Building Bridges

By on Aug 11, 2017 in News

Recently recognized as a Dementia Capable Society Leader by Dementia Care Specialists, Florida-based senior living provider The Arbor Company has announced the introduction of its Bridges memory care program shutterstock_128133443at the company’s Barrington Terrace senior living community in Fort Myers. The Arbor Company began expanding its dementia care services last year with specialized training for its care providers via webinars and in-person classroom instruction.

Decrying the standard, “one-size-fits-all” approach to most memory care issues, the company’s Bridges program is meant to provide a more tailored solution. The program’s three “neighborhoods” cover the range of memory care needs, from assisted living to early stage dementia, with customized 24-hour support. At the assisted living level, residents receive minimal to comprehensive care based on their needs and lifestyles and designed to grow as those needs change.

At the Bridges level, a “high-sensory, purposeful environment” groups residents based on similar stages of memory loss for less isolation and a more comfortable living environment. At the final stage, the Evergreen neighborhood includes 24-hour support and care based on “the latest dementia research.”

“The services and programs Barrington Terrace offers its residents are beyond compare,” Laura Ellen Christian, The Arbor Company’s Vice President of Engagement and Training said in a statement. “We are excited to introduce the Bridges concept to Fort Myers and to the families who will benefit from our unique philosophy of memory care.”

In addition to individualized care programs based on a resident’s specific needs, the Bridges program also provides counseling and support for family members. With the goal of making memory care affordable and effective, the Bridges program at Barrington Terrace gives residents access to the latest in dementia care in a warm, inviting environment.

“Our new neighborhoods at Barrington Terrace make an immediate impact upon families who tour,” said Christian. “Bridges feels like home.”