Submitted by St. Catherine’s Village
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time to bring attention to this progressive disease that impacts millions of older Americans.
The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, slowly destroys memory, cognitive skills, and ultimately the ability to carry out daily activities. As a result, senior living communities that provide memory care services have become highly sought-after by families with loved ones facing memory challenges.
One such community is St. Catherine’s Village in Madison. The all-inclusive Life Plan Community provides the right care at the right time through independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing on 160 acres of picturesque wooded grounds.
Campbell Cove, the memory care building at St. Catherine’s, is designed specifically to support seniors with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss. The floor plan at Campbell Cove features small yet distinct neighborhoods, or color-coded bays, to reinforce familiarity for residents. Each has a common living and dining area, along with 12 furnished private bedrooms, encouraging residents to spend time together in a homelike atmosphere rather than isolate in their rooms. Circulation paths and finding cues guide people from one place to another. A large multipurpose area with an arts and crafts room, recreation center, country kitchen and living room is located at the intersection of the three wings and is ideal for group activities.
To safeguard against wandering, Campbell Cove has secure landscaped patios and a walking garden, allowing residents and their families to spend time outdoors in a protected setting.
All Campbell Cove staff members are specially trained and follow a social model of care to offer loving, nurturing assistance while supporting each person’s capabilities and affirming his or her dignity.
Person-centered care is activity-focused, with the objective of fostering involvement and engagement through an array of stimulating activities and familiar sensory experiences. Scheduled events and entertainment, along with unplanned interactions, are designed to support cognitive and physical functioning, thus helping residents maintain their freedom for as long as possible.
Campbell Cove has earned “Exemplary” recognition from CARF, the only accreditor for continuing care retirement communities. The memory care community also is licensed by the state of Mississippi as an “Alzheimer’s Assisted Living” facility.
Included in the monthly fees at Campbell Cove are three meals a day; coffee and refreshments; supervision of self-administered medications; assistance with activities such as bathing, dressing and grooming; 24-hour professional nursing staff; utilities except telephone and internet; weekly housekeeping and linen laundering; and 24-hour security.
St. Catherine’s hosts an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group at Campbell Cove in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and lunch is served.
To reserve a spot at the monthly support group or learn more about Campbell Cove and memory care at St. Catherine’s Village, call 601.856.0123. Or request a tour at StCatherinesVillage.com.