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Care at Optalis

Safe, Supportive Care for Those With Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Although most individuals with dementia experience memory loss, increased confusion, and difficulty communicating and carrying out everyday tasks, it’s important to recognize that no two cases of Alzheimer’s or dementia are exactly alike. They affect people in different ways, which is why we provide a personalized plan of care for each resident.

Our program offers a unique and effective approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care and was started in 1992 by Tricia Bingham, who has served as the Director of Programs and Services at the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter.

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How Does Memory Care Work?

Memory care is specifically designed to provide safety and support to those with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

Specialized programming offers residents a variety of structured activities throughout the day, which minimizes anxiety and agitation. An enclosed courtyard provides security, while social engagement promotes emotional support. And our compassionate staff members understand the needs of residents experiencing cognitive disorders.

See how memory care is different from skilled nursing.

What’s Included at a Memory Care Community?

  • Consistent staff
  • A secure outside courtyard
  • A large activities space
  • Semi-private and private resident room accommodations
  • A Music and Memory program
  • Emergency call system
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Medication management
  • Health and wellness monitoring
  • Assistance with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene
  • Care planning and supervision by a registered nurse
  • Dining services, including visits from dietary staff to determine special diets and preferences
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