Memory Support in Richmond, VA.
Finding the right memory support for your aging loved one that you can trust can be daunting.
It’s comforting to know your loved one will be in caring hands at Lakewood. Our safe and secure memory support neighborhood in Richmond, Va., provides for residents who are experiencing mild to moderate memory impairments or Alzheimer’s disease right here in our beautiful community.
Our Cornerstone Memory Care program is the solid foundation on which the principles of care are set. It’s the building block that supports and empowers individuals through self-directed living. The Cornerstone program represents the strength of community, the tradition of quality and the legacy of excellence.
The Cornerstone program is how the individual can experience a vibrant life through seven guiding principles:
- Purposeful living in a comfortable, safe environment
- Compassionate, specially trained team members
- Life story: learning your loved one’s preferences, lifelong routines, wishes and history
- Meaningful relationships and belonging
- Resident and family engagement
- Ability-focused care
- Vibrancy, faith, wellness and community
The innovative design of our intimate neighborhood accommodates up to 14 residents with private residences organized around a shared living-dining-kitchen area. This unique design provides freedom of movement whether it’s in the living room, dining room, private residence or outdoors enjoying the beautiful gardens and scenery while accompanied by a team or family member.
In our innovative memory support community facility in Richmond, Va., specially trained team members include certified dementia specialists who are understanding of every circumstance and treat residents with patience and respect. Together, they provide the highest quality care and service that promote dignity, independence and socialization in a stimulating environment. This includes helping them enjoy all the things they love to do.
Innovative Programming that Makes a Difference
Through a partnership with the state-of-the-art It’s Never 2 Late® (iN2L) software program, your loved one will engage in activities unique to their own abilities and interests. The programming includes activities and experiences to support intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional and social well-being. iN2L virtual activities include trivia, painting, religious services, Bible stories, exercise, skyping with family members, sing-alongs and much more. This interactive system has a mobile station that can be brought to a resident’s room or other areas in our community. Your loved one can be set up with their own personalized page to include their likes, such as favorite sports, songs, games and more. iN2L brings dignity to residents through technology and has much-proven success at Lakewood. View our Memory Care activities calendar
Memory Care services include:
- Licensed nursing staff on site 24/7
- Exceptional dining with chef-prepared cuisine
- Housekeeping, laundry and flat linen service
- High level of staff presence and engagement
- On-site physical, speech and occupational therapies
- Emergency call system with pendant
- Wellness, cultural, social and recreational programs to stimulate mind, body and spirit
We’re Medicare-certified and accept direct admissions depending upon availability.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 the most common cause of dementia. It 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.
Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects more than just one person. At Lakewood, we work with individuals, family members and caregivers, searching for the right balance of care. Our thoughtful layout and design reduce confusion and provide complete security around-the-clock. With special programming designed for those with memory loss, Memory Care at Lakewood enables pleasant and peaceful days.