John Chester hosts Senior Administrator Micah Grace and Senior Director of Resident Engagement, Stephanie McGrady, to discuss the purpose of meditation as a tool for mitigating anxiety at Silverado Memory Care Community.
Programs are routine to help residents enjoy their lives as much as possible. Cooking classes are just one way Silverado helps to employ sensory relief through their programs. The sense of smell is a powerful tool to help people feel a sense of familiarity and belonging.
‘Sundowning’ is a phrase that describes the late day stress behaviors exhibited by some dementia care residents. Stephanie discusses how programs throughout the day should include meditation to eliminate or relieve anxiety, giving them a sense of peace and refreshment.
Meditation is important for brain health, and that doesn’t change when someone experiences dementia.
For Silverado, it’s just as important to connect to the ‘family’ of healthcare providers on the scene every day. Micah discusses how leadership engages the staff to encourage community within what they often call their ‘second family’.
How do people need to think about dementia care if they are waiting due to covid fears? John asks the hard questions, and Micah and Stephanie will warm your heart with their response.
“No one wishes they had waited to get care for their loved one. It’s okay to ask for help.”
What would Mom say if she was in her cognitive ability? Chances are, she would tell you she’s fine, and want you to take care of yourself.
Go to Silverado.com to learn more about their world-class approach to dementia care, and take a tour, ask the tough questions.