Looking for memory care for a loved one near you? At Mount Alverna Village’s memory care community, you’ll find heartfelt assistance and quality senior care services for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. We know it can be challenging for caregivers of seniors with memory issues, but we are here to provide memory support for you and your family. You can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing our specialized team of professionals is providing 24-hour memory care for your loved one, in a safe and secure environment.
Our residents are encouraged to participate in a variety of life-enhancing activities, both inside and outside the community, to stimulate the mind and provide social interaction with others. We aim to help our seniors maintain their sense of independence, while offering the support they need to thrive and live joyfully.
Our brand new memory care community, Ancora Memory Care, embodies the Latin word “ancora” which means anchor. Early Christians adopted the anchor as a symbol of safety and hope. Our memory care services are a refuge for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia – we provide memory support that gives the stability, safety and hope our residents and families can lean on when times are confusing and uncertain.
We have 42 private, fully-furnished studio apartments in two wings. Our open floor plan is easy for residents to navigate and encourages socialization and interaction in the community. In addition to beautiful, fully supervised outdoor spaces, we also have private areas where families can host special celebrations for their loved one.
Ancora is currently taking reservations. Please call (440) 663-1115.
To schedule a visit or to learn more about our memory care community, call 440-843-7800 today!
One of the most challenging aspects about aging is Alzheimer’s and dementia. When you have a loved one suffering from dementia, it can be hard to accept what is happening. And if you’re planning to take care of your loved one or find them the right support, it’s natural to have questions while going through the process. We know that it’s not easy. But that’s why at Franciscan Ministries, we’re here to help you on your journey by giving you some answers.
Memory care is a specialized senior living care options that helps people living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia live a more fulfilling life.
Senior living communities with memory care programs focus on providing a safe and secure environment for residents. That way loved ones like you have peace of mind while residents have more opportunities to experience activities and events.
Since Alzheimer’s and dementia cause issues with memory, mobility and communication, memory care programs help residents reach a higher level of wellness so they can enjoy their passions and interests.
To help keep residents safe, many memory care communities offer 24-hour care and have secured doors. As your loved one’s disease progresses, it’s natural for them to start to wander.
While this can be dangerous, many communities work to give residents open space to explore. From gated outdoor areas to attention grabbing visual cues, the goal is to draw attention away from exits.
Another way memory care community keep residents safe is by offering engaging activities. Structure and meaningful connections can make it less likely for residents to wander.
When you’re looking for a memory care community, one of the most important factors to consider is the staff. After all, they will be spending a lot of time helping your loved one. Talk to the community and learn about their memory care program and what kind of training their staff receives.
From there, the next step would be scheduling a tour of the community. To get a good sense of the memory care program, try to experience an activity and mealtime during your visit. Pay attention to how the residents are reacting to each experience.
You’re looking to see if residents are supported and encouraged to interact with others.
The requirements for entering memory care can differ depending on the community. But for starters, your loved one having an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis from a doctor can help get the process started.
When you’re looking at memory care communities, you’ll also want to talk with them about your loved one’s specific needs. You’ll also want to map out the cost of the memory care community you’re looking at to make sure any financial requirements are met.
If you’re loved one is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia, assisted living could be a great fit for them. You need to start thinking about the switch to memory care once your loved one’s safety becomes more at risk.
This behavior includes wandering, having unexplained injuries or becoming more forgetful about certain daily tasks like leaving the water running. Many senior living communities will notice these signs and schedule some time to talk to you about your loved one’s change in needs.
The average length of stay in a memory care community is two to three years. But the length of stay is heavily determined by a resident’s progression of Alzheimer’s or dementia. What that progression looks like is unique to the individual. By keeping your loved one’s primary care doctor informed, you can better track the progression.
"The friendliness of all the residents and staff. . . the "Good Mornings" and "Good Afternoons" said with a smile. That truly makes my day."
Lee S., resident of Franciscan Communities
"As the song goes "There's no place like home." My place here is "home sweet home." Employees provide service with kindness and there's so many good people to talk to."
Bernard S., Franciscan Communities Resident
"Mt. Alverna has such a friendly and caring personality and atmosphere. The skilled care helped me achieve independence and regain strength. Even the social activities reinforce physical therapy. I am blessed to have been able to rehab at this facility this past Spring."
Rev S., Mount Alverna