"Yes" at Sunnyside Meadows Memory Care
Brought to you by Marie Nicholson - Sunnyside Meadows Memory Care - MEMORY CARE INSIDER -
For those suffering from dementia, home can come with a lot of no answers, all with good reasons from the familys point of view. No, honey, you cant go out there alone. No, thats not safe. No, you cant use that/do that/ go there! People with memory issues may feel limited in their own home.
They may feel like people are always whispering about them behind their back, says Community Outreach Director Marie Nicholson. This can be frustrating from the seniors point of view and certainly add to the paranoia and restlessness, since emotions are still intact.
Sunnyside Meadows Memory Care is being created to give all yes answers through the building design and staff training. Sunnyside Meadows provides a safe, non-restricted environment. The four neighborhoods have been thoughtfully designed for dementia and encourage residents to keep their minds and bodies active.
Every area presents a Yes, go there, play there, wander there, and enjoy! Stations are set up with interactive, hands-on life experience reminders, such as baseball cards, pipe fitting pieces, hats and necklaces, puzzles, games, an office or an art project.
Residents feel capable and purposeful when they participate and succeed in activities. Each aspect of the day has been centered on their well-being from the smell of freshly baked bread, to freedom to walk the many patios.
Sunnyside Meadows Memory Care
12195 SE 117th Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086