Parkwood offers loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairing dementias the care, respect, dignity and quality of life they deserve. And you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved one will receive 24/7 quality memory support and care in our Alzheimer’s Memory Care community.
Memory care at Parkwood goes the extra mile, too, as we’re an Alzheimer’s Memory Care community for both assisted living and skilled nursing residents. It’s an additional level of service you won’t find anywhere else in the Mid-Cities area.
One of the reasons many people choose Parkwood for loved ones is because of our Alzheimer’s Certified Memory Care community for both assisted living and skilled nursing residents. It’s a unique level of service you won’t find anywhere else in the Mid-Cities area.
While that’s more than enough reason to choose Parkwood for your loved one, we go above and beyond by offering a community built around personalized, heartfelt connections. Our community is unique in that we do everything we can to engage our residents in a way that promotes a higher quality of life.
One of the main components of our memory care and support program is engagement. We strive to find enriching activities, amenities and events that allow every single resident to feel involved. We encourage residents to spend time in the communal areas and to find something that speaks to their individual personality.
Getting to know residents’ families is equally important. That’s because transitioning a loved one to assisted living or memory care can be just as hard, if not more challenging, for the family. It is our goal to create an open line of communication between our staff and our resident’s family members. Just some of the ways we connect with families is by sitting down with them in person, keeping them posted on what is happening, creating quarterly care-plans, and making phone calls as needed. It is important for us to build strong bonds with our residents as well as their family members.
Our staff is highly trained and certified. Our CNAs have gone through the Heartfelt Connections training and some of our staff has completed the certified dementia practitioners training. Many of our staff members have been with us for almost 15 years, which allows them to build closer relationships and provide consistency to residents. Our staff is an extension of family for our residents and it allows us to get to know what motivates them and how to engage with them on a more personalized level.
From the beginning Parkwood Community was intended to help people find the type of living that suits their needs. Learn more about Parkwood Senior Living Community in Bedford, TX, or visit us in person to see the difference for yourself. Contact us today to schedule a tour.
While we can’t focus our attention on what was lost, we take great pride in putting focus on what still remains for our Alzheimer’s and dementia care residents.
We offer a variety of programs, amenities and activities designed to engage residents through exercise, physical therapy, social activities and more.
Just some of the activities and amenities available for our memory care residents include:
Parkwood even has its very own community puppy! We incorporate pet visits in our programming for our residents and it has been very successful. Our person-based care is rooted in the wants and needs of each individual resident and we structure our activities accordingly.
Residents feel at home at Parkwood, surrounded by familiar belongings in a studio, semi-private or private suite, featuring a private bath with shower. And you can have peace of mind knowing your loved one is being cared for 24 hours a day in a warm, understanding, and well-planned environment. Memory supports begins with ensuring that our residents have a comfortable environment in the middle of our supportive network of staff members and activities.
Along with the long list of amenities offered through our memory care program, residents also benefit from our highly trained, kind and caring staff members. Our team passionately dedicates each day of life to enriching activities that help improve the lives of the residents entrusted to our daily care.
Our team uses each member’s life story to create memory support that is tailored to his or her needs. We utilize reminiscence tools, customized to help us capture the lasting legacy of details about a resident’s family, friends, career, hobbies, interests and dislikes. While their memories may fade, it is our goal to help shape a resident’s futures.
Our personalized approach to memory care and support is based on the basic human desires. Research suggests that there are three basic things we all crave to feel normal. The Heartfelt Connections Memory Care Program embraces all three to provide the highest quality of life.
This focus on a resident’s remaining abilities allows them to feel fulfilled, spirit, heart and soul.
As an Alzheimer’s Certified Memory Care Community in both assisted living and skilled nursing areas, Parkwood can provide the necessary support and programming for memory care residents no matter their additional care needs. It’s this added level of care and expertise that makes Parkwood different than any other option in the immediate area.
With our Health & Wellness Navigation program, a trained wellness Navigation team partners with residents to anticipate resident needs and address them—from day-to-day nutrition, fitness and life-enriching activities to preparation and follow-up for hospital care. The team coordinates with resources as needed to ensure peace of mind and confidence for the future.
Parkwood is proud to embrace the healing power of music in our certified Memory Care community with the Music & Memory Program. Research has shown that music with deep emotional connections to the past can help individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The benefits of this program are so compelling that we are incorporating it across our entire memory care neighborhood. Residents, staff members and families are using music to naturally alleviate pain and anxiety, deepen relationships, and create more meaningful days. And that is music to everyone’s ears.
The benefits of our Music & Memory program don’t stop here. For some residents, simply hearing a familiar tune is enough to get them singing and dancing – even when memory loss has otherwise rendered them unable to speak. Another remarkable benefit of music on dementia and Alzheimer’s occurs in the evening when some residents have a tendency to become confused or to exhibit behavioral problems. Our caregivers play gentle, calming music to help reduce stress, anxiety and other symptoms of a condition called “sundowning.”
Best of all our Music & Memory program is simple and does not require complicated processes and expensive equipment. All we ask from family members is a little help in identifiying their loved one’s favorite music. Then, we simply purchase the music and install it on the residents’ personal iPod or other digital device.
Find more time to focus on life’s simple pleasures, in a vibrant senior living community that feels like home. The caring staff a Parkwood is devoted to your individual needs, creating an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness. It’s the right place for you now, and with our continuum of care, it’s the right place for your future.Let's Get Started!