While a cure for Alzheimer’s disease does not yet exist, there are many options available that enable those living with the disease or other forms of memory loss to enjoy a quality of life. The progression of Alzheimer’s and the symptoms that accompany it often make it difficult for family members to continue care at home.
At American Senior Communities, we are experts at caring for individuals challenged with memory issues and providing quality Alzheimer’s and dementia care for seniors. Through intense focus in this area, we’ve developed a unique memory care program that offers individualized attention to residents provided by compassionate caregivers in a safe, home-like environment.
American Senior Communities is proud to be an affiliated partner with Teepa Snow and Positive Approach, LLC. Our Caring Treasures program utilizes Teepa Snow’s GEMS® Brain Change Model, which recognizes the need to provide a unique, supportive environment based on the individual’s cognitive and physical abilities throughout each stage of the disease.
Our Auguste’s Cottage is a structured, research-based program utilizing the person-centered model. We provide senior memory care for our residents by making them feel at home, rather than feeling like they are in an institutional setting. Excellent healthcare is always provided, but maintaining the best quality of life is our primary focus.
Auguste’s Cottage is a self-contained center within our community. The concept of the cottage is to focus on maintaining a secure, home-like environment where residents have a sense of belonging. We promote a person-centered approach to memory care by surrounding residents with special items from their past and reminiscent artwork to help foster a sense of belonging and cultivate feelings of security and familiarity.
This safe environment provides:
The dignity and individual expression of each resident is ensured through providing not only quality memory and dementia care, but also excellent healthcare, a secure and comforting environment, and a strong compassion for those we serve.
*Services and amenities may vary per location. Click here to find a location near you.
Auguste’s Cottage was created as a tribute to Auguste D. from Frankfort, Germany. Following her death, her physician, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, was curious about her peculiar behavior and completed an autopsy. He discovered neuro-fibular tangles and plaque. This discovery is what inspired the care of what we now know as Alzheimer’s disease.