Dignified, personalized care for memory impairments.
Improve your well-being in a secure community with specialized support for memory impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease. Heritage of Sandy Plains offers a Valeo™ memory care neighborhood in Marietta, GA, that’s specifically designed to provide ongoing care for adults that want to pursue exceptional lives. Our extensively trained team will not only help you manage your impairment but will personalize your care to maximize your strengths and improve your overall well-being.
Our memory care program is designed around the Valeo™ wellness philosophy. Derived from the Latin word meaning “to thrive,” Valeo™ takes a holistic approach to care. That means our memory care team won’t focus just on your mental and physical wellness. We’ll combine those elements with social and spiritual well-being to promote total person wellness.
- Physical Wellness: Strengthen your body with a healthy diet and physical activity
- Social Wellness: Build relationships with new and old friends while strengthening your ties with family – Valeo™ encourages connections with both people and pets
- Intellectual Wellness: Exercise your brain with stimulating programs that help you revisit old memories and preserve cognitive function
- Spiritual Wellness: Keep your personal beliefs strong with dedicated time for religious and spiritual activities
Our Valeo™ philosophy is never one-size-fits-all, it was built with personalization in mind. Every program and care plan is customized to your needs, providing opportunities for you to engage and create meaningful interactions that bring joy to your everyday life.
The following services are included in your monthly fee:
- Assistance with daily living (additional costs may apply for different levels of care and service)
- 24-hour health monitoring
- 24-hour security
- Emergency response system in each bathroom
- Weekly housekeeping
- Personal laundry and linen services
- Concierge services
- Fitness and wellness programs
- Maintenance services
- Scheduled transportation services for social events and cultural programs
- Utilities (except phone)
Custom memory care programming.
Heritage of Sandy Plains is dedicated to serving you. That means we take your life, your experiences and your lifestyle into account as soon as you become a resident. We’ll adapt all our programs to you as an individual, starting with an assessment of your interests and current abilities. Once we understand your current situation, we design an individualized approach to care that incorporates joy into each day. We’ll help you experience that joy with expert support, preserving your legacy as we go through our Valeo™ Signature Programs. Valeo™ Signature Programs incorporate art, science and engaging experiences that stimulate and even document long-term memories.
Marietta memory care community services.
Memory problems, like those experienced by people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, are often progressive and worsen over time. As their memory problems progress, people tend to have trouble carrying out certain activities, known as activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). Being unable to perform ADLs and IADLs can prevent people with memory problems from living independently. Fortunately, memory care services can help.
In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other memory conditions, someone might have trouble with IADLs, such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, managing finances, taking medications, driving, caring for pets and using telephones or technology. Even small memory lapses can have catastrophic consequences when it comes to IADLs — a forgotten pan on the stove could cause a fire, for example, and forgetting to take medications or taking too many doses could have serious health consequences.
As their memory issues progress, many people begin to have trouble with the activities of daily living, too. These ADLs include bathing, dressing, moving around, eating and using the bathroom. Many people who have trouble with these basic activities move to assisted living communities. Bathing is the most common assisted living service provided by these communities, according to the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), followed by walking.
Modern memory care communities like Heritage of Sandy Plains provide high-quality memory care, but in a warm, homelike environment. Our Marietta memory care community provides an increased level of assistance with ADLs and IADLs.
Memory care at Heritage of Sandy Plains.
At Heritage of Sandy Plains, our team isn’t just going to a day job – they truly care about helping people and are building careers on that foundation. Every day, our team connects with residents one-on-one to build the trust they need to provide exceptional assisted living and memory care. As a resident, you’ll interact with compassionate, trained team members that motivate and inspire you.
We’ve developed personalized, industry-leading training that teaches our team how to support the daily needs of residents with memory impairments. That training is never limited to our clinically licensed employees. Everyone, from our housekeepers to our operations team, learns to care for people with memory impairments such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Each and every team member is encouraged to slow down, engage with you and make connections that help them gain a better understanding of your life and your needs.
Every team member in our Marietta, GA memory care community is a support provider dedicated to your well-being. We go above and beyond for our residents, getting to know individual needs and helping create joyful moments. Whether you’re looking for personal connections within the community or peaceful moments and quiet time to yourself, there are plenty of opportunities to find what you need at Heritage of Sandy Plains.
Family and Friends
Personal connections are important to creating joyful experiences for those with dementia. We encourage relatives and friends to visit often and be as involved as possible to engage residents and reignite joyful memories. As you visit with your family and friends, Heritage of Sandy Plains will help you preserve your family member’s legacy for your children and grandchildren.
Virtual dementia tours.
You can never fully understand what those living with dementia face on a daily basis, but our virtual dementia tour comes close. A virtual dementia tour puts you in the shoes of someone with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, so you can gain a deeper understanding of their challenges and frustrations. We encourage caregivers and family members to take a tour to learn more about dementia. It can make a world of difference in helping you communicate effectively with those living with dementia.
During the virtual dementia tour, you’ll experience sensory stimulation that’s similar to what people living with dementia feel. It’s ideal for caregivers and others who are close to friends and relatives with dementia.
For more information about when the next virtual dementia tour will be offered at Heritage of Sandy Plains or to hear more about our memory care community in Marietta, GA, contact us today.
Memory care FAQs.
What is a Memory Care Community?
A memory care community is a residential setting in which people receive care for memory problems, like those associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Modern memory care communities offers quality care in a comfortable, engaging environment.
Memory care communities offer a variety of programs that help slow memory loss, foster social interaction and provide a sense of home and community. Memory care is often offered in assisted living communities or other long-term care communities.
What Type of Memory Care Programming Does a Community Include?
The memory care programs provided can vary across communities and even across those who live in those communities, depending on the resident’s individual needs. Memory care programs often include exercises that benefit physical and mental well-being, arts and crafts that promote communication and language skills, brain fitness exercises and music therapy. Many memory care communities offer full program calendars to keep each day interesting and engaging.
Does Medicare Cover Memory Care Communities?
Medicare pays for some, but not all, types of care for those with memory issues, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Medicare will cover some doctor fees, for example, and Medicare Part D will pay for some prescription drugs. Medicare will cover hospice care for those people with dementia nearing the end of their lives, but the government agency will not cover custodial long-term care.