What is memory care?
A senior living option that provides specialized care for people living with cognitive impairments.
Metta Lifestyles follows the
Living the Dementia Journey models:
What is Metta Memory?
By celebrating our residents' lives, their days are filled with engaging activities that bring purpose and joy while helping ease the progression of Alzheimer's or dementia.
Metta Memory neighbourhoods have been purposefully designed to provide a comforting and secure environment for those residents living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Our specially trained staff offer a compassionate, person-centric approach that focuses on the individual's interests, past life experiences, and customized needs.
Our wide range of recreation and therapeutic programs encourage residents to be engaged throughout their day while reducing anxiety and providing purpose. We have combined best practices from the leading dementia care programs to provide a wholesome plan that includes cognitive fitness, exercise classes, pet therapy, music therapy, sensory activities and much more!
We recognize that every resident living in our Metta Memory neighbourhood requires a personalized approach, and we offer an ever-evolving action plan to suit their needs.
Activities in Metta Memory
Through our Metta Memory Program, your loved one will be able to participate in a range of daily activities designed to increase cognitive stimulation, promote a sense of community while also maintaining a comforting and relaxing environment.
Some of these programs include:
Dining in Metta Memory
Metta Memory’s dining program allows residents to feel as independent as possible for as long as possible.
Dedicated & trained staff to assist during meals
Nutritional meal plans and customized options
Weighted cutlery, tailored tableware, ergonomic drinkware to promote independence while eating
Music and dim lighting that creates an ambiance to increase the dining experience
Aquariums located near the dining room to help promote eating (view research)
Coloured tableware for stimulation (view research)
A unique part of the Metta Memory program is our 'sensory murals’. These are interactive areas for residents, staff, and families. Each mural has been designed to offer comforting memories with sensory activities that will be familiar, meaningful, and calming to our residents. Each of these sensory murals is designed to evoke familiar memories. This provides a meaningful and calming experience for our residents.
: The birth of a child is memorable and often recalled long-term memory. Research has shown that women specifically feel calm while participating in doll therapy programs designed to stimulate memories of child-rearing years. We encourage families to bring baby photos to help create conversations while visiting their loved ones. Nursery Sensory Mural
Laundry Sensory Mural: Most seniors have strong long-term memories of the roles involved in caring for the home. This area showcases a laundry room where residents can hang and fold various clothing items. Activities also include sorting laundry and lace sewing and memory flashcards with tasks such as mowing the lawn, baking and washing the car.
Office Sensory Mural: This familiar workplace environment is equipped with reminiscing props such as a rotary dial