Kennesaw Memory Care
Continue your journey in a respectful, supportive community.
At Heritage of Brookstone, we built our Valeo™ memory care community around the core values of respect and dignity so you can continue your personal story with the care you need. We provide support that makes the most of your abilities and strengths, allowing you to remain in control in a safe, secure neighborhood with expert assistance. If you are searching for a memory care community in Kennesaw you will find our community is a great choice.
Valeo, derived from the Latin word for “thrive,” creates memory care programming based on the foundations of science and whole-person wellness. Our personalized programming helps residents with memory impairments – including forms of dementia like Alzheimer’s – live fulfilling, joyful lives. The Valeo™ wellness philosophy revolves around the Four Components of Wellness:
- Physical: Care for your body through nutrition and physical activity
- Social: Maintain and improve your life through new and existing relationships with people and pets
- Intellectual: Strengthen your mind to preserve memories and cognition with creative programs that exercise your brain
- Spiritual: Make time for your beliefs with opportunities to connect with your spiritual convictions
The Valeo philosophy guides the programming at our Kennesaw, GA, memory care community. Every team member you’ll work with is committed to your well-being. We’ll work with you to ensure you have the care you need through individualized programming that encourages engagement and connection.
Heritage of Brookstone’s memory care neighborhood includes:
- Daily living assistance and memory care (supplemental costs may apply based on your unique service level)
- 24-hour health monitoring
- 24-hour security
- Emergency response system in each bathroom
- Weekly housekeeping
- Personal laundry and linen services
- Concierge services
- Wellness programs, including physical fitness programs
- Maintenance services
- Scheduled transportation services for social events and cultural programs
- Utilities (except phone)
CUSTOM MEMORY CARE PROGRAMMING
No two individuals share the same life journey. Your past, your present and your future are full of unique experiences and goals. We take that into account in all our memory care programming, adapting it to your individual needs.
When you move into our memory care community, we’ll do a thorough assessment of your abilities and what you’re interested in. We’ll use that information to create a personalized care program that helps spark joy every day. You’ll also have full access to our Valeo™ Signature Programs, which incorporate activities such as art, travel and intellectual stimulation that’s designed to improve your awareness, stimulate long-term memories and increase engagement.
MEMORY CARE HOME SERVICES IN KENNESAW, GA
People with memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia often have trouble with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), which include cooking, cleaning, managing money, shopping, taking medications, using computers and telephones, driving and caring for family members and pets. As memory issues progress, many also have difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, moving around, eating and using the bathroom.
Memory problems challenge a person’s independence. They can also have devastating consequences if a person forgets to eat, leaves a pot unattended on the stove, doesn’t take medications correctly, or forgets to feed a pet.
Today’s memory care communities provide quality care, but in warm and inviting atmospheres that help residents make the most of their abilities and preserve their independence as much as possible. Modern memory care communities and their highly trained team members provide nutrition and physical activity, encourage social interaction and offer creative programs that help preserve cognition.
EMPOWER YOUR MIND
We’re not just a memory care community. We’re a family of residents supported by staff that has the training and experience you need to thrive. Our team approaches assisted living and memory care with optimism and a desire to build a positive, joyful environment. People don’t just work at Heritage of Brookstone. They bond with residents, care for their needs and engage with them every day.
Our team includes clinically licensed employees with the expertise to support your needs, but we don’t limit our training. Heritage of Brookstone’s entire staff, including operations, dining and housekeeping employees are all trained to support the needs of residents with memory impairments. We train every team member on how it feels to live with different forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, and the support residents need on a day-to-day basis. Everyone you meet here will find ways to engage with you, making connections and gaining an understanding of your life.
Our cooks aren’t cloistered in the kitchen. Our housekeeping staff doesn’t just come and go in the background. Every individual on our team is a support provider who’s here for you. They’re trained to go above and beyond what you expect, taking the time to get to know you as an individual and finding ways to create moments of joy.
The full involvement of our staff means that you won’t just get to know other residents – although you’ll do that, too – you’ll get to know our team. We encourage everyone in our community to share their own interests and experiences with you and other residents, connecting on a more personal level.
At Heritage of Brookstone’s memory care community, you have a complete network of support and connections to help you continue your story. But if you need time to yourself, there’s plenty of privacy and quiet. We’re here to support what you need, when you need it.
Strengthen Your Family Connections
Family is a key part of crafting joyful, active lives for those with memory impairments. Our Valeo memory care philosophy encourages connection with family members. Come visit your relatives or friends, engaging with them and their new connections in the community to kindle joy and help them reconnect with memories. We’ll work with you to preserve your relative’s legacy and memories for yourself and future generations.
VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOURS
It’s difficult to understand what your relatives or friends with dementia are feeling on a day-to-day basis, but understanding their point of view can be invaluable. Virtual Dementia Tours allow you to put yourself in the shoes of someone living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia so you can see how they feel and learn to communicate more effectively.
Our Virtual Dementia Tour lets caregivers, relatives and friends that are closely involved in the support of someone with dementia experience their day-to-day challenges. Seeing the tough situations they face with strength and poise will help you empathize with their needs and better support their journey.
We’re happy to help answer any questions you have about memory care and Virtual Dementia Tours. Contact us for more information or to learn when the next Virtual Dementia Tour will be offered at Heritage of Brookstone.
MEMORY CARE FAQs
What is a Memory Care Facility?
A memory care facility provides specialized care for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other memory issues. Due to advancements in comfort and amenities, the term “community” is considered much more appropriate. Today’s memory care communities provide intensive memory care in an enriching, home-like setting.
These communities offer high quality, personalized care that keeps residents safe and offers intellectual stimulation that improves awareness, stimulates memory and increases social engagement.
What is the Average Cost of Alzheimer's care in the U.S.?
The average cost of care for Alzheimer’s disease in a memory care community in the United States is $5,000 or more per month. Assisted living costs about $4,000 per month, according to Genworth. According to AARP, memory care can add another $1,000 to $4,000 each month. Costs include assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), support from staff trained in memory care, nutritious meals and custom programming to help each individual maintain a dignified life.
Does Medicare cover memory care facilities?
Medicare will pay for some costs, but it does not fully cover memory care, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Medicare will cover some doctor fees and Medicare Part D will pay for some prescription drugs, for example, but it will not pay for custodial long-term memory care.