King Farm Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Ingleside at King Farm offers day program for cognitively impaired individuals
Ingleside at King Farm offers person-centered Memory Care as part of its highly rated Comprehensive Care program. The Memory Care program meets the needs of each individual where they are, engaging them in programs based on their specific needs and interests.
With the establishment of Ingleside Engaged, a social day club for people with dementia-related cognitive impairment, Ingleside at King Farm is sharing its expertise with people who live outside the retirement community.
Ingleside Engaged provides structured and meaningful activities including fitness, creative arts, cognitively stimulating, entertaining and social experiences, in a safe and accepting environment.
A specially hired Certified Dementia Practitioner and the community’s licensed Geriatric Nursing Assistant tailor each day’s activities to the participants’ individual preferences.
“We utilize the amenities we have here, including our gym, pool and outdoor space where people can go for walks. We go to concerts and programs within the community, and we also have programs just for us,” says Pamela Mills, Director of Memory Care Programs.
Applications are now being accepted for enrollment in Ingleside Engaged. The program is limited to no more than 10 participants per day. People can choose to attend for a full day, with lunch provided, or a partial day of 3 hours. Part-day enrollees may choose morning or afternoon hours. If there are openings on particular days, caregivers may bring their loved ones to the program on an hourly basis, if they are program members and they provide 24 hours’ notice.
Applicants must meet specific requirements, including having a medical diagnosis of progressive dementia and assessment in the middle stages of dementia. Participants must be able to manage Activities of Daily Living with minimal hands-on assistance, be able to move independently or using a mobility device, and not be at significant risk of falls due to an untreated balance or gait impairment. They must also be able to participate in programs on a level that allows for success and benefit and to socialize with their peers in the club. Additional requirements are explained during a personal interview prior to enrollment.
Participants in wheelchairs may be accepted, as long as they are able to transport from one location to another without hands on assistance.
“Occasionally if one person needs mobility assistance, that’s OK,” Pamela Mills says.
Ingleside at King Farm is a faith-based, not-for-profit, Continuing Care Retirement Community where members create their ideal retirement lifestyle in a secure, elegant setting. Dedicated to providing amenities and activities that support engaged living, Ingleside at King Farm is home to unique members who want to continue living rich, full lives.
If you are interested in enrolling a loved one or person for whom you care, in the Ingleside Engaged program, please contact Mills at 240-205-7085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.