Much like the compass rose of a map used to show direction, the Compass Rose® Memory Care Program at Westmont Living offers our families the ability to navigate the Alzheimer’s and dementia care Journey with their loved ones.
A compass rose is an element of a map used to show direction. This is the symbol used in Navigating the Alzheimer’s Journey.
Westmont Living’s Compass Rose® program was designed in cooperation with a nationally recognized gerontologist to guide both residents and their families as we care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment. Focusing on personal care, we help maintain each individual’s independence and quality of life during this difficult journey. Our goal is to provide a culture that is life-affirming, meaningful and satisfying, while respecting the choice and dignity of our residents.
We complete an Individual Care Plan and Life History to assess each resident’s needs and fully understand his or her background. Then, our Program Director and staff create an activities program, including a range of events designed to preserve function, promote enjoyment and a sense of well-being. Creating fun through light-hearted moments is also an integral part of the Compass Rose® program and goes a long way to relieving the stresses of every day life.
Westmont Living’s Compass Rose® neighborhood is an intimate and comfortable, home-like setting. Our residents enjoy:
At Westmont Living, we consider dining a therapeutic activity that can energize all five senses. Mealtime represents treasured memories of special people, celebrations and occasions associated with the sharing of food—and each meal is an opportunity to strengthen relationships among residents, caregivers and family.
We believe in sharing the Alzheimer’s journey with residents, families and friends alike. Our Navigator’s Family Support Group offers education and an opportunity to share experiences with others. At Westmont Living, we encourage family members to participate in the lives of their loved ones.