Having a loved one diagnosed with dementia is difficult — at first it can seem bleak. Making the right choice for care for your loved one is important at any time, but especially so when it comes to ensuring quality of life while coping with the changes that dementia brings.
GenCare Lifestyle in Federal Way, Lynnwood and Tacoma offers real hope and real solutions through their PEAK Memory Care program, ensuring that your loved one can enjoy the best possible outcomes and quality of life which differs from what you may have expected after a dementia diagnosis.
Individual care that fits
GenCare Lifestyle’s approach to care takes into consideration the whole person — they understand that everything is connected and that each person’s needs and care must be unique to them. At GenCare, “We make an effort to get to know your loved one — and you — so that we can ensure a care program tailored to suit,” notes Kathy Hunt, Corporate Wellness Director and Registered Nurse.
Many elements go into wellness. Health depends on nutrition, exercise and mental wellness —and all are interconnected. Everyone needs engagement and purpose in their lives, and part of good care in the PEAK Memory Care program is finding the things that bring joy. From favorite music to favorite foods — personal things to your loved one can help to boost memory and enjoyment of life.
People who were perhaps struggling on their own can begin to take an interest in life again and begin to thrive with the right balance of care. At GenCare, says Jillian Kish, Corporate Director of Special Projects/Program Development, “We get to know the residents and their family so that the most personal care can be provided.”
Keeping in touch — from far away
Of course, if you live out of state, keeping up with mom or dad can be challenging, Kish notes. However, “we want to be open and transparent with families and for those faraway, our LifeLoop program gives families the latest information at their fingertips, which means that you can check in online and find photos, activity participation and more.”
Everything about GenCare’s PEAK Memory Care is well thought out—and the name says it all:
- P: Personal – daily care, attention and support for your loved one including a personalized wellness and vitality program
- E: Engage – programs designed to engage your loved one where they are today
- A: Acknowledgement – GenCare acknowledges their needs and creates a quality of life to create success
- K: Kindred – as kindred spirits in the climb, nurturing each other to find the best within