By Chris Bavender
Wellbrooke of Carmel has expanded its services with the addition of a specialized memory care neighborhood. Legacy Lane opened in August and offers those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia care and programming designed to fit their needs.
“The addition of memory care to our range of senior living services will allow us to meet the needs of seniors with memory loss whether they are already a resident of our campus or are seeking our support for the first time,” said Brittany Hanson, a communications specialist with Trilogy Health Services. “Caregivers in our Legacy Lane are also trained in the latest memory care techniques, which emphasize providing care based on each person’s unique needs and personal history.”
Legacy Lane is a newly-built expansion of Wellbrooke’s campus at 12315 Pennsylvania St. It has accommodations for 15 residents.
Each suite in Legacy Lane has a Memory Box as a way for residents to have physical reminders of past memories.
“Our Memory Boxes include pictures and other personal mementos that are tied to these long-term memories. In addition to serving as a source of comfort for our residents, Memory Boxes give our caregivers a glimpse into the lives of those they are caring for,” Hanson said. “By understanding their past, our employees can better understand their present needs, and adjust their caregiving techniques to meet those needs.”
The addition of Legacy Lane creates several new nursing positions specializing in providing memory care services.