100-unit facility with private rooms, Skilled Nursing staff, inpatient rehabilitative care and a special unit for residents with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairments.
I’m Still Here® Memory Care
Beth Sholom is proud to be certified as a Memory Care Center of Excellence in the I’m Still Here® approach to Memory Care.
This certification is only awarded to a few organizations each year. To achieve it, all of our Memory Care staff – as well as many others throughout our community – took part in a six-month on-site program, which included extensive training in Alzheimer’s and related dementias, communication techniques and life enrichment.
By adapting activities to an individual’s cognitive abilities and strengths, the I’m Still Here® approach has been shown to reduce the common symptoms associated with dementia, including the Four A’s™ of Alzheimer’s: Apathy, Aggression, Agitation and Anxiety, while significantly improving residents’ quality of life.
We’re excited about working with the I’m Still Here® approach to provide our residents living with dementia the opportunity to remain creative and actively engaged – and to truly thrive despite the severity of their cognitive challenges.