Connections For Living
At MBK Senior Living, we believe that Alzheimer’s and dementia affects the entire family, not only the individual who is diagnosed with the disease. It is important that families and friends stay connected to their loved ones, that each resident feels connected to the world, and our associates create connections with everyone they serve on a daily basis.
We start developing our connection during an in depth interview with the Connections for Living (CFL) resident and their family to learn about the resident's life history, preferences, needs and passions. This information is then shared with all the associates who interact with the resident so we can stay connected even when the resident may not be able to clearly communicate their needs. We continue connecting throughout the day by recognizing that behavior equals communication. We validate the residents reality further helping them to feel engaged and secure. Our CFL associates are specially trained in the Connections for Living care and interaction processes. They are also involved in monthly team development and feedback sessions.
The various programs and services within our Connections for Living neighborhood are specifically designed to support quality of life for our residents. These include everything from the color and set up of the dining tables to the daily enrichment activities and the structured environment with wayfinding queues, inspiration stations, and sensory adaptations as well as secure outside walking and activity spaces.
Finally, we support resident families and friends through the TLC program: Teaching, Learning, and Connecting. This begins with a family orientation upon move-in and continues with regular family nights, volunteer opportunities, information sessions and resources, and ongoing communication about their loved one’s experiences at the community. Most of our communities either host on-site meetings or provide referrals for family support groups.
Contact us for more information on Connections For Living.