Compassionate Memory Care
Making a difference for memory care residents and their families.
When your loved one lives in a memory care residence at Jefferson’s Ferry, you can be sure the care they receive pays special attention to their physical, nutritional and social needs. We consider all relevant input from family, care team members and the individual resident. This person-centered culture enriches the experience and makes it more like living at home. The heart of daily life here is evident in the dedication and commitment of Jefferson’s Ferry team members. We work with residents to promote moments of success throughout the day, and to lift the spirit and maintain a positive perspective. We build genuine relationships and honor the choices of each individual.
Memory care that’s a cut above.
Employing refined methodologies and our own holistic wellness program, the Jefferson’s Ferry memory care team gives your loved one the kind of care you’d choose for yourself.
Included with memory care at Jefferson’s Ferry
- Our 24-hour licensed nursing staff
- Social, physical, spiritual and cultural activities
- Therapeutic programs
- Massage therapist
- 24-hour security
- Personal emergency response system
- Pharmacy delivery
- Maintenance and weekly housekeeping
- Local transportation for medical appointments
- Weekly linen and personal laundry
- Three meals served daily in our elegant dining room
Enhanced services included with care.
- Assistance with unmanaged incontinence
- Assistance with eye drops
- Assistance with cueing and/or specialty diets
- Assistance with medical equipment such as oxygen, concentrators, nebulizers
- Assistance with ambulation
- Intermittent nursing care
- Reminders and encouragement to attend activities and social gatherings
Memory Care FAQ
How does memory care differ from assisted living?
Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects more than just one person. So we work not only with individuals, but with family members and caregivers, searching for the perfect balance of respect and care from day to day. Memory care residences at our Vincent Bove Health Center are carefully designed to ensure that residents feel safe and secure. Our program is structured to build confidence in an environment that promotes choice and celebrates accomplishments through familiar schedules and surroundings.
What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, depression, or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas, leading to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.