The staff at Ortega Gardens incorporates each resident’s life story into their personalized daily care plan. Utilizing our distinctive Meaningful Moments approach, our team provides a warm and meaningful assisted living environment that includes family and friends. We welcome and encourage you to join us in the many activities we offer at Ortega Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center.
At Ortega Gardens, we keep the emotional needs and feelings of your loved one at the very center of what we do. Our Meaningful Moments® program incorporates past patterns and routines into the life of each resident to ensure the highest quality of life possible. This exclusive program is specifically designed to help meet the needs of residents with memory loss. We start by gathering the life story of each individual by learning about preferences, likes, dislikes and cherished memories. Adding details and preferences from the residents’ life stories into their day we can build comfort and a sense of meaning for each resident. The result is a familiar atmosphere for your loved one to enjoy.
Engaged in Daily Life
Our residents have access to a wide variety of amenities and programming options to keep them active and engaged in daily life. These include arts and crafts classes, movie nights, and opportunities for family and holiday celebrations. Visit our community today and find out more about the distinctive memory care services we offer.
Memory Care Services
- Pre-admission home visit and assessment
- Specially trained staff to assist with all aspects of care while maximizing and encouraging independence
- A fully supervised, success-oriented activities program
- Regularly scheduled social events with family involvement welcomed
- Three nutritious meals served daily, with snacks available throughout the day
- Supervised outings to nearby points of interest
- Furnished linens and routine housekeeping
- Comfortable, attractively decorated living rooms, activity rooms and private conversation areas
- Beautifully landscaped secured courtyard with walking areas
- Individualized service plans
- Electronically monitored security system
- TV in all resident rooms
- Phone outlets in select rooms
- Support groups, educational programs and referral services
Meaningful Moments ®
Our Sinceri-exclusive Meaningful Moments memory care program is designed to merge purposeful living with purposeful programming. This program is designed to evolve to meet the needs of those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementia as their cognitive ability changes over time. The adaptive nature of this program allows us to provide Meaningful Moments for all of our residents regardless of their disease stage.
Meaningful Moments focuses on engaging our residents where they are, allowing them to function safely within their environment at their highest possible potential. We achieve Meaningful Moments with all of our residents through the five cornerstones of our program:
A Meaningful Moment is created when one of our team members provides a unique and purposeful interaction for a resident based on their individual life story. This can happen many times throughout the course of a resident’s day.
Meaningful Moments include both scheduled and unscheduled programs with an emphasis on supporting our resident’s holistic wellbeing. Meaningful Moments are meant to provide residents with Alzheimer’s and related dementias the opportunity to function at their highest potential, in a safe, caring environment.
Purposeful programming and Meaningful Moments encourage our residents to thrive, not just survive!
Interaction with our residents happens all day – so why should engagement stop at mealtimes?
Our Signature Dining element of Meaningful Moments embraces healthy meals and nutritious snacks to promote health and hydration throughout the day. With three meals and three snack times over the course of a day – we offer six daily opportunities – or 42 mealtime interactions per week to engage with residents.
Through Signature Dining our teams create Meaningful Moments, maximize independence, and promote socialization all in an inviting, safe environment.
Training, Education, & Retention
As one of the leading providers in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, we are committed to continual education and growth opportunities for all of our team members.
With our strong onboarding processes and extensive Meaningful Moments training program, we are able to successfully keep both new and existing team members informed of the latest care techniques and best practices for safety and engagement.
Extending our educations resources to resident families allows us to better partner with them in their loved one’s care. Family members are an integral component of Meaningful Moments and are invited to join us for family orientations and ongoing educational support groups.
Entrusting a loved one’s care to someone can be a difficult decision for families to make.
Often a family member has been the sole caregiver for their loved one. When the transition to a memory care community comes, family caregivers and loved ones can experience feelings of guilt, loss, and helplessness.
As part of our Meaningful Moments program, we coach families through this transition and provide the resources to cope with this change. For many family caregivers, they have only been spending time “caring” for their loved one and providing support with Activities of Daily Living. After transitioning their loved one to our community, they have found that they are able to engage in meaningful connection again, and leave the holistic wellbeing of their loved one in our hands.
Our family partnerships allow us to give families a stronger and more positive relationship with their loved ones. Through care conferences and frequent communication via the Sagely app, we encourage families to stay as involved as possible as we all partner together in their loved one’s healthcare.
Innovation & Wellness
As a leader in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, it is our goal to identify innovative platforms and programs to enhance the lives of our residents. These tools will continually evolve to match the needs of our residents and their unique disease processes.
In supporting the whole person, we focus on providing the best quality of care, promoting independence, and helping each resident to be the very best that they can be.