The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence communities are designed specifically to meet the needs of residents living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss.
We understand the challenges of Alzheimer’s and dementia which is why we use the Best Friends™ approach and practice the Teepa Snow Positive Approach™ to create a caring and nurturing environment. We provide purposeful, engaging daily activities and plenty of interactive opportunities to create structure that helps your loved one feel safe and secure. Activities are designed so that every resident can participate. They are familiar, achievable, meaningful and enjoyable for each specific resident.
In addition to residency, we also offer short-term care for people recovering from a hospital stay and respite care to give full-time caregivers a break so they can take care of other needs.
Morning Pointe associates are trained to provide exceptional care to residents at The Lantern while offering family members all the support they need during this difficult journey. Additionally, The Lantern works with various medical partners and takes an interdisciplinary approach to creating solutions for a resident’s changing behaviors.
Even recognizing early signs can be difficult. Do you think your loved one is showing signs of Alzheimer’s or memory loss?
Best Friends™ Certified
The Best Friends ™ Approach is designed to help people with memory loss feel safe, secure, and valued. Associates at The Lantern at Morning Pointe communities are trained in the Best Friends ™ Approach, which allows them to connect and communicate with residents effectively, treating them as a friend would and getting to know all about them. This method empathizes friendship, remaining loving and positive, and using building blocks to offer care and support:
- Recognizing and understanding what it’s like to have dementia
- Knowing and using the person’s life story
- Knowing just what to say when communication is breaking down
- Experiencing meaningful engagement throughout the day
Meaningful Day™ Program
We have developed the components of a Meaningful Day at The Lantern memory care communities by focusing on personalized programming rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. By investing time and attention in understanding each residents’ prior roles and careers, routines and interests, Morning Pointe associates provide individualized activities and programs that truly focus on quality of life.
Purpose in Every Detail
Life Skills Stations
Dining with Dignity
The Power of Art
Music and Memory
We know that facing memory loss or helping a loved one living with memory loss is not easy.
Even recognizing early signs can be difficult. Do you think your loved one is showing signs of Alzheimer’s or memory loss? Click here for common signs of memory loss.
Don’t wait for a crisis to respond. Many people adapt better to memory care communities when they settle into their new home sooner rather than later.