Memory Care in Charleston, SC
Memory Care tailored to individual needs.
At Oaks at Charleston, we offer a specialized memory care neighborhood called Horizons. Designed to reduce confusion and increase comfort, this secured neighborhood gives residents freedom of movement and a sense of home. Horizons team members receive specialized training in dementia care. They’re experts at creating care plans that match each resident’s unique needs. They ensure each person in their care is safe, active, healthy and comfortable. Here, memory care means both improved quality of life for your loved one and peace of mind for you.
Designed for Comfort & Safety
With a bright, open and comfortable setting, our Horizons Memory Care wings minimize agitation and confusion. Our simple design includes easy to find bedrooms, common areas, and gardens so that residents are at ease, safe, secure, and have the freedom to enjoy their lives.
Emulation of a Typical Day
Our day begins with residents awakening to the smell of fresh-brewed coffee and a feeling of accomplishment as they assist with the setup of the dining room for breakfast. After enjoying breakfast with new friends, residents get moving with yoga or chair exercise. Throughout the day, there are many activities that keep residents active and engaged. Specially designed memory and life enrichment areas take residents back in time to the days they hold and cherish the most.
Our Community Director leads activities that incorporate each residents’ history, personal preferences, and abilities into individualized care plans, enabling the highest quality of life possible.
Welcoming of Family
In our Memory Care community, we encourage family participation in holiday and special celebrations, as well as daily life. The best part of our community is the family atmosphere that’s created when family members are involved in the everyday lives of their loved ones. We have always believed in family harmony and togetherness, and we value the vital role it plays in the Oaks at Charleston community. Throughout our community, we strive to create a personalized, one-of-a-kind memory care community serving the greater Charleston, SC area.
Horizons Memory Care Amenities
Although memory care is tailored to each individuals’ needs, all residents have access to the various amenities our community has to offer.
- Three Well-Balanced, Delicious Meals and Two Snacks Daily
- Specialized Diets
- 24-Hour Team Members Available with Emergency Call Systems
- Daily Scheduled Activities and Social Events
- Scheduled Transportation to Shopping, Dining, and Special Events
- General Monitoring of Residents’ Functioning and Condition Level
- Scheduled Transportation to Medical Appointments
- Daily Spot Cleaning and Trash Removal from Apartments
- Weekly Detailed Room Cleaning
What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
According to the National Institute on Aging, dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. While dementia is not a disease, it may accompany certain diseases or conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative brain disease that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 6 million Americans 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease. Although younger people can (and do) get Alzheimer’s, symptoms generally begin after age 60.
How does memory care differ from traditional assisted living?
Unlike in assisted living, care provided is designed around the unique needs of memory loss. Specially trained professionals work hand in hand with the individual and their family members to create structure, familiar schedules and surroundings, all in a secure environment that promotes purpose and celebrates accomplishments.
Is the staffing different?
Yes. Staff members are specifically trained in person-directed memory care. These special caregivers carry with them a compassionate temperament and a devotion for providing dignified, respectful, personal care to memory care residents and their families.