Aging is a continuous journey full of peaks and valleys. As our stories unfold, the level of healthcare and assistance we need can fluctuate – from barely any assistance necessary at all, to needing help with the basic activities of daily living, and sometimes needing memory support. The Jefferson Bridge at Monticello West serves to connect residents with the right level of memory care at the right time.
At Monticello West, we understand the challenging emotions and preconceptions that come with transitioning a loved one to a structured memory care program. In part, this is what the Jefferson Bridge was designed to change. Participants are free to cross back and forth between our independent living or assisted living communities while taking part in our memory care and memory support programming as often as they want.
For example, if one of our assisted living residents could benefit from a structured memory care activity, the Jefferson Bridge makes it easy for that individual to participate and then return back to his or her original care setting. This freedom is also helpful for family members because it offers their loved ones a more gradual transition to round-the-clock memory care.
Not only does the Jefferson Bridge assist with the transition to our memory care program, it’s a great option for couples who now find themselves with differing memory care needs (i.e. alzheimers or dementia care.) In this situation, the Jefferson Bridge makes it possible for a spouse to receive the appropriate level of memory care support and then reunite at the couple’s primary care setting.
We know joining a memory care community is a difficult decision for many couples, and that’s exactly what the Jefferson Bridge was designed to help with. Couples who participate in this program can experience the best of both worlds for as long as they’d like.
Residents who choose to take advantage of our transitional memory care program benefit from a wide range of evidence-based therapies designed to stimulate the senses and promote a more active lifestyle. The Jefferson Bridge, along with the rest of our memory care program at Monticello West, is all about connecting with individuals on a personal level, understanding what drives them and offering individualized memory care and memory support – for seniors as well as their loved ones.
The Jefferson Bridge is ideal for Monticello West residents who could benefit from memory care support services and who are still able to perform many of the activities of daily living. The bridge is also a perfect fit for senior couples with varying degrees of memory and healthcare needs.
“Mom loves her apartment. It’s nicely painted and carpeted, and the size is perfect for her. She has a living room area with a full-size couch and chairs, so she can entertain guests. I visit a couple of times a week, and my husband swings by on other days. My son stops by every few weeks, too. Mom has her own space that looks and feels like home. Every time I’m there, she just seems contented. ”
“The minute I entered the community I liked what I saw, but it didn’t stop there. I’ve visited other communities where the furniture was lovely in the main areas and when you proceeded down the hallways, it was a different scenario. But as we continued to look around at Monticello West, I thought: This is pleasant! ”
“The staff is caring and genuine. From the beginning, we didn’t feel like we were being processed, date-stamped and handed off to the next person. The community must have an exceptional hiring process, because I have yet to find someone there who isn’t qualified, doesn’t respect me or that I don’t enjoy. The caregivers are polite, and perhaps most important, I trust them.”
Whether you’re seeking an active, independent lifestyle in a spacious apartment, need a little help with daily activities, a place to recover successfully following an illness or injury, or a loved one requires personalized memory care, you’ll find the senior living services you need here in the Park Cities. Best of all, your loved ones will get the help they need in surroundings that feel like home.Let's Get Started!