CELEBRATING EVERY INDIVIDUAL

Opal by Leisure Care, our signature memory care program, is based on our whole-person approach. By tailoring our services to meet the unique physical, social, and emotional needs of your loved one we ensure that each day is filled with purpose and meaning. We don't take an umbrella approach to caring for someone living with dementia. The experience is unique, and our program uses a combination of our residents' life story and our seven pillars of wellness to ensure that your loved one is comfortable, cared for, and celebrated in their own individualized way.

THE SEVEN PILLARS OF WELLNESS

We focus on the unique physical abilities of our residents to provide opportunities in both group and private sessions with our signature Prime Fit fitness program. In addition, we take into consideration our residents preferences and life story to create active moments throughout the day in our Opal community.

Everything from scenic drives, themed dinners, holiday events and excursions we ensure our residents feel included in society and maintain important social connections.

By providing both familiar and new experiences like visiting a state park, attending a concert, or an impromptu local fishing trip our residents have opportunities to experience the very things that have important to them their entire lives.

Spirituality can mean many different things to many different people. We draw on our residents life story to provide daily opportunities to reminisce, converse, and practice spirituality in ways that are important to each person living in our Opal community.

Activities that elicit expression and provide sensory stimulation, like drawing, clay sculpting, or flower arranging are just a few of the ways residents can express themselves creatively each and every day.

Our goal is to offer daily opportunities for residents to complete tasks with a purpose. We find that tasks, like watering plants or helping the staff, become quite meaningful for residents.

We know that individuals living with a diagnosis of dementia often experience and express themselves through the five senses. The Opal program provides daily opportunities for our residents positively interact in our community through what they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.

We focus on the unique physical abilities of our residents to provide opportunities in both group and private sessions with our signature Prime Fit fitness program. In addition, we take into consideration our residents preferences and life story to create active moments throughout the day in our Opal community.

By providing both familiar and new experiences like visiting a state park, attending a concert, or an impromptu local fishing trip our residents have opportunities to experience the very things that have important to them their entire lives.

Spirituality can mean many different things to many different people. We draw on our residents life story to provide daily opportunities to reminisce, converse, and practice spirituality in ways that are important to each person living in our Opal community.

Activities that elicit expression and provide sensory stimulation, like drawing, clay sculpting, or flower arranging are just a few of the ways residents can express themselves creatively each and every day.

Our goal is to offer daily opportunities for residents to complete tasks with a purpose. We find that tasks, like watering plants or helping the staff, become quite meaningful for residents.

We know that individuals living with a diagnosis of dementia often experience and express themselves through the five senses. The Opal program provides daily opportunities for our residents positively interact in our community through what they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.

CARE FOR YOUR LOVED ONE

We understand that families do everything they can to care for loved ones who have Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia. We also know that with caregiving comes inevitable stress on family relationships and finances.

At Leisure Care, we hire care partners who empathize with the challenges of caring for someone living with Alzheimer's or related forms of dementia. They're loving, positive, and dedicated to helping residents feel safe and secure. To top it off, they do it with a healthy dose of patience, spontaneity, flexibility, humor, and fun.

Our memory care communities are specially designed environments to support those living with cognitive challenges brought on by Alzheimer's and related forms of dementia.

EXPERT CAREGIVERS AND HOLISTIC SERVICES

Knowledge of the disease is so incredibly important to give the best possible care, but compassion is a must. That's why we hire caregivers that possess both experience caring for people with memory loss and the right personality. Our caregivers receive extensive and ongoing training. The bottom line? They love what they do and they do it well.

There's no question, caring for a loved one is stressful for everyone involved. It's beyond sad to watch someone you know so well lose their memory, and seemingly, themselves. But we can help relieve some of that anxiety and stress. Your loved one can still find purpose and meaning each day.

Every one of our memory care communities features amenities and services that improve the quality of life for residents living with dementia.

  • Spacious private and semi-private apartment homes
  • Delicious and dementia-friendly dining options
  • Regular housekeeping and laundry service
  • Medication administration and management
  • Therapy programs that are engaging and purposeful
  • Social programs that are centered around the interests and abilities of residents
  • Enclosed and secured spaces to keep residents safe from wandering

EXAMPLE OPAL DAY - How the 7 pillars are integrated into the activities

Opal is here to help

Memory Care Resources

We offer a variety of resources for care-partners with their daily role of caring for someone with memory loss. We invite you to utilize some of the below resources.

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