Memory Care in Richardson, TX

Specialized Care for Empowered Living

Memory Care to Elevate Well-Being

Comfort, familiarity, and safety – these are so important when a person is living with memory impairment. At The Monarch at Richardson, we deliver consistent and compassionate care that adds joy to resident’s lives and provides peace of mind to families. Our welcoming Valeo™ memory care neighborhood in Richardson, TX, is designed to reduce confusion and boost confidence while keeping residents safe and secure.

 

You and your family will discover a sense of community and an extensively trained team focused on safely maximizing each resident’s abilities and well-being. With team members available 24/7, our innovative and personalized program is designed to enhance the physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual well-being of each resident, with the stimulation and encouragement needed to maintain cognitive strength and empower their days.
 
If someone you love has been diagnosed with dementia and you’re wondering where to begin when researching memory care options, The Monarch at Richardson is here to help you navigate this journey – we invite you to connect with our team.

Valeo™ Memory Care by Agewell Solvere Living

Valeo™ is part of our Salus™ by AgeWell Solvere Living pillar dedicated to those living with memory-related conditions. Valeo, Latin for “to thrive,” aligns with our holistic approach to wellness, and our signature memory care program at The Monarch at Richardson is built on that foundation. 

Above all, our programming is designed to help individuals with memory impairments, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, bring joy to their lives. Every program is customized to each person’s strengths and provides opportunities to engage and pursue individual interests.

Create & Compose

Research shows the significant benefits that art and music can have on those living with memory-related conditions. For example, studies link art and music-based programs with improved cognitive function. 

Beyond the health benefits, art and music are recognized ways for people to relax, find comfort, and relieve stress. Create & Compose encourages residents to take part in programs, including playing music and painting, that help them gain those benefits.

Legacy Kit

Our Legacy Kit program helps an individual and their family build a physical representation of the most important events and interests in a resident’s life, including photographs, mementos, and objects that embody a person’s experiences. 

Each item opens up new opportunities to share stories, revisit those memories, and pass them on to children and grandchildren to preserve your family member’s legacy.

Travel Times

Individuals living with dementia often find pleasure, connection, and engagement when they have new experiences with positive places. Travel Times facilitates that by giving residents the opportunity to travel to new or familiar, beloved places.

Creature Comforts

Science has shown that interacting with animals can lower stress levels and provide a strong sense of enjoyment. There’s also evidence that bonding with animals can lower rates of heart disease, anxiety, and depression.

Creature Comforts brings gentle animals, such as dogs and birds, into our memory care community, encouraging animal interactions in a safe, supportive setting.

VITA!

To a person living with a memory impairment, a routine is a comforting way to organize their day. VITA! builds on that comfort and structure to enhance the physical and cognitive benefits of routines. 

Our wellness team uses VITA! to incorporate mental stimulation, like brain teasers, and physical activity, like exercise, into residents’ daily routines. We find that residents who regularly participate in VITA! experience a greater sense of calm throughout their day and are often more focused on positive self-care.

What is Memory Care?

Memory care is specialized care designed for individuals living with memory-impairing conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Memory care communities are designed to provide a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere with security features and design elements to promote safety, familiarity, and joy. In addition, team members are on-site 24/7 to provide assistance and support for those living with memory loss or cognitive challenges.

While memory care falls under the senior living umbrella, it’s important to note that it is not the same as assisted living. While both offer assistance with daily tasks, memory care focuses solely on those living with cognitive impairments. 

Team members at memory care communities are well-equipped and specially trained to help those living with dementia maintain cognitive skills, a sense of self, and a higher level of wellness. In addition, they are trained to effectively and compassionately manage symptoms and behaviors associated with dementia, such as wandering and aggression. They understand the balance of encouraging residents to stay as independent as possible while providing the support they need.

When Is It Time to Consider Memory Care?

Many people living with dementia can live on their own during the early stages as symptoms are more mild. However, there will likely come a time when they can no longer live alone or need more care than you can provide at home. When that time comes, a memory care community can help.

Dementia is a progressive condition that is challenging to predict, with symptoms and cognitive changes that don’t follow a set timeline. As a result, the right time to transition a family member to a memory care community is different for each individual and family. However, there are moments that can indicate that memory care may be the right next step: 

  1. A family member has received a dementia diagnosis, particularly mid to late-stage dementia. Moving to a memory care community can offer more support when done earlier rather than waiting for symptoms to worsen.
  2. One or more family members are overwhelmed by caregiving responsibilities. Caring for a person with dementia is more than a full-time job, and not all families have the knowledge and time to provide 24-hour care.
  3. If you notice a decline in a parent or relative’s mental and physical health beyond normal age-related changes, or if you worry about their safety, it may be time to consider a memory care community.

What is the Cost of Memory Care in Richardson, TX?

We want to ensure you and your family have the information you need to make a confident decision about memory care. We invite you to submit a request for more information, and our team will be in touch.

Our team knows how to make the transition to memory care comfortable and hassle-free. We are here to create an environment where those living with dementia can thrive and live fulfilling lives, and we would be honored to be a part of your journey. Contact The Monarch at Richardson today.

Contact Our Memory Care Team​

We want to ensure you and your family have the information you need to make a confident decision about memory care. We invite you to submit a request for more information, and our team will be in touch.

Our team is here to make the transition to memory care as comfortable and worry-free as possible. We’ve created a place where those living with dementia can thrive and live fulfilling lives, and we would be honored to be a part of your journey.

Contact The Monarch at Richardson today!

Contact Our Memory Care Team

We want to ensure you and your family have the information you need to make a confident decision about memory care. We invite you to submit a request for more information, and our team will be in touch.

Our team is here to make the transition to memory care as comfortable and worry-free as possible. We’ve created a place where those living with dementia can thrive and live fulfilling lives, and we would be honored to be a part of your journey. Contact The Monarch at Cedar Park today.