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What Families Need to Know About Memory Care Programs at Clark

At Clark, we understand the challenges families face when seeking the right care for loved ones with memory loss. Our dedicated memory care programs are designed with the understanding that each individual’s journey is unique. Here’s an in-depth look at what makes our approach to memory care stand out.

Specialized Care Tailored to Each Resident

Memory Care at Clark is built on the foundation of a person-centered approach. We recognize that every resident has their own set of challenges, preferences, and needs. Our team works closely with residents and their families to develop individualized care plans that are regularly evaluated and adapted, ensuring that we meet the evolving needs of each resident.

Commitment to Safety and Security

The safety of our residents is a top priority at Clark. Our memory care residences are securely designed to prevent wandering and ensure the well-being of all residents. Living spaces and gathering areas are laid out for individuals experiencing memory loss providing families with the reassurance that their loved ones are in a safe and supportive environment.

Engaging Activities and Innovative Therapies

It’s easy to focus on what has been lost when dementia causes changes in a person you love. Our philosophy of dementia care is to focus on what is possible. Our memory care program includes a wide range of activities and therapies tailored to cognitive abilities. Clark was the first Life Plan Community in the United States to adopt the Montessori for Ageing and Dementia program. Led by certified Montessori practitioners, this approach empowers residents with memory loss to be independent and lead purposeful lives. This innovative program encourages each person to engage in activities and to find valuable roles based on their history and interests. Clark’s music therapy program, led by certified music therapists, provides not only therapeutic value, but comfort and happiness to those with memory impairment. From physical activities to cognitive stimulation exercises, we’re dedicated to providing residents with opportunities to maintain and enhance their cognitive function, self-expression, and social interaction.

Expert Staff and Personalized Attention

Our staff are the heart of our community. With specialized training, our team is equipped to provide compassionate, skilled support around the clock. Our team members participate in Dementia Live®, a high impact, dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change. We also maintain a low staff-to-resident ratio, ensuring that each resident receives the personalized attention and care they deserve.

Understanding the Costs and Supporting Your Journey

We recognize the financial considerations involved in choosing a memory care community. Our team is here to help families understand the costs. We’re committed to making our exceptional care accessible to as many families as possible.

Policies That Put Families First

At Clark, we believe in transparency and collaboration with families. Our policies on visitation, medical emergencies, and end-of-life care are designed with the best interests of our residents and their families in mind. We encourage open communication and partnership to ensure the well-being and happiness of every resident.

Easing the Transition to Memory Care with Compassion

The transition to memory care can be a significant change for residents and their families. We’re here to support you through every step of this journey, offering guidance on making the move as smooth and comforting as possible. By involving your loved one in the process and personalizing their new home with familiar items, we help ease the transition and foster a sense of belonging and security. You can read more about making the transition to memory care easier on a previous blog post.

Why Choose Clark

Choosing a memory care community is an important decision, and at Clark, we’re dedicated to making that choice easier for families. With our person-centered approach, commitment to safety and engagement, and compassionate, skilled staff, we offer a caring and supportive environment where your loved one can thrive.

Talk with a Senior Living Advisor

If you think your loved one could benefit from Memory Care, contact our senior living advisors at or 616-278-6520 or fill out the form below to schedule a personalized consultation to discuss your loved one’s situation and see if Clark is the right fit for your loved one.

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