Live well, in a community that focuses on your strengths.
Memory impairments can make life more difficult, but with the right support you can refocus on your abilities to build a full life. The Atrium at Boca Raton’s secure Valeo™ memory care neighborhood provides a safe, engaging community for those with dementia and their families to improve wellness and cultivate stronger relationships. Our team is here to support you and your goals, helping you live the life you want with the people you care for most.
The name Valeo is based on the Latin word for “thrive” and embodies our mission to create a place where everyone can build their legacy.
Our Florida memory care community embraces that philosophy. In addition to staff with extensive training, The Atrium at Boca Raton includes programs that cater to those with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Every program incorporates our Valeo wellness philosophy, which emphasizes holistic care to improve overall wellbeing. Valeo helps residents maintain and improve their wellness through:
- Physical: Caring for the physical body through healthy meals and exercise
- Social: Building new connections and relationships with people and pets in the community while strengthening existing social ties
- Intellectual: Mental stimulation that preserves cognition through creativity and connection with positive memories
- Spiritual: Honoring traditions with dedicated time for each individual’s personal beliefs
Every program and philosophy built into our Valeo memory care community is customized for individual residents and designed to foster connection and meaningful interaction. Engage with friends, family, staff and other community members through one-on-one engagement, while exploring new activities.
The following services are included in your monthly fee:
- Assistance with daily living activities (based on your wellness review and service level, additional costs may apply)
- 24-hour health monitoring
- 24-hour security
- Emergency response system in each bathroom
- Weekly housekeeping services
- Personal laundry and linen services
- Concierge services
- Fitness and wellness programs
- Maintenance services
- Transportation services to scheduled social and cultural events
- Utilities (except phone)
Your life is a collection of unique experiences, interests and pursuits that make up your story. You can’t continue that story and further your legacy in a cookie-cutter environment. To honor your lifestyle, we never design one-size-fits-all programs. Every activity within our memory care neighborhood is adapted to you as an individual.
To make the most of your strengths, we evaluate your abilities and discuss your interests, getting to know you as a person. From there, we customize your care and programming to create the moments that will be most meaningful to you every day. Our Valeo™ Signature Programs provide the opportunities you need to engage, improve your cognition and create new memories that provide joy and pleasure.
HELP THAT STRENGTHENS YOU
At The Atrium at Boca Raton, our staff is building a career out of helping others. We’re motivated by the joy and engagement we foster. We’re empowered by your success and inspired by your strength. Let us help you build the life you want.
Training doesn’t start and end with the care staff you interact with. We extend training to all our team members, including the operations, dining and housekeeping staff you’ll get to know. Each and every employee in our community understands memory impairments and can work with individuals with dementia to relieve stress and create joyful moments. Here, you’ll find a compassionate staff that wants to get to know you as a person and is given the permission they need to step away from tasks to make a deeper connection and understand residents’ lives.
At the Atrium at Boca Raton, your support network extends to everyone on campus. Housekeepers, bookkeepers, dining experts and wellness teams are all here to support you. They’re trained to go above and beyond your daily needs to provide exceptional experiences. Whether you’re interested in creating a connection with a staff member you share interests with or crave time to relax on your own, we create the environment you need with the interactions you want.
Our community is designed to foster new connections and a sense of family between residents and staff, and that extends to our emphasis on your family. Our most successful and happy residents retain strong connections with children, grandchildren, friends and relatives. We encourage family and friends to visit often and take on a key role in engaging residents and sparking cherished memories.
VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOURS
Memory impairments are hard for the individuals living with them, but they’re also hard for the friends and family that support them. Learn more about what your relative or friend is going through by putting yourself in the shoes of someone with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Our Virtual Dementia Tours help you understand what it’s like to live with a memory impairment, so you can better communicate and connect with your family member or friend.
Virtual Dementia Tours help you experience the obstacles that people living with dementia face every day. Tours are designed to encourage empathy and help you build patience through understanding, so you can further strengthen your relationship with friends and family members with dementia.
For more information about when the next Virtual Dementia Tour will be offered at The Atrium at Boca Raton, or to hear more about how memory care residents here are building positive, full lives, contact us today.
What is a Memory Care Unit?
A memory care unit is a self-contained unit within many assisted living communities that provide around-the-clock nursing and caregiver supervision. Memory care units employ specific security methods to keep residents safe, preventing them from wandering or becoming disoriented. These safety measures may include color-coded walkways that minimize disorientation, doors with alarm trips and entrances secured with keypads. Additionally, memory care unit residents are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that have been designed to stimulate their physical and cognitive health, such as arts and crafts and games like bingo.
What is a Memory Care Facility?
Memory care facilities are communities that have been designed for people with mild to moderate dementia, Alzheimer's and memory loss due to aging. The term “facility” is regarded as outdated and inaccurate; due to the home-like, nurturing environment that these offer, the term “community” has become standard.
Memory care communities are usually incorporated within assisted living communities. The purpose of a memory care community is to enhance the quality of life for residents who do not require 24/7 care and supervision. For example, residents of memory care communities live in their own apartments but have access to meal preparation, laundry, housekeeping and other services on an as-needed basis. Residents living in these communities will likely need their level of care adjusted as their cognitive abilities decrease. In most cases, residents eventually transition to memory care units.
What is the Difference Between Memory Care, Dementia Care and Alzheimer's Care?
Memory care includes care for both dementia and Alzheimer's, as well as other kinds of memory issues. In each kind, healthcare professionals provide health monitoring and assistance to residents who need help performing daily tasks. In addition, residents participate in enriching activities that help their cognitive abilities.
A primary difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s care is the level of attention that the person requires, due to the type and stage of dementia they have. Each type requires its own treatment, and skilled memory care staff can determine the most appropriate care for each condition.
What is the Average Cost of Dementia Care?
The cost of dementia care in a memory care community varies widely from state to state. The national average ranges between $5,000 and $9,000 per month. The level of care needed by residents of a memory care community is the most significant factor that influences costs. Medicare and Medicaid can help defray expenses associated with dementia care. To learn more about the cost of dementia care at the Atrium at Boca Raton, please call us today at 561-462-5683 to speak to a knowledgeable team member.
What are Signs that it's Time for Memory Care?
If you are a part-time caregiver for parents or grandparents and you worry about their safety and well-being while you’re away from them, it may be time to consider memory care. Signs that indicate a person with dementia should not be living independently include:
- Behavioral changes, such as unusual irritability, angry outbursts or withdrawal from family and friends
- Neglecting personal hygiene and housekeeping chores
- Forgetting to pay bills, keep doctor's appointments or take prescriptions
- Consistent problems with short-term memory
- Engaging in unsafe activities, such as leaving the stove on or going outside improperly dressed
If you have questions, please call The Atrium at Boca Raton at 561-462-5683. We understand that this is a difficult decision with many emotional, practical and financial concerns, and we'll be happy to answer the questions you have regarding memory care.