Memory loss is a deeply personal journey unique to each individual.
At The Kensington Sierra Madre, we understand the importance of providing tailored care that preserves existing cognitive abilities while offering support as memory loss progresses.
Our unique early-stage memory care service, The Kensington Club or “K Club”, aims to help current or new assisted living residents experiencing mild changes in cognition be comfortable with their transition to a senior living community.
Through small group activities, we help seniors in all stages of memory loss maintain their quality of life and age in place happily and healthily.
Learn more about our memory care community, the benefits of memory care services, and Kensington Club.
Personalized care for progressive memory loss
As memory loss begins, its pace and effects can vary significantly from person to person.
Our dedicated team at The Kensington Sierra Madre recognizes the importance of early detection and personalized care. With our memory care services, we aim to “catch” telltale symptoms as early as possible and provide immediate steps to preserve cognitive ability.
The Kensington Club is our unique early-stage memory care program designed for assisted living residents experiencing mild changes in cognition. This exceptional program offers a strong relationship-based focus, peer support, sensory movement, and family participation.
Our professionally trained team ensures residents receive individualized support, fostering confidence, comfort, and trust.
Benefits of The Kensington Club
Memory care programs such as the K Club offer many benefits for individuals with memory loss and their families. If your loved one is new to assisted living, the club can help to ease this transition and show all that a senior living community can offer.
Social health boost
The Kensington Club provides an engaging environment where residents can interact and connect through various activities and specialized programming.
By fostering new connections and relationships within a positive setting, seniors can experience a renewed sense of social well-being. Seniors who live alone risk falling into isolation and potentially worsening their symptoms.
Group activities reduce the risk of isolation and loneliness and help to promote a sense of belonging within the community and their lives. Engaging in conversation can also stimulate cognitive function, language skills, and social cognition.
Support for caregivers and families
The Kensington Club is focused on strengthening the mental and physical well-being of our senior loved ones and provides respite and peace of mind for caregivers.
Our program allows caregivers to recharge and refresh while their loved ones receive exceptional care from our caring and capable team.
When caregivers receive support, they are less prone to caregiver burnout, which can affect both the seniors’ and caregivers’ emotional, mental, and physical health.
Maintaining cognitive abilities
Through brain wellness exercises, cognitive activities, and learning experiences, The Kensington Club helps residents maintain their current level of cognitive ability.
By engaging in expressive arts, music therapies, and body movement programs like yoga, tai chi, and dance, residents engage the brain and slow cognitive decline, while also doing activities they love
Our program encourages journaling, meditation, and mindfulness, allowing residents to reflect and connect with themselves more deeply. Outings to local museums, restaurants, and parks provide intellectual stimulation and exploration opportunities.
Additionally, intergenerational activities and volunteerism promote emotional well-being and a sense of fulfillment.
Structured routines and visual cues
Consistent routines provide a sense of familiarity and predictability, reducing confusion and anxiety.
Visual cues, such as signs and labels, can assist individuals in navigating their environment and promoting independence.
Non-judgmental assistance and support
Participants of The Kensington Club engage with their peers safely and receive the support they need to learn, adjust, and reinforce knowledge and skills.
Our program fosters an environment of understanding and compassion, ensuring that residents feel comfortable seeking assistance without fear of judgment.
To ensure our residents are comfortable, our team prioritizes the following:
- Patience and understanding
- An individualized approach
- Validation and empathy
- Non-verbal communication
- Person-centered care
- Emotional support
- Dignity and respect
The aspects of non-judgemental assistance and support in memory care programs, such as K Club, aim to create a safe, compassionate, and understanding environment for individuals with memory loss.
Make the transition to our memory care community
When you transition your loved one to our community, they will receive the following:
- On-site nurses are available 24/7
- Medication administration
- Specialized care and expertise
- A safe and secure environment
- Personalized care plans
- Assistance with daily living activities
- Cognitive stimulation and engagement
- A calendar full of life-enrichment activities
- Exquisite all-day dining services
- On-site rehabilitation through HealthPro Heritage
- Family involvement and support
- Cozy suites
When your loved one is ready to transition to a memory care community, you can trust in The Kensington Club to enhance their quality of life as they embark on this unique journey of memory care.
If you’re a caregiver, join our Kensington caregiver club for mobile updates. When you join, you will receive updates, resources, and information on the following:
- Caregiver tips
- In-person events at our community
- Virtual caregiver events
- Resources & learning opportunities for caregivers
- Caregiver support groups
- Opportunities to connect with other caregivers
Contact us or check out our blog to learn more about our assisted living and memory care communities, services, amenities, and upcoming events. Our Promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own.