We provide comfort and care for the residents of our community by providing compassionate assistance of a superior quality and value. We support our mission by providing ongoing training to our staff and continuous collaboration with residents, families, and professional support services that ensure the highest quality of life for all of our residents.
Our staff is specially trained and updated in the latest methods and techniques in caring for a resident with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias. This means that your loved one will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity in an environment that is kind and loving.
The Music & Memory project re-introduces The Birches at Arbour Square residents to their favorite music.
Because music is stored in many areas of the brain and is a basic part of what makes us human, using music associated with personal memories helps reach and engage people with dementia even as memory fails. Using personalized music can help to decrease the instance of difficult behaviors, connect with loved ones at any stage of the disease, improve communication, and increase overall quality of life.
At The Birches at Arbour Square, employees meet with Residents and their family members to learn about special music and music preferences in order to create individual playlists which will then be transferred to an iPod for individual use.
Some of the benefits that we’ve seen with the Music & Memory program include:
-Residents becoming more verbal
-Physically inactive residents move around more ~ even if it is just tapping their feet!
-Decreased signs of depression
-Residents are more engaged when not listening to music
The Birches at Arbour Square is one of a limited number of Memory Care communities that are certified to offer Music & Memory and its impact on the residents and the community has been overwhelmingly positive.