Memory Care Services in Lewes, DE
The kind of care you’d choose for yourself.
Memory care at The Moorings helps residents with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia or cognitive loss meet each day with security, confidence, and joy. Our memory and dementia care continues and intensifies the services of assisted living, in an environment that promotes choice and celebrates accomplishments. Our team receives special one-on-one training in the delivery of personalized care that caters to individual needs. We employ advanced protocols for early, mid-, and late-stage Alzheimer’s disease to help residents of our memory care neighborhood live each moment with as much purpose and meaning as possible.
Memory care residents have their own private or semiprivate suite with living room, kitchen, dining room, and a unique indoor “outdoor” porch. All resident suites include a private half-bath. Families are encouraged to personalize their loved one’s space and bring familiar furniture, photos, and other items to make their surroundings recognizable and comfortable.
An attractive privacy fence with a secured gate surrounds the outside patio and courtyard, while the circular path leads residents directly back into the building. If a resident enters the courtyard area, a door alarm alerts the team immediately.
The memory care team at The Moorings partners with the Delaware MUSIC & MEMORY® program, a unique offering that uses music to enrich the lives of people living with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other cognitive impairments. Music has a calming effect that reduces stress and agitation while prompting positive emotions. Residents receive an iPod downloaded with their favorite music playlists. Though they may no longer be able to communicate, they often recall the words to a favorite song, allowing them to reengage socially.
Full Members of The Moorings Community
In addition to enjoying the outside patio and courtyard, residents receiving memory care may enjoy the walking trails, butterfly gardens or onsite library when accompanied by a family or team member. Involvement in activities outside the memory care neighborhood helps all community members develop a deeper understanding and acceptance of those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and share in the comfort and delight they experience.
Included with the monthly service fee for memory care residents:
- 24/7 nursing care and services
- Medication management program
- Spacious apartment or suite-style living
- Three meals daily, plus snacks
- Weekly housekeeping and linen service
- Life-enriching cultural, spiritual, educational, and social activities and events
- Emergency response system
- Scheduled transportation for recreational events and shopping
- All utilities including basic cable service and local phone service
- Secure environment
- Secure sensory garden with walking paths
Optional services available for an additional fee:
- Companion Services