Memory Care: The Woods

The Woods is a secure, home-like memory care environment where dedicated staff gives 24/7 personalized memory care assisted living. Our intimate setting and structured activities foster social engagement and contentment. Oak Meadows provides creative, compassionate solutions to enable each person to thrive and flourish. Distinctive care and senior community give families the peace of mind that their loved ones are surrounded by nurturing activity and comfort.

Included in rent:

  • Roll-in shower
  • Windows with mini blinds
  • Bathrooms equipped with grab bars
  • All utilities (heat, electric, central air conditioning, water, sewage, and trash)
  • Kitchenette with oak cabinets and a refrigerator
  • Residential setting with monitored entry and keypad exit
  • Satellite TV with 50 channels
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bird aviary

Added memory care services and amenities:

  • 24-hour home health care
  • Laundry and linen changes
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • 24-hour urgency pendant response system (if needed)
  • Three daily meals and snacks served in the family dining room
  • Daily engaging, stimulating activities program
  • Comforting spiritual care provided by our onsite chaplain

The Woods Memory Care units are located on our third floor.

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“The staff at Oak Meadows make this facility feel like home. They were supportive in so many ways as our father moved into Memory Care. The large variety of activities are critical for the social and emotional health of the residents. In house activities; games, music, social gatherings and events are planned, bus trips, and local community groups also provide entertainment for the residents.”

G., Child of Resident

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Recognizing the Right Time for Memory Care: A Guide for Caregivers

As a devoted caregiver to a senior family member facing memory challenges, the decision to transition to a memory care community can be emotional, but can be a crucial step towards providing the best possible care.

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Here are key signs that may indicate the right time for a transition:

Safety Concerns: If your loved one is experiencing increased incidents of wandering or forgetting to turn off appliances, it may pose safety risks. Memory care communities are designed to provide a secure environment, minimizing potential hazards.

Increased Agitation or Anxiety: Noticeable changes in mood, increased agitation, or heightened anxiety may suggest that the current living situation is becoming overwhelming for your loved one. Memory care communities offer a structured and supportive setting to alleviate stress.

Decline in Personal Care Abilities: A decline in the ability to perform activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, or managing medications, may indicate the need for more comprehensive assistance provided in memory care settings.

Difficulty Managing Finances: If your loved one is struggling to manage finances, pay bills, or is making uncharacteristic financial decisions, it may be a sign of cognitive decline that warrants the additional support available in memory care.

Social Isolation: Individuals facing memory challenges often withdraw from social activities due to frustration or confusion. Memory care communities offer engaging activities and a supportive community, combating isolation and promoting social interactions.

Challenges with Nutrition: If your loved one is having difficulties preparing meals, forgetting to eat, or experiencing weight loss, memory care communities can ensure regular, nutritious meals tailored to their dietary needs.

Escalating Care Demands: As the demands of caregiving escalate, and you find it increasingly challenging to meet your loved one's needs, memory care communities provide professional care, allowing you to transition from a primary caregiver role to a supportive family member.

Worsening Cognitive Decline: If there is a noticeable decline in your loved one's cognitive abilities, such as memory loss, confusion, or disorientation, memory care communities are equipped with specialized programs and trained staff to address their evolving needs.

Understanding these signs can guide you in making an informed decision about the appropriate time to consider memory care. While the transition may be emotionally challenging, it is ultimately an act of love and commitment to providing your loved one with the specialized care and support they need during this unique stage of their journey.

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