Do you have a loved one who is suffering from mild memory loss?
If so, you know how difficult it can be to find the right living situation. In an assisted living community, individuals may wander or get bored because they're no longer able to plan their own activities. On the other hand, a memory care community may not offer enough social, mental and physical stimulation for a person who is only suffering minor cognitive decline.
Until now, there hasn't been a good answer for the many who find themselves in this position. Which is why Highgate has developed a dynamic new program called Guided Independence™. It offers choreographed days for those who cannot direct their own social interests or leisure time, making it a perfect option for seniors who need both structure and freedom. And because Highgate creates such an enriching environment, families can rest assured their loved one is living life to the fullest.
The day begins with breakfast, followed by a host of activities that can range from exercise classes to current affairs discussions to sports and arts events, to hiking, picnics, lectures, community service projects, afternoon socials, wine tasting, card games, book club, computer time, rest periods, baking, knitting or whatever makes people happiest. Safety, security and social engagement are assured for all participants in Guided Independence™.
Most will live in The Manor, our Assisted Living community, but The Cottage is an option for those more suited to a Memory Care residency. Participants in Guided Independence™ will get constant supervision during program hours and will be clinically assessed on a frequent basis to ensure that they remain able to benefit from the program.
Everyone wants to stay engaged in life. Guided Independence™ helps residents remember how.