Person-Centered Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in Carmel, Indiana
– Reflections at The Stratford –
At Reflections at The Stratford, we understand the incredible burdens that come with Alzheimer’s and dementia—for the person with the disease, their friends and their family. For seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, losing the ability to remember important things like names, dates and events can be devasting. For friends and family, keeping up with the 24-hour needs of Alzheimer’s and dementia care can be both physically and mentally exhausting. Memory care through Reflections can’t control life’s challenges or reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia, but it can go a long way to ease the burdens on everyone involved.
The goal of our Carmel, Indiana memory care community is to provide a luxury living option where seniors with memory-impairing diseases can thrive. This means creating a stress-free, welcoming environment where members feel comfortable and families are encouraged to visit. It also means providing specialized care from a team of Certified Dementia Practitioners, who are trained to recognize symptoms as they appear and provide expert support. For seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, joining a specialized community like Reflections at The Stratford can be life-changing.
The best way to get a full sense of everything our memory care community has to offer is by taking a tour of our community. To book your tour, simply click the button below and fill out our online form. If you have any questions or would like to speak with us over the phone, don’t hesitate to give us a call at the number below.
Specialized Dementia Training
It is important to have the necessary tools to provide for people living with dementia. That is why our team members in Reflections are Certified Dementia Practitioners™. Dementia is one of the hardest diseases to effectively manage and if you are not properly trained it’s near impossible to provide great care.Certification Topics:
- Staff and Family Support
- Diversity and Cultural Competence
- Depression and repetitive behaviors
- Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues
- Paranoia, Hallucinations, Wanderings & Hoarding
- Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy & Sexuality
- Personal Care: Pain, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Nutrition, Falls & Sleep Disturbance
All-Inclusive Monthly Pricing
We believe that you shouldn’t have to worry about various “levels of care” or “points” charges, which are popular at many memory care communities. Under this type of pricing model, your rate could increase at any moment, without any notice, just because you receive more care. The Stratford charges one all-inclusive monthly fee, which includes all of your care, no matter how much you need. That’s because we want billing to be the least of your worries.
At our community, you pay one rate for all your care while in memory care.
Memory Care Floorplans
How Memory Care Works
There are many aspects that make memory care through Reflections at The Stratford different than non-specialized senior living options. One of these differences is that our memory care facilities are specially designed by experts in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The design includes a bright environment with plenty of natural light, straightforward and easily maneuverable floorplans and secured doors to protect those with symptoms of wandering. In addition to the dementia-specific design, members benefit from our facilities due to their high level of luxury. We believe that seniors of all ages and in all conditions deserve the best life has to offer, and we design our luxury accommodations so that members feel happy, comfortable and proud of where they live.
Our memory care community is effective in large part due to our excellent caregivers. As a result of their specialized training in Alzheimer’s and dementia, they have the unique ability to recognize new symptoms as they develop, respond to any and all needs of members and provide expert care. An example of this care is the use of daily mental stimulation activities, which guide members through exercises involving memory, reasoning and information processing. Activities like these have been shown to keep members mentally sharp and help slow the progression of symptoms.
Our caregivers also provide members with regular assistance in any tasks where they have difficulty. This may include help getting dressed, assistance with eating, reminders of upcoming family visits, medication management and more. Members join our community at various of stages of dementia and therefore have a wide range of needs. Alzheimer’s and dementia care at Reflections is personalized to each individual, providing members with the level of care that minimizes stress and maximizes their sense of purpose and dignity.
Customized, Person-Centered Dining
Depending on their symptoms, seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia can have a variety of dietary needs. Our memory care community addresses these needs by providing a range of dining options, from traditional, family-style fine dining to more adaptive options such as bite-sized portions and pureed food. Our community employs an on-site dietician to assess the needs of members and provide them with a customized nutrition plan. When it comes to this lifelong task that brings so many dementia patients difficulty, the Reflections memory care program seeks to bring the joy back to eating.
WAVES received the Best of the Best Award from Argentum, the nation’s largest senior living association, celebrating its outstanding achievements in Alzheimer’s programming. WAVES is an aquatic-based experience, led in our heated indoor therapy pool, giving our members a safe and fun way to exercise.
- The combination of warm, therapeutic water and low-impact aerobic activity can reduce anxiety and stress while providing a healthy outlet for excess energy.
- Members who participate in the program may enjoy improved strength & balance, appetites, better sleeping patterns and a stronger bond with their caregivers.
- We do things differently here, and we don’t settle for ordinary outcomes.
- We believe everyone can live a higher quality of life with wellness.
Memory Care Services and Amenities
The Stratford offers the following memory care services and amenities:
- Person-centered care in a luxury apartment home
- A curated social and dining lifestyle that encourages families to visit often
- An all-inclusive, transparent pricing model that’s easy to understand and allows our families to plan long-term
- A continuum of care services under one roof so future moves can be avoided
Living With Alzheimer’s and Dementia
A Blog Series
Understanding that your loved one may have a form of dementia can be a difficult and trying time. While there is no single test that can diagnose a person, it’s vital to identify and become aware of the symptoms attributed to dementia. There are various cases of dementia and on average, Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases, while Vascular dementia (which occurs after a stroke) is the second most common form.
To learn more about dementia care, check out our blog series covering everything from Identifying Alzheimer’s to Making a Successful Transition into Memory Care.
Are you interested in assisted living at The Stratford? Would you like to learn more? Give us a call at 317-733-9560 to speak with a lifestyle advisor or schedule an appointment. We hope to hear from you soon!