Where Comforting Spaces and Familiar Faces Bring Peace to Forgetful Minds
Each of The Bristal Assisted Living communities has a private and secure neighborhood for specialized memory support called Reflections. Reflections is a highly customized and individually personalized memory care program that specializes in helping aging adults manage Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related cognitive disorders.
All programs in Reflections are designed to reinforce a sense of place and purpose for our residents. We include the family in our efforts so our residents feel supported by a circle of care that is comforting, dependable, and rooted in understanding.
Reflections residents participate daily in activities that are fun, individually paced, and delivered with sincere love and compassion. By creating an atmosphere of familiarity and consistency, we keep our residents invested and engaged in the world and the people around them.
Some examples of these programs include:
- Art and music classes
- Reading circles
- Creative writing
Learn more about The Bristal at Lake Success, our community dedicated specifically to memory care.
Safety is a Top Priority
Safety and security are always top priorities at The Bristal. Our Reflections memory care areas are electronic keypad-protected, so our residents’ daily activities are managed within surroundings that are consistent and familiar to them.
All in all, Reflections provides a safe, secure, and giving environment, where the family is always encouraged to participate in their loved one’s care. It is a special place that our residents, quite literally, call home.
Specialized Programming for Memory Care Starts with Expert Staff
Every Reflections location is staffed with experienced senior care professionals trained in the latest approaches, therapies, and proven modalities for enhancing memory health and quality of life for these seniors and their families.
Our staff undergoes ongoing sensitivity training through The Bristal’s Hands-On & Hearts-In® program, which helps identify and address cognitive challenges our residents may be experiencing day-to-day, resulting in better care, happier days, and improved quality of life for those in Reflections.
In addition to continual expansion of our staff’s memory care knowledge and training, we also employ a Programming Specialist for Reflections at The Bristal, Kate Schneider. Kate develops, implements, and oversees new and innovative therapeutic goals-based recreational programs that emphasize resident independence, well-being, and social interaction. Kate also uses her extensive knowledge and Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) training to certify the staff at The Bristal on the latest trends in dementia care.
Alzheimer’s Day Care Program in Reflections
The Help, Care, and Flexibility You Need – Now in a Day’s Stay
Alzheimer’s Day Care is offered at The Bristal at East Northport and The Bristal at White Plains. With our Alzheimer’s Day Care Program in Reflections, your loved one gets all of the same exceptional, highly trained attention, as do all other Reflections Memory Care residents at The Bristal – the only difference is they do not live there full time. At all times, they feel safe, welcomed, purposeful, and loved – exactly what they need most.
A typical day for Alzheimer’s Day Care participants at The Bristal consists of:
- Participating in exercises, interactions, and therapeutic activities designed to enhance memory skills and improve quality of life
- Enjoying lunch and a snack
- Engaging with our attentive staff of senior care experts
- Being monitored for wellness throughout the day
- Socializing with other residents
- Receiving any required medication
- Being fully integrated into the Reflections community
Our Place Memory Café
Open to families of both residents and non-residents, the Our Place Memory Café is a space for families and their loved ones with dementia to gather together. Finding it difficult to go out socially as a primary caregiver for a loved one facing memory loss? The Bristal Our Place Memory Café could be just the place for you!