About

Anam Care Assisted Living provides a peaceful and supportive home for elderly people needing help with personal care, and for those with memory loss. Our programs of care can make a big difference. A positive environment can improve your loved one’s outlook and how much enjoyment they get from each day. Although it does not occur in all cases, many families are delighted when their loved ones improve following a move to Anam Care.

Services

Anam Care – A Soul Friend

The Anam Care program is built around the Anam Cara philosophy of palliative dementia care. This focuses on comfort and life. One important measure of this philosophy is having a soul friend who supports and nurtures the spirit, while guiding those affected by dementia as they continue life’s beautiful journey.

The Anam Care program is built around the Anam Cara philosophy of palliative dementia care. This focuses on comfort and life. One important measure of this philosophy is having a soul friend who supports and nurtures the spirit, while guiding those affected by dementia as they continue life’s journey. Our staff is specifically trained to support the spirit as well as the body to make life more enjoyable for residents and their families.

One size does not fit all. Our care program is tailored to meet the special needs of those with:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lewy Body
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Frontal-temporal dementias

We understand how various dementias affect individuals and families, and how to make life more meaningful and pleasant. Such an approach bolsters self worth and creates a true failure-free, less threatening world for those with memory loss. We use gentle strategies such as re-direction, coaching, cueing and task breakdown to help residents feel good about themselves and their accomplishments.

Quality of Life

Enhancing Quality of Life

Anam Care has developed its own unique programs to meet resident needs. Our approach to resident-centered care helps create satisfying days and meaningful lives for residents, and peace of mind for families. A positive environment can improve your loved one’s outlook and how much enjoyment they get from each day.

Comfort through Aging in Place
Anam Care residents never have to deal with the physical and emotional trauma of a move from one care setting to another. Such stability through aging in place also helps build long-term relationships with caregivers.

Life Enrichment
Enriching one’s life is a highly individual activity that begins before a resident comes to live at Anam Care. We start with a thorough history and assessment, asking about accomplishments, occupations and hobbies. If Mom loved quilting, we’ll remember that and will develop activities with this in mind. If Dad was a woodworker, the same is true. In addition, we help residents and families compile a Life Story Book which warms the hearts of everyone who sees it. Residents, caregivers, and families use such Life Story Books to reminisce about family vacations, favorite pets and the cherished hallmarks of life.

Activities that Matter
Our residents enjoy socializing in our home and are encouraged to join in 7 – 9 activities offered daily. Such activities include individualized activities specific to a resident’s interests and group activities such as outings or crafts, which promote interpersonal relationships and help maintain fine and gross motor skills. Activities are designed to promote resident success and are consistent with normal life activities which helps enhance the resident’s self esteem.

Community Partnerships
Our teams work extensively with home health agencies, rehabilitation, occupational and respiratory therapy specialists, and hospice agencies to ensure comprehensive care. We’ll also help arrange transportation for doctor appointments or hospital visits.