A Dementia diagnosis is heartbreaking for families and our loved ones. When navigating Alzheimer’s or another Dementia related disease, it is important to not be consumed by the diagnosis and lose sight of the individual themselves who is struggling. Your loved one is still counting on help to maintain their autonomy, independence, and encouragement of their passions and hobbies that they were once so fond of. A holistic approach to memory care builds a relationship with the person in front of you and works to treat them, not just their disease. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. This means that it is most important to care for individuals in a way that grants them comfort, enrichment, and fulfillment through connection and self-exploration.
Alyssa Merrill, the Wellness Director at MorningStar at Englefield Green, revels in their connection to MorningStar’s seniors in memory care. Merrill states that, “since childhood I’ve been drawn to seniors. My grandparents had a huge impact on me, helping to instill compassion and love. Because of them, I am who I am today. I take pride in helping families in their tenderest time of need and offering comfort and knowledge to ease difficult situations. Listening to their stories of endurance gives me a different outlook and the strength to know that even when times feel impossible, this too shall pass.”
Merrill’s statement encompasses our holistic approach to memory care that we call “Lavender Sky.” “Lavender Sky” is an exploration within a memory loss diagnosis, such as Alzheimer’s, that encourages an embrace of the diagnosis, not a suppression of the disease. Our holistic memory care allows caretakers to expand their knowledge and understanding of what it means to have Alzheimer’s. Through a “Lavender Sky,” we can attempt to better understand the individual struggling with Dementia and fully “enter, embrace, and explore” the world of memory loss and Alzheimer’s together. In doing so, we can connect more with our residents and provide better, personalized care in an extraordinary way.
MorningStar at Englefield Green specifically cares for seniors with mild to advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia aged 55 and older. Our facility at MorningStar at Englefield Green is specialized and more acclimated to the care of individuals in need of memory care. MorningStar personalizes our care to everyone’s unique needs. To better be able to do so, we offer 24-hour care staff available for our alzheimers care homes residents. Our community, while on the smaller side, is made of 50 suites including spacious studios, and one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as amenities and services to ensure the comfort, safety, and wellbeing of our memory care residents in Boise, Idaho.
MorningStar at Englefield Green embodies the very best in senior living with a distinct mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest” that sets us apart from other senior living communities. Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing seniors and investing in a staff with a felt calling to serve, and offers loving, compassionate care in a beautiful setting. Please set up a tour to learn more about the finest individualized memory care in Boise.