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An Inclusive Approach to Memory Care at Casey’s Pond Senior Living

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Posted: November 29, 2023

Memory loss can be a daunting journey for those experiencing it as well as for their loved ones. It’s not merely about forgetting; it’s a change in life for all involved. That’s why it’s important to find inclusive memory care for your loved one to support each stage of the journey. 

At Casey’s Pond Senior Living Community, we understand that memory care is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Our commitment is to provide memory care services at every stage of senior living. Whether residents are in independent living, assisted living, or skilled nursing, they have access to specialized programs that cater to their unique needs. This inclusive approach ensures a seamless transition as residents’ needs evolve over time, fostering a sense of continuity and familiarity.

Casey Pond inclusive memory care Inclusive memory care is more than keeping residents safe at every stage of the journey, it’s also creating an environment where they can flourish and live their best possible lives. We believe in pushing the boundaries of conventional memory care. For our residents experiencing memory loss, we’ve embraced innovation through programs like “Memories in the Making” and “Reading 2Connect.” These initiatives are powerful tools meticulously designed to elevate and enrich the lives of those navigating memory-related challenges.

Along with our Rhythms Dementia Care and Rhythms Life Enrichment Programs, this inclusive and innovative approach to memory care ensures that residents, their families, and our dedicated staff members are all integral parts of a supportive and compassionate community. Together, we are embracing memories and enhancing lives at every stage of senior living.


Empowering Through Art: Memories in the Making

“Memories in the Making” is an art program designed for people experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias that brings comfort and joy through the process of creating watercolors. Even when the ability to use words has diminished, people are often able to express thoughts and emotions and share memories through art. The therapeutic nature of artistic expression is harnessed to enhance emotional well-being and stimulate cognitive abilities.Guided by skilled facilitators, residents delve into painting and creative expression, fostering a sense of accomplishment and joy. The magic lies in the process—the strokes of a brush, the blend of colors, and the freedom of artistic expression. For those experiencing memory loss, this program serves as a window to reconnect with emotions and memories, offering a sense of fulfillment and agency. Benefits of the program include:

  • Self Expression
  • Social Engagement
  • Stimulation of Cognitive Abilities
  • Pure enjoyment and fun


Building Bridges Through Stories: Reading 2Connect

The Reading2Connect program, initiated in 2023, isn’t solely about reading—it’s a lifeline that nourishes the mind, sparks joy, and fosters connections, creating a supportive environment whereCaseys Pond Dementia Care older adults experiencing memory loss can find solace, engagement, and a renewed sense of belonging. The specially designed books allow those navigating memory loss to re-engage with their love of reading even in the later stages of dementia. The books spark residents’ natural curiosity and desire to share which creates engagement and connection with very little staff facilitation. Some of the main benefits of the program are:

  • Increased independence
  • Brings joy and meaning 
  • Improves communication (even non-verbal)
  • Enhanced social relationships


Benefits of Inclusive Memory Care

Inclusive memory care offers older adults a plethora of benefits and can provide support and relief for family and loved ones as well. When choosing care for your loved one, an inclusive memory care model can help ensure your loved one has the right support at every stage of the journey. Innovative programming lets you rest easy knowing that your loved one is experiencing the best possible quality of life and spending their days with purpose and dignity.

  • Emotional Well-being: Providing avenues for self-expression and emotional release.
  • Cognitive Stimulation: Stimulating cognitive functions and fostering mental agility.
  • Sense of Achievement: Fostering pride and a feeling of accomplishment through creative endeavors.
  • Connection and Engagement: Facilitating connections among residents and with staff, building a supportive community.
  • Nurturing environment that can help reduce anxiety
  • Enriching lives that have meaning and dignity 

Our commitment is honoring each resident’s journey with dignity, respect, and an unwavering dedication to enhancing their quality of life. Together, with our inclusive and innovative approach, we create meaningful moments and cherish the beauty of each individual’s story. During this challenging time, we are here to assist you if you have any questions. Feel free to reach out to us. 

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Casey's Pond Senior Living Community is managed by Cappella Living Solutions and is a non-profit organization. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, as well as Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. Casey's Pond Senior Living Community is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and services the areas in and around Milner, Hayden, Walden, Craig, Pagoda, Oak Creek, Phippsburg, Bear Mountain, Coalmont, and Elk Mountain. We also are an ideal senior community for those in the zip codes 80487, 80477, 80488, 80480, 81639, 80428, 80469, 80467, 80459, 80480, and 80434.

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