Explore Person-centered Memory Care in a Family Setting
When you’re researching memory care programs, look for a community with a welcoming, neighborhood feel, where the focus is on dignity, quality of life, personal growth and safety. You’ll find it all at the Friendship Village Memory Care neighborhood, available at our Sunset Hills and Chesterfield locations, near St. Louis, Missouri.
Our Memory Care Team members are certified as Montessori Dementia Care Professionals and are implementing the Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® in our approach to care. This approach focuses on each resident’s individual needs to create a more engaged and fulfilled community. Residents are directly involved in creating the environment THEY want, including helping to direct their life-enrichment activities, participating in creating the community’s activity calendar, helping decorate their homes and common spaces and even helping to bake delicious treats for themselves and their neighbors!
We believe helping to empower residents to participate in the activities which shape their lives keeps them engaged, happy and healthy.
Innovative Memory Care Features
- Specially designed environment: Our small neighborhood has private apartments, enriching activities, deliciously-healthy dining and beautifully-designed social spaces. All this together creates a comforting, easy-to-navigate environment for residents.
- Around-the-clock care by specially-trained staff: Friendship Village caregivers receive specialized Alzheimer’s Association training to maximize the quality of life for those with memory loss.
- Resident-centered programs: Our engaging memory care programming is designed to include both planned and spontaneous activities, tailored to each individual’s unique desires. The day may begin with music therapy but quickly move to a reminiscing activity. Our goal is to remain flexible as the day unfolds for each person.
- Personal safety: Our well-designed space utilizes modern security features to support our neighborhood setting while ensuring personal safety.
Memory Care Programs and Floor Plan
We hold our Memory Care Program to the highest standards of excellence, partnering with leading organizations like the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. Following the Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® approach, we focus on each resident’s individual needs in order to improve outcomes and create a more engaged and fulfilled community.
IN2L is an innovative touchscreen computer system designed for Assisted Living residents. IN2L is programmed for activities, games, therapy, reminiscing, music, virtual travel and more! Best of all, it is an easy way for residents to stay directly connected with family, friends and the world around them.
For residents living with Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory loss, music can be a powerful tool. Interacting with music taps into deep emotional memories, encouraging connections to those memories and allowing residents to engage more in the present. Our Music and Memory® specialists hold private and group sessions, keeping track of residents’ progress by recording mood trends before and after sessions.
Falling is the number-one risk factor among senior citizens, often signaling a decline in health. VST Balance® uses 3D technology to help visualize and assess the balance of residents, taking them through assessments of walking speed, range of motion and general mobility. Our wellness specialists can then develop personalized programs to help maintain strength, balance and prevent falls.