Enhanced Private Care Services
Dignified Living – Adding life to years
Enhanced Private Care Services
Our quality enhanced care for comfortable senior living is more than just nourishing cuisine from our skilled chefs or entertaining activities to keep the mind active — our caring, specially trained staff is here to help with even advanced care requirements.
Residents with mobility issues can attend our morning stretch and flex programs, which are followed by calming and de-stressing with mindful meditation videos. A little later they engage in social activities to slow cognitive decline and reduce reliance on medications.
Research shows memory loss with aging can be reduced with stimulating activities that mitigates wandering—
The Manor Village
Montessori Method Activities
Developed around the need for people to feel useful, no matter what stage of life they are at.
Services such as morning stretch and exercise classes as well as available activities that stimulate entertainment with socialization help maintain a positive, less anxious environment. Daily life can be as busy as you wish, since the emphasis is on preserving of independence.
We request the Resident’s family suggest familiar music that will enhance cognition and reduce anxiety—agitation—and lower stress in a variety of ways. Listening to songs from the past, promotes happy memories from past gatherings and social events. Music has the power to ignite these happy times from years ago which is most comforting.
Our Music Therapist is a marvel by hosting sing-alongs—hymns—holiday carols—and providing simple percussion instruments to engage residents with sing–alongs. Each community has several schools where children singers provide enjoyable entertainment for special occasions.
Through our Mindful Meditation videos we can encourage calmness by transporting a resident with memory loss into realms of their life memories.
Our Travelogue series inspires treasured memories and events when our residents were younger and enjoyed travelling.
Movies from the 50’s to the 90’s of well–liked shows are excellent to stimulate memories as well as our stimulating, “Walk’s Down Memory Lane”.
Boredom happens at all ages, even with seniors experiencing memory loss with aging. Our Activity Directors / Recreation Therapists have collections of puzzles or play games that inspire friendly competitions like Charades—Bingo—Bean Bag
Toss—or Problem Solving Differences in Pictures.
Provides favorite photos or paintings of Christmas and events for discussions during family visits. These wall picture boards activate laughter about quality time together and activities stimulated by the photos. Hanging the Resident’s Art helps express the mental memory that cannot be expressed verbally.
Interacting with Piper or placid dogs decreases loneliness and increases positive feelings recalling fond memories of pets–of–the–past. Being able to stroke the soft fur of a cat or dog can provide a familiar sensation or recollection for residents with memory loss with aging.
Elicits scents that are familiar because our brain subconsciously recalls strong emotional memories of fresh cut grasses—Christmas trees—coffee—different foods like fresh apple pie–perfumes.
Being aware that those residents with memory loss love to touch and feel, because it elicits stimulation such as with various fabrics (a wedding dress fabric), and texture boards that can reduce aggressions, and sometimes dementia tremors.
Residents moving to a Manor Village, always start with an interview that includes the family so we at The Manor Villages, become familiar with the noted activities and stimulations that impacts memories with their Loved–One.
This will provide an entry point for each resident as they learn to transition through their new journey in life.
We celebrate all national days and even make-up special days that are FUN such as BINGO DAY or PUZZLE DAY or SING–ALONG DAY or NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY for lunch. This can involve Art—Song—Scents—Tactile Texture Boards.
Families will tell us their loved one enjoyed “Gardening”. There is nothing wrong with a resident properly shielded from too much outdoor sun, sitting on a sturdy chair while they weed a comfort garden developed at sitting height.
Just imagine the pride when the flowers from their garden brighten up the dinner tables for the week? We reward Above & Beyond, for those who accomplish and create self–sufficiency
at any age.
This works extremely well even indoors, for those with anxious or aggressive behaviors from dementia.
Keep the flowers growing for table center pieces using the help and advice from our Floral Shoppe tenant at The INN on Officers’ Garden.
Did you know… being socially active is a great mind stimulant and can help you avoid age-related memory loss?
Other Montessori Method Activities Including 24/7 Monitoring
People want to feel personally centered which means, we understand their past in order to best meet their personal interests and age-related abilities.
For those who require “Enhanced Private Care Services”, we do not want to simulate or resemble the mistakes of Long-Term Care. We do this at Staywell Manor Village utilizing the new technology for monitoring and communication that provides the highest quality of resident’s comfort.
Long Term Care is replaced with Enhanced Private Care Services.
A DAY IN LIFE of Meaningful Enhanced Private Care Services
The morning radio wakes our Residents to their favorite music plus the news,
followed by a reminder for the 10:30 mobility classes that are coached in various
levels; both sitting or standing—flexing and stretching. A TULSI TEA is offered
after viewing our de–stressing mindful meditation videos.
The Medallion Dining Room and Garden Café offer a mid–day meal with nutritious
options, and most of all time to socialize with new neighbours and friends at The
Quiet Time for a nap and perhaps watch your Smart Television for exploring the
planned engagement activities for tomorrow. Some residents engage in the 90–
day Balanced Tracking Therapy to mitigate falls.
A combination of a Music Class or Arts & Crafts or perhaps the popular
stimulating memory classes for FUN by challenging your neighbours and friends
as you work to remember your history by “Walking Down Memory Lane” —virtually.
Snack Time with healthy alternatives to fit individual diets, while discussing about
anything and everything with others.This is also the time that scheduled bus trips
are planned to various parks or grocery stores or interesting activities scheduled in
Dinner Time with many of your favorite nutritious meals such as Chicken Stir Fry—
Beef Stew and vegetables—fresh Rainbow Trout with salad. Each meal always
starts with a fruit cocktail to help the digestive system to metabolize the foods you
There is much planned each evening. Card Games or BINGO with the neighbours
or Movie Night are three of the favorites. Sometimes a resident would like to have
a discussion evening about a range of topics, such as the evening travelogue, and
their personal experiences.
Bedtime is usually 9:00 to 9:30 pm to ensure you are well rested to enjoy the next
day with interesting entertainment and socialization with activities.
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