Inspired Living at Palm Bay offers a personalized approach to care based on residents’ unique needs and life experiences.
Inspired Living provides personalized care with assisted living services specifically designed for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory impairments. Residents are at the center of their care, forming the foundation for a unique approach tailored to meet individual needs and preferences.
“By understanding who they are and what they did – we can redefine the way we approach someone’s care,” said James Brassard, community relations director. “We do that with every resident.”
Special efforts are taken to know each memory care resident, their history, life experiences, desires and needs. In this way, resident-centered activities and experiences are tailored to evoke the feelings of the most treasured and memorable moments of each person’s life. Residents are encouraged to continue a favorite hobby or to explore new activities according to their interests.
For instance, a community Wall of Honor pays tribute to the many veterans who call Inspired Living home, and residents with the same interests are often introduced to form bonds based on their similar history or interests. The staff is trained to value each resident and to recognize their different preferences and needs. Knowing that memory loss affects every resident differently, Inspired Living staff focuses on each individual’s unique remaining abilities to provide care that they respond to positively.
The property includes 58 apartments, each with a private bath and walk-in shower. Three size options are available including a studio, single and companion suites. Families are invited to decorate living areas as they wish, bringing in family photos, furniture or personal items to truly make this space their home. Outside each room, the resident has a “memory” shadow box with pictures and mementos that serve as helpful memory cues as well. Picture cues are known to improve communication, promote independence and reduce anxiety for adults with memory and cognitive challenges, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
The entire property is secured through a state-of-the-art program called Skynet – residents wear wristbands and staff can locate any resident, anywhere on the premises. A keyless entry system ensures secure access to suites and security cameras and staff check-in sensors keep caregivers connected to residents.
All care for residents is integrated including licensed nursing care, available seven days a week, onsite therapy and home health services. A dietician-approved menu utilizes fresh ingredients and focuses on serving dishes containing “power foods.”
Part of making residents truly happy is making it feel like home so there are no restrictive visiting hours. An open-door policy allows families the freedom and convenience to spend time with a loved one whenever they wish, for as long as they wish. “The staff is always here to assist,” James said.
For more information, visit InspiredLivingPalmBay.com or call (321) 574-6290.