Memory Care

Montessori Moments in Time™ Memory Care

Exclusive to Meridian Senior Living Communities


Our Montessori Moments in Time™ program is the cornerstone of Meridian Senior Living's comprehensive approach to memory care and was developed through extensive research and first-hand experience with our residents throughout the years. We strive every day to integrate purpose and meaningful moments into the lives of our memory care residents through a customized program, honoring our residents and their journey with Alzheimer's or other dementia. Our secure, specialized memory care neighborhood offers spacious private suites in a home-like setting, with supervised access to amenities, and care by our highly trained and compassionate staff.

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COMPASSION AND EMPATHY

Care with Respect & Dignity

Our memory care program is based on a platform of respect—respect for each individual as people who are important, with significant life stories, talents and preferences. 

We provide our memory care residents with a positive and intentional experience at our community. Our Life Engagement programming seeks to reduce agitation and inspire conversation. Understanding resident preferences and past history—their loves, likes, occupations, family members, and more—can help us identify and troubleshoot why a resident may be upset and redirect behaviors to bring moments of joy into social interactions.

KNOWING OUR RESIDENTS

It All Starts With The Resident Life Story

Who our residents are and the lives they’ve led are important elements to providing the best care. Understanding what makes them tick, what causes agitation and what inspires joy is crucial as we build out programming and learn the best way to communicate with one another. Before someone joins our community we ask that families complete a Resident Life Story that shares with our team all the information we need to offer a meaningful experience.

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OUR PROGRAM

Five Directional Paths of MMIT


In addition to providing thoughtful care to our residents, we also seek continued education for our families and our staff. Within our Five Directional Paths of MONTESSORI MOMENTS IN TIME™ lies a commitment to passionately serve individuals who have come to a vulnerable and frustrating time in their lives. In order to provide great care and work in partnership with families, we want to be a resource as you learn more about the condition of your loved one and what to expect going forward.

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Focuses on the wellbeing of our families through social gatherings, support groups and education.

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Addresses the strengths and limitations of each resident as well as personal preferences, and goals.

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Mealtimes present opportunities to reminisce and socialize.

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Includes scheduled programs that allow residents to function at their highest potential, giving a sense of purpose.

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Centers on developing our care partners through ongoing education and training.

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