Wisteria Place at WhiteStone provides memory care in Greensboro, North Carolina, that is dedicated to caring for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Because the needs of those receiving Alzheimer’s and dementia care are so unique, we promote a blend of specialized training, staffing and memory care programming targeted at enriching the quality of life of our residents.
Many communities offer the basics of memory care. It takes a community managed by Life Care Services to give back the control you lost when your loved one was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. More than just a protective environment where residents are well taken care of, our memory care communities are filled with individuals who are purposefully engaged in programming and living each day with as much meaning as possible.
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OUR HEARTFELT CARE PHILOSOPHY
To fully understand how the program works, consider these simple, but powerful core beliefs that underscore our care philosophy:
- We recognize that what capabilities remain are far more important than what is lost
- We make each moment meaningful and purposeful
- We focus on each resident’s unique abilities
- We create success stories, one small victory at a time
Capturing Your Loved One’s Life Story
Using your loved one’s social history, along with other reminiscence tools, we capture a lasting legacy of details about your loved one: family, friends, career, hobbies, likes and dislikes. While memories fade, we know that past relationships and experiences continue to shape your loved one’s life.
Our skilled, trained and compassionate team uses the insights gained from each life story to develop person-centered activities and programming for each resident. Your loved one’s life story is at the heart of Heartfelt CONNECTIONS. We engage with our residents and their family members to accomplish the following:
- Record life achievements, events and special occasions to celebrate
- Capture memories and collect pictures to provide comfort and pleasure
- Identify key memory cues and triggers
- Promote and support mental, physical and emotional stimulation
- Aid conversation with friends and family
UNIQUE PROGRAMMING FOR EVERY RESIDENT
Staff members get to know each resident as if they are family members, nurturing each person with the compassion and dignity they deserve. Activities are designed to promote physical and emotional well-being and are tailored to individual interests and abilities.
As part of our recreation therapy program, our Care and Wellness Center features a Snoezelen Room, a therapeutic environment that improves mood and calms aggressive behavior using sensory therapy.
This multisensory environment can be adapted to meet the needs of each person to help increase awareness, reduce fear and improve communication. WhiteStone is one of the few senior living communities in Greensboro to offer this innovative therapy.
CREATING A SENSE OF BALANCE
Individuals with memory loss often experience agitation or frustration if they don’t have balance in their lives. Subconsciously we all require three things to lead a balanced and active daily life. For residents with memory loss, incorporating specific routines in a familiar environment minimizes anxiety.
It’s often been said that when we look better, we feel better. So little things like getting dressed, washing our face and combing or styling our hair plays a big role in maintaining self-esteem. We help residents be successful at those self-care tasks each day and celebrate their abilities to accomplish them.
VOCATION & PRODUCTIVITY
Most of us have had a vocation or career — work and daily tasks that have given our lives a sense of purpose. We learn about your loved one’s past career or vocation and find ways to incorporate or simulate some of those routine activities into daily life.
RECREATION & LEISURE
By nature, we tend to look forward to weekends and vacations. We engage our residents in recreational and leisure activities that are familiar and similar to those they have always loved.
THE 24-HOUR BRAIN
When you visit our community, there’s a very specific reason our residents appear calm, content and confident. We understand dementia and the 24-hour brain. Essentially, individual activities pair best with the functioning level of the brain at specific times of the day.
To reduce frustration, restore confidence and build self-esteem among residents, we schedule more challenging activities and tasks at appropriate times in the day to maximize remaining abilities. For example, your loved one might tackle puzzles or painting in the morning and wind down towards sunset with a quiet walk or soft music before bedtime.
You might spot a laundry station, a business desk, or an art workstation waiting to attract the attention of former executives, housewives, artists and hobbyists. The unique Life Stations offer areas for spontaneous interaction.
POINTS OF INTEREST
From interactive wall art to a raised garden or a bench near a small fountain, Points of Interest bring simple joy to memory care residents, by creating opportunities for stimulating engagement, meaningful conversation and that create a peaceful and relaxing moment.
BENEFITS AT A GLANCE
Here are just a few advantages of this innovative program at a community managed by Life Care Services.
With memory loss, life consists of moments of opportunity for meaning and purpose. Each time your loved one accomplishes a task successfully, it leads to confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.
Every day is dedicated to creating success stories, one small victory at a time.
Our skilled, trained and compassionate team uses the insights gained from each life story to develop person-centered activities and programming for each resident. Your loved one’s life story is at the heart of Heartfelt CONNECTIONS.
FOR YOUR LOVED ONE
- Provides a success-focused, highly individualized program of care in a warm, caring environment
- Promotes dignity and a sense of pride and accomplishment in day-to-day activities
- Supports improved self-worth, self-esteem and overall health and well-being
- Reduces fear, anxiety and frustration
- Provides greater comfort in knowing that your loved one is enjoying the best quality of life possible
- Helps you step back into your role of simply being a loving spouse, daughter, son or grandchild
- Offers Points of Interest and Life Story tools for better connections and conversation between you and your loved one
- Allows you to make the most of your time together—relaxed and comfortable
Frequently Asked Questions
Activities are scheduled according to each resident’s abilities. Generally, activities are designed to help people stay engaged with life and to support their physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Resident rooms are equipped with an emergency call system. Staff is on duty 24/7 to monitor and assist residents anytime, day or night. Doors lock automatically to keep residents safe.
Snoezelen therapy is a therapeutic environment that stimulates the senses (hearing, sight, smell, touch) to improve quality of life for people with dementia. It’s been shown to calm aggressive behavior, improve mood and increase awareness.