Each senior in our care has a unique life story, something that is very important to how we care for him or her. The Varietas® Memory Care Program relies on the things we learn about your loved one to comfort and connect with them in a warm and nurturing environment.
The Varietas® Program is a model of caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and age-related memory impairments. The tenets of the program are proven to maximize quality of life for individuals suffering from these disorders.
The program is designed to create a true therapeutic environment, reducing stressful stimuli and fostering the natural rhythms of each day. A combination of therapeutic and positive stimulation—including expressive arts, exercise, nutrition, reminiscing and cognitive activities—is used to enhance social engagement with peers, families and staff members.
Psychosocial Interventions Therapies
Psychosocial interventions improve cognitive abilities, enhance emotional well-being, reduce behavioral symptoms and promote everyday functioning. We do this through cognitive stimulation, cognitive training, reminiscent therapy, aromatherapy and music therapy.
Psychosocial Interventions are proven to:
Varietas® staff members undergo specialized training, meet detailed requirements and have applied for regular certification through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). The Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®) program recognizes the need for standards in the area of Alzheimer's and dementia education, and helps to improve the services provided by health care professionals and frontline staff. A state-of-the-art security system also allows residents to live independently while remaining within the comfort of a safe and secure environment.
Do you have questions about memory care?
Our Memory Care Director Abby Storms is here with answers.
Video Resources for Families
Vice President of Cognitive Care, Lori Horstman
What Should I Do When Dementia Tips Don’t Work?
What Is Cognitive Stimulation?
Normal Cognitive Aging vs. Dementia
Tips for Enjoying the Holiday Season with Demintia
What is Seasonal Sundowning?
Understanding Hallucinations & Delusions
What Are Cognitive Ramps?
Caregiver Stress & Burnout
Understanding the Stages of Dementia
Sexual Expression & Dementia
Why Do They Do That?
Benefits of a Daily Routine
What Is Dementia?
Dementia Friendly Holidays
Mom isn't quite there yet...
Dealing with Caregiver Guilt
Dementia Education: Music and the Brain
Having a Pleasant Conversation with a Loved One with Dementia
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