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Maumee Pointe Brings Montessori-Based Memory Care to Maumee Ohio

Maumee Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care, a newly constructed, luxurious senior living community, is pleased to meet the strong demand for memory care in the city of Maumee by delivering a distinctive dementia care program based on a Montessori methodology for seniors with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Now under construction, Maumee Pointe is expected to open its doors to new residents in early 2022.

“We are thrilled to offer a world-class memory care program to the Maumee community,” said Raenae St. Julian, Regional Director of Operations, Meridian Senior Living. “Our exclusive memory care offering will deliver a welcomed service to area seniors while enriching their lives, their families and our employees through extraordinary experiences.”

Access to quality memory care services is vitally important as statistics show the burden of dementia on individuals, family members, and healthcare systems is astounding. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of seniors with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. is 6.2 million in 2021 and is projected to reach 12.7 million by 2050. Considering that the number of cases is escalating dramatically, the magnitude of Alzheimer’s will impact many of us in one way or another; therefore, education and support from trained professionals is important now more than ever.

“When someone in the family has dementia, it changes everything”, states Sue Johnston, Vice President of Program Development at Meridian Senior Living. “We understand the challenges you face and know that it is essential for you to have support, education, and an understanding of how important it is to take care of yourself.”

The goals of Maumee Pointe’s exclusive memory care program: MONTESSORI MOMENTS IN TIME™ (MMIT) are to enhance living for those with memory impairment by the guidance of the program’s five directional paths and by using Validation techniques for communication. Other foundational elements of the program include The Resident Life Story and the Snacks that Pack Program. 

Five Directional Paths
Each directional path has the resident and family in mind to encourage independence and help deal with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. These paths include Family Connections, Health and Wellness, Dining Experience, Life Engagement, and Team Promise. Family Connections focus on the well-being of our families through virtual workshops, social connections, volunteer opportunities, support, and education. Health and Wellness is based on providing satisfying experiences, promoting independence, and encouraging positive behavior while maintaining respect and dignity. The Dining Experience leverages meals as a time to reminisce, create new memories, maximize independence, and promote socializing, all in an inviting, safe environment. Life Engagement includes scheduled programs that support the whole person allowing residents to function at their highest potential, giving them a sense of purpose and overall well-being. Team Promise focuses on developing care partnerships through ongoing education and training.

Validation
Validation is a method of communicating with and helping cognitively impaired seniors.  It is a practical way of communicating that helps reduce stress, enhance dignity and promote happiness.  Validation is an empathetic and holistic approach in which caregivers are asked to “step into their shoes” and “see through their eyes” to understand the meaning of behaviors. This method allows seniors the opportunity to express, both verbal and non-verbal, their feelings and needs, often having been suppressed for years.  

Resident Life Stories
Every resident has a life story and a vast group of experiences. The MMIT program leverages resident life stories, past routines, and preferences to create a day tailored to the resident, guiding them through their activities of daily living, such as programming and meals. Using the residents’ past routines not only directs them to what comes next but also increases their feelings of self-esteem. Used in conjunction with Validation, it increases feelings of belonging and safety. 

Snacks that Pack Program
Nutrition is important for seniors particularly with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. The Snacks that Pack program offers residents nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich snacks three times a day with a specialized hydration program. 

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