Many of our residents need help with their personal care or activities of daily living. With warm smiles, gentle touches and encouraging words, we assist residents with personal hygiene (bathing, grooming and oral care), dressing, eating, incontinence management and transferring (moving from seated to standing and getting in and out of bed).
Mukilteo Memory Care
At Mukilteo Memory Care, our Life Enrichment and Resident-Centered Care program includes (8) Core Components:
1. Personal care and activities of daily living
2. Social interaction
3. Emotional support
4. Physical activity
5. Mental stimulation
6. Life-enrichment activities
7. Artistic expression
8. Good nutrition
The purpose of these proven Core Component strategies is to support and comfort our residents and enrich their daily lives.
Studies demonstrate that people with healthy connections and relationships have greater emotional well-being, live healthier lives, and have longer life expectancies. We encourage our residents to participate in programs and activities that help them make those connections, stimulate socialization, and give them an enhanced sense of meaning, purpose, and belonging. Social hours, celebrations, barbecues, ice cream socials, and sharing stories are a few examples of our social activities that can create a sense of joy and purpose.
Our compassionate team members support our residents emotionally with companionship and affection. They strive to respect residents’ feelings, compliment them, listen effectively, and speak with a kind tone. Having a good support network that residents can turn to for encouragement helps them feel socially connected and gives them a sense of belonging and purpose.
Leading a physically active lifestyle can have a significant impact on everyone’s well-being – including those with dementia. Exercise is beneficial for both physical and mental health and may improve the quality of life for people in all stages of their condition. Physical activities can include walking, gardening or dancing, as well as sports and exercises with the specific aim to improve fitness. Our exercise programs are designed to build strength, fight depression and provide fun for our residents.
Research shows that cognitive stimulation can help slow the decline of dementia in its early stages. Our Program engages residents in meaningful activities to stimulate cognitive function while addressing individual needs. Playing games, working with puzzles, or practical activities such as writing or folding laundry are some of the ways we help residents engage their brains.
Specially designed for people with dementia, our personalized, life-enrichment activities maximize independence while focusing on individual strengths and abilities. Our Community is set up for safe engagement in activities such as picnics in the Courtyard, arts and crafts, walks through the Courtyard, cards and games, and other opportunities that offer residents a variety of choices to be as active as they like. From book clubs to puzzles, trivia games to movies and much more, we strive to keep your loved one informed and engaged. Our goal is to provide a meaningful quality of life each day.
Both art and music can provide powerful opportunities for connection for those with memory loss. We encourage artistic expression by offering residents opportunities to express themselves using a variety of mediums. Activities include fine art, decorative arts, and performing arts. Residents have opportunities to draw, paint, make easy-to-create crafts, dance and sing. Our Community also uses music therapy as one of the tools to help bring your loved one into a state of happy relaxation or provide toe-tapping fun.
Eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is important for overall health. That’s why we prepare healthy and balanced meals with a variety of foods. From scratch cooking, served table side by caring team members, to flexible meal times, our dining program is designed to offer choices, and as much independence for our Residents as possible. Healthy snacks are provided throughout the day, and Residents also enjoy participating in preparing some foods during our life enrichment and social activities. Our menu options include regional and traditional cuisines, and guests are encouraged to join Residents for our dining experience and activities.