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How Can You Make Your New Memory Care Community Feel Like Home?

How Can You Make Your New Memory Care Community Feel Like Home?

Happy mother and daughter in Alzheimer's and dementia care in Omaha.
May 9, 2024

When it comes to Alzheimer’s and dementia care, the importance of creating an environment that feels like home cannot be overstated. At Astoria of Omaha, we recognize that individuals facing memory challenges deserve more than just a place to reside—they deserve a community that prioritizes their comfort, dignity, and well-being. With our person-centered approach, we strive to emulate the warmth and familiarity of home while providing exceptional care tailored to the unique needs of each resident.

In this blog, we will delve into the various aspects of our memory care community that contribute to its homelike atmosphere, highlighting the services, amenities, and support systems that make Astoria a premier choice for Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Omaha.

Personalized Care

Alzheimer’s and dementia care require a specialized approach that acknowledges the individuality of each resident. At Astoria of Omaha, our dedicated team of caregivers, CNAs, and med-techs, under the guidance of our Director of Nursing, is committed to delivering personalized care that respects the preferences, abilities, and dignity of those we serve. 

Through ongoing assessment and communication, we tailor our approach to meet the evolving needs of each resident, ensuring that they receive the support and assistance necessary to thrive in our community. Whether it’s assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, or simply companionship and reassurance, our caregivers are there to provide compassionate care every step of the way.

Safety and Security

Safety is paramount in our memory care community, and we spare no effort in ensuring the well-being of our residents. With 24-hour security and a team of trained professionals on-site, residents and their families can have peace of mind knowing that help is always readily available. Our emergency call system adds an extra layer of security, allowing residents to summon assistance with the touch of a button. 

Our community is also thoughtfully designed to minimize risks and hazards, providing a safe and secure environment where residents can move freely and confidently. By prioritizing safety and security, we create a foundation of trust and peace of mind for both residents and their loved ones, fostering a sense of home that is built on a strong sense of security.

Nutritious Meals

Good nutrition is essential for overall health and well-being, especially for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. That’s why we place great emphasis on providing delicious, nutritious meals that cater to the dietary needs and preferences of our residents. Our culinary team takes pride in crafting home-cooked meals made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, offering a diverse menu of options to suit every palate. 

From hearty breakfasts to savory dinners, residents can look forward to enjoying flavorful meals that not only nourish the body but also evoke the comforts of home. Whether dining in our communal dining room or enjoying a meal in the privacy of their own apartment, residents are treated to a culinary experience that reflects our commitment to excellence in dining and hospitality.

Comfort and Convenience

Our spacious apartments are thoughtfully designed with comfort and accessibility in mind, providing a private retreat where residents can relax and unwind. Additionally, our community features inviting common areas and outdoor spaces where residents can socialize, pursue hobbies, or simply soak in the serene surroundings. By attending to the details that matter most, we strive to create a welcoming and nurturing environment where residents can truly feel at home.

At Astoria of Omaha, we understand that the little things can make a big difference in creating a homelike environment. That’s why we offer a range of services and amenities designed to enhance the comfort and convenience of our residents. From housekeeping and laundry services to utilities and maintenance, we take care of the day-to-day tasks so that residents can focus on enjoying their time in our community. 

Health and Wellness

At Astoria of Omaha, we believe in taking a holistic approach to health and wellness, addressing not only the physical needs of our residents but also their emotional, social, and cognitive well-being. Our LifeCycles program embodies this philosophy, offering a comprehensive array of services and activities designed to promote overall wellness and vitality. We offer fitness classes and recreational outings to creative arts and cultural events, there’s always something stimulating and enriching happening in our community. 

We also provide regular wellness checks and health consultations to monitor residents’ health status and address any concerns proactively. With physician oversight and assistance with telemedicine appointments, residents can access the care they need conveniently and efficiently. By fostering a culture of wellness and engagement, we empower residents to live their best lives and thrive in our community.

Engaging Activities

Life at Astoria of Omaha is vibrant and dynamic, with a rich array of activities and events designed to stimulate the mind, body, and spirit. Whether it’s participating in group exercises, attending educational workshops, or joining in on a cultural outing, there’s never a dull moment in our community. Our dedicated activities team works tirelessly to create a calendar of events that caters to a variety of interests and preferences, ensuring that residents have ample opportunities for socialization, learning, and enjoyment. 

We also recognize the importance of individualized engagement, and our caregivers take the time to get to know each resident personally, incorporating their hobbies, preferences, and life stories into their daily routines. By providing a diverse and engaging array of activities, we foster a sense of purpose, fulfillment, and joy in our residents, enriching their lives and enhancing their overall well-being.

Support for Families

We understand that the journey of Alzheimer’s and dementia care is not just about the individual resident—it’s also about supporting their families and loved ones. That’s why we offer a range of resources and support services to help families navigate the challenges of memory care with confidence and compassion. With support groups and educational seminars to individualized care planning and counseling, we provide families with the tools and guidance they need to make informed decisions and find peace of mind. 

Our Director of Wellness oversees the health and well-being of all residents, conducting regular health assessments and coordinating care plans to ensure that each individual receives the support and attention they deserve. By partnering with families as trusted allies and advocates, we create a collaborative and supportive care environment where everyone feels heard, valued, and empowered.

Top Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in Omaha

Astoria is more than just a memory care community—it’s a place where individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia can find comfort, companionship, and a sense of belonging. Our commitment to personalized care, safety, and well-being sets us apart as the best choice for the top Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Omaha. 
Located in a quiet neighborhood, our community offers a serene and welcoming environment where residents can live with dignity and purpose. We invite you to contact us and schedule a tour to experience firsthand how Astoria of Omaha can provide the supportive and nurturing environment your loved one deserves. Let us help you and your family find peace of mind and quality care in a place that feels like home.