Our lives are made up of memories; Memories of friends, family, of good times, and obstacles overcome. So when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it can feel overwhelming. The truth is that a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is life-altering for everyone involved – not just the individual with the diagnosis.
Do you have questions about Alzheimer’s?
Are you curious about innovative care and therapy options?
Maybe you just want to visit and experience a memory care community to better understand future options?
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes difficulty with memory, thinking, and sometimes behavior. In fact, it is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 percent to 80 percent of all cases. As a progressive disease, with symptoms worsening over time, Alzheimer’s has no cure. However, we can improve the quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones. Whether your loved one is suffering from early-, middle-, or advanced-stage Alzheimer’s disease, The Kensington Sierra Madre provides the right specialized treatment, tools, environment, and compassion necessary to provide each individual the support they need. We love and care for your family as we do our own.
While the exact causes of Alzheimer’s disease aren’t fully understood, scientists believe that for most people Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the brain over time.
Less than 1 percent of the time, Alzheimer’s is caused by specific genetic changes that virtually guarantee a person will develop the disease. These rare occurrences usually result in disease onset in middle age.
At the Kensington, we understand the challenges and concerns that come with Alzheimer’s and memory loss and we treat our residents with the utmost respect and dignity. We love and care for your family as we do our own. We recognize that the family is an essential part of this journey. That’s why we have thoughtfully designed a state-of-the-art, personalized memory care program that benefits all kinds of resident and family situations.
With an exceptionally high staff-to-resident ratio, we can offer highly individualized, comfortable, and peaceful care by providing your loved one with the following loving support:
We believe in supporting our residents’ strengths and discovering unique ways to find the beauty in each moment.
We believe that each resident is extremely valuable and important – regardless of the severity of his or her memory loss. That’s why we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all care. Instead, we cater to each individual. We provide individual services such as:
The Kensington is a unique memory care community, we create individualized service plans that are specially tailored to each resident based upon their personal desires and needs – not only physical, but also cognitive, and spiritual, as we believe each to be of equal importance. To enrich our residents’ lives we offer:
We believe that each resident deserves to live in a community that is best for them and their individual degree of memory loss. To ensure that our residents receive the most beneficial and appropriate care for their individual circumstances, we distinguish our community into two different “neighborhoods.”
An intimate and comfortable environment, Connections is designed for residents who are experiencing early-to-middle stages of Alzheimer’s. As such, the neighborhood is made to care for those who are showing increasing signs of memory loss.
In Connections, we strive to help residents be independently engaged in their interactions and socialization, guiding them to find purpose and meaning each and every day. We stay attuned to our residents’ maximum cognitive abilities and recall in order to make the most of their strengths and abilities, supporting them and their families.
Designed for those residents who are showing more advanced signs of memory loss, Haven provides peace and security for those with middle-to-late stages of Alzheimer’s.
Since these individuals require more assistance and a higher level of care, we strive to create a safe and soothing space with minimal agitation and an abundance of compassion.
Though Alzheimer’s can be a difficult journey, it is one that your family doesn’t need to go through alone. At the Kensington, we are proud to serve as your caregiver-partner so that your time spent with your loved one can be more enjoyable. We encourage family and friends to come visit your loved one as often as possible, though you can rest assured knowing that when you are not here, your loved one is in compassionate, capable, and professional hands.
If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and is experiencing memory loss – no matter the stage – the Kensington is here to help.
Where your loved one can feel at home, with exceptional care from a family of staff.