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Memory Care Community in Strongsville, Ohio
Our memory care services are designed to support positive quality of life.
Are you in need of compassionate care for a loved one whose life journey requires memory care due to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia? Altenheim offers a secure living area in a home-like environment which will promote your loved one’s quality of life. A personalized care plan may include functional maintenance programs, quarterly cognitive assessments, physical ability maintenance, specialized activities geared towards individual’s level of cognition, music and memory programs, or family support groups and life stories.
Led by a certified Dementia Care Coordinator and a dedicated staff, a compassionate care plan will be designed for your loved one. A functional maintenance program provides structured activities. A secure living area and outdoor enclosed courtyards make for a home-like environment.
Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living is on the campus of Altenheim Senior Living, a not for profit life plan community in Strongsville Ohio. Altenheim offers a full continuum of care which includes Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Senior Living, Assisted Living, Memory Assisted Living, In and Outpatient Rehabilitation, Home Care and Private Duty services.
Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living is located at 18545 Shurmer Rd. on the Altenheim campus and serves those with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. The community was designed using the Planetree principles which represent the highest level of achievement in person-centered care and design. The residences feature 38 private suites in six neighborhoods, each with a themed living room area and either an enclosed four season room or separate porch with direct access to the outdoors. Each suite features a kitchenette and private bathroom with a large, fully accessible walk/roll-in shower. Located on each floor is a residential-style kitchen with multiple dining rooms and many amenities to encourage maximum independence in a safe residential environment.
The community has strong connections to nature as a source of well-being for its therapeutic value. In addition to expansive windows with exterior views and natural light, the newer building has outdoor access to secured courtyards, gardens, and walking paths that enhance sensory stimulation, and encourage social interaction and physical activity.
Our Memory Care staff is specifically trained to care for individuals with dementia and cognitive impairment devoting their time to doing things with residents rather than simply for them. Activity programming is based on resident preferences which provide opportunities for participation in activities that had a special place in their life, for example sewing or painting.
Special activity programs are offered such as the Ageless Grace, a program that blends cognitive stimulation and physical exercise. Ageless Grace is conducted by our program certified Activity Director. The program is a series of 21 Simple Tools for Lifelong Comfort and Ease. The movements, which are performed in a chair, focus on the healthy longevity of the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Each of the 21 Tools focuses on different anti-aging techniques such as joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, cognitive function, systemic stimulation, balance, confidence and playfulness. Ten minutes, three times per week can increase brain function.
With a responsive staff to resident ratio, the community offers a combination of individual attention, personal care and professional expertise that is unsurpassed in senior care.