7 Ways to Identify the Best Memory Care Communities in Colorado Springs

Here at The Retreat at Sunny Vista, we understand how important it is for you to find the right community to provide the kind of memory care support your loved one needs.

If you look online, you’ll sees lots of memory care communities offering this specialized support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. You might be wondering what things you should be looking for when picking a new home providing this kind of care, so we’ve come up with a list of factors to weigh as you’re considering memory care communities.

7 Ways to Identify a Good Memory Care Facility

1. A low staff-to-resident ratio

Look for a memory care community where there is a lower ratio of staff to residents. Make sure there are plenty of caregivers available to provide each resident the personalized attention they deserve.

2. A caring staff

Look for a dedicated staff that has the proper training to provide this specialized care. Here at The Retreat, we consider every resident a part of our family, and we strive every day to provide them fulfillment and joy as they live their lives. Our highly-skilled and experienced staff appreciates that each person we care for is unique and has strengths that are much more important than the challenges they face.

3. Comfortable apartments

You’ll want a community where a loved one feels at ease while eating a meal in their own dining room or relaxing on the couch in their living room. At The Retreat, we offer 32 single and share living apartments that are all designed to provide sensory engagement while supporting each resident’s unique sense of self. Our safe and accessible apartments feature large walk-in showers and spacious layouts. Plus, there are plenty of floor plans to choose from.

4. A safe and secure home

At The Retreat, we place great value on the peace of mind that comes from knowing each resident here is safe and secure. We offer residents the flexibility to enjoy activities throughout our community while also providing them devices that they wear to alert our team when they have ventured outside their normal area. Our goal is to promote independence within our community while keeping tabs on each resident here to make sure they’re safe.

5. Delicious dining options

You want to be sure a community has top-notch cuisine that adds the spice of life to each resident’s experience. There are two dining venues at The Retreat: the full-service Pike’s Peak restaurant and the more casual atmosphere of the Culebra Café. Our chef-prepared dishes are made with the finest ingredients and allow residents to savor local and organic options. There’s also an Open Dining menu with made-to-order burgers, omelets, fried fish, and salads.

6. Amenities

Look for communities offering plenty of top-notch activities and amenities to elevate each resident’s lifestyle. Memory care residents at Sunny Vista meet up in the bistro, relax in the garden in our enclosed courtyard, or they head to the spa and the jacuzzi. Residents also have linen and laundry services, housekeeping, a 24-7 emergency call system, specialized life enrichment opportunities, and more.

7. A family-centered approach to care

It’s important to find a community that values each family’s connection to their loved one’s memory care. We know that when a resident joins our community at The Retreat, their family does as well. So, we also support your family and include you in all key conversations about your family member’s care.

Contact us to learn more

Do you want to learn more about memory care at The Retreat at Sunny Vista? Reach out to us, so we can arrange a tour and answer all your questions. You can call us at 719-824-2605 or you can contact us at this link.

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