Beaver Dam Memory Care Beaver Dam, WI
Offers Memory Care
Questions about Beaver Dam Memory Care
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
Our memory care staff must come to us with a minimum of 1 year experience as a caregiver or CNA. They are provided training in Dementia at the time of hire, as needed throughout the year and annually thereafter.
What programs or activities does Beaver Dam Memory Care offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
We play bingo, hangman, trivia. We reminisce, do arts and crafts, engage residents with their permission in housekeeping tasks or anything to provide them with a purpose and dignity (folding laundry, clearing tables). We have an enclosed patio area so residents may get sunlight and fresh air (unless the exterior temperature is below 40 degrees F. We do daily exercise and walking clubs, flower arranging and a wide variety of other activities such as "travel around the world" sharing different cultures and places all around the globe. If residents are able to leave the community (without disrupting their happiness) we do country drives, fall leaf tours in our community bus, Christmas light tours and spring tours.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
The resident care coordinator and/or facility RN. The assessment is completed before admission, within 30 days after admission, annually or at any significant change in condition.
What techniques does Beaver Dam Memory Care use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
Change of Face: If one caregiver is not successful with a resident, an alternate caregiver will step in to see if they can assist and be successful. We live in their world. If a resident says there is a dog in their apartment, we squat down and ask the dogs name. We don't re-orient if someone is missing their loved one, who is at home or deceased. Instead of telling them their loved one has died and subjecting them to trauma and grief, we will in their world...for example, their husband may have died 30 years ago, but his wife is searching for him. We will not tell her he is passed, instead, we will indicate he is at work or at the hardware store, etc and will be back later, but in the meantime tell me how you met your husband. This allows the resident to be calm and share their emotions and feelings...often times, this is all that is needed to bring the resident peace and knowing others are interested in their story.
How does Beaver Dam Memory Care keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Resident Power of Attorney or Legal Representatives are notified anytime the resident is injured, ill, sent to the hospital or has a change in condition.
Describe the neighborhood around Beaver Dam Memory Care. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
It is residential neighborhood, located nearby local business such as restaurants.
Is Beaver Dam Memory Care affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Hospitals are chosen by the Resident, their Power of Attorney or legal representative. Beaver Dam Memory Care respects and coordinates as needed with the resident providers.
Costs for Beaver Dam Memory Care
Cost of Memory Care
Services and Amenities of Beaver Dam Memory Care
- All Inclusive Rent
- Entry Fee
- Fee Structure Extra: Entry Fee Cost: $1500
- Memory Care Starting At: $5000/month
Room and housing options
- Companion Suites: Yes
- Studio Apartments
- Resident Capacity: 80
- Minimum Age: 65
- Pets: No Pets Allowed
- State Licenses: 0017806
About Beaver Dam Memory Care
Beaver Dam Memory Care is the ideal assisted living and memory care community - located along the shore of Beaver Dam Lake, the community is complete with walks, outdoor patios and gardening opportunities. Beaver Dam Memory Care offers a peaceful setting located in a warm and friendly neighborhood.
The community provides spacious studio apartments with cozy kitchenettes and personal bathrooms with walk-in showers. Apartments are bright and airy with lovely views. Common areas include craft, activity and baking room, beauty salon, fireplaces, private dining room for family gatherings, gardens, patios, and a gorgeous dining room with spectacular views of local wildlife. Three delicious, gourmet meals are prepared daily and snacks and beverages are available at all times.
Our professional staff includes an on-site executive director, a full-time Resident Care Coordinator (RN), housekeepers, maintenance staff, life enrichment coordinators, chefs, dietary aides, bus driver and trained caregivers available 24-hours per day to assist residents with personal needs such as medication administration and monitoring, bathing, dressing, incontinence, ambulation and assistance with other activities of daily living. We specialize in chronic issues such as Diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, colostomy care, etc.
We maintain an active social calendar offering opportunities such as games, cards, crafts, baking club, outings, entertainment and spiritual enrichment. The community has a comfortable bus with a wheelchair lift and a full-time driver, available Monday through Friday, to provide transportation to and from medical appointments within a 20-mile radius, shopping, banking and social outings.
Residents of Beaver Dam Memory Care live in apartments with private baths, are served three home-cooked meals daily, enjoy the convenience of housekeeping and linen service, and participate in daily social and recreational activities while receiving assistance with personal care and medications.
Both ambulatory and non-ambulatory residents are welcome. Professional staff are on duty around the clock, including a registered nurse (RN). Safety and security are further enhanced by an Emergency Call System (ECS) in each apartment that allows residents to press a button and summon a staff member. Residents suffering from any form of dementia do not receive an ECS button but do enjoy scheduled visits from our staff....some each hour, others more frequently.
We do not believe in a regimented, one-size-fits-all approach. Uniquely, Beaver Dam Memory Care offers personalized care that is solely based on individual needs. Residents and their families discretely choose the level of care that meets their unique situations.
Assistance with the following tasks of daily living is provided:
- Dressing, bathing, grooming Ambulation
- Medication administration & management
- Incontinence management
- Health monitoring
- Management of chronic conditions or diseases such as Diabetes, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease and early to late-stage dementias.
- Hospice care
What Makes Us Special
We offer an experienced and caring staff, a social calendar with something for everyone, outdoor patios and gardens and lovely studio bedroom apartments. Beaver Dam Memory Care combines the warmth of home with the comfort of knowing someone is available 24-hours per day.Get Costs