Our Active, Person Centered Lifestyle Includes
- Consistent routines and familiar joys that reassure and help make each day a good day
- Recognition that individual preferences are as important as hands-on care
- Special activities and social programming
- iPods programmed with favorite music specific to their generation
- Group exercise to help maintain motor coordination
- Beautiful new and secure courtyard to spend time outdoors
- Meaningful, personalized programs that recognize residents’ passions
- Participation in daily routines of neighborhood life
- Active family participation
Memory Care Volunteers
Memory Care residents at McLean greatly benefit from the care and compassion of our specialized volunteer program. Highly trained in dementia care, our dedicated volunteers know how to engage with someone with memory loss. Residents are matched with a compatible volunteer who offers companionship and shares in activities like reading, going for walks in our beautiful new courtyard and reengaging them in the things they like.
Developed through a partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, the Health Center at McLean is the only place in the country to offer this highly recognized program. To become a volunteer, complete this form or to request a volunteer please call 860-658-3941.
To learn more about McLean’s Alzheimer’s/dementia care services in Hartford County, please fill out the request form.
How does Memory Care differ from Assisted Living?
Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects more than just one person. We work not only with individuals but also with family members and caregivers to provide the perfect balance of respect and care from day to day. Memory Care residences and common areas in McLean are carefully designed to ensure residents feel safe and secure. Our program is structured to build confidence in an environment that promotes choice and celebrates accomplishments through familiar schedules and surroundings.
What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, depression or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It’s a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas, leading to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.
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