What is Dementia Capable Care?

Tammy MaggertDementia Capable Care is a memory care program that enables those living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia to thrive.

Alzheimer’s Prevalence Statistics

  • Alzheimer’s affects 5.4 million people
  • By 2050 it is expected to grow to 15 million
  • People live with Alzheimer’s for 8 to 20 years
  • By age 65, 1 out of 8 people are affected by Alzheimer’s
  • By age 85, 1 out of 2 people are affected by Alzheimer’s

At Glacier Hills, we believe those with Alzheimer’s/Dementia can continue to lead a life of quality and one filled with purpose and joy. This is accomplished by engaging these individuals’ in meaningful activity by determining their best ability to function and matching the activities complexity with the individual’s cognitive ability.  The environment, the challenge of the activity, and the approach of our care team are all tailored to the individual resident’s stage of dementia to allow our residents to flourish.

Creating home, a place of purpose, safety, and belonging is accomplished through our focus on successful participation in meaningful life activities and through building loving, supportive relationships between our residents and our care team.

Our unique assessment process, along with our skills in knowing how to incorporate each resident’s identified stage of dementia and their own unique individuality into day-to-day life, creates an environment of wellness to fulfill our resident’s potential at every stage of their journey.

GlacierHills_GS2Glacier Hills is a proud sponsor of the UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors annual event, Senior Living Week. Stop by and visit our table at the Senior Living Week Expo at the Morris Lawrence Building on Washtenaw Community College’s campus on Friday, May 10th from 8:30am – 3:00pm. If you can’t make it to the Expo, we will be hosting a workshop and an open house at our facility (1200 Earhart Road, Ann Arbor) on Friday, May 17th at 10:30am. Refreshments will be available after the workshop.

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