Processing the changes that come when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia can be overwhelming. Too often families settle on a solution that doesn't fit their long-term needs, and constant worry becomes part of their daily life. The caring staff of The Arbors at Monterey Village, at Peterson Road and Monterey Way in West Lawrence, believes that even though life may have changed considerably, there are still remarkable possibilities ahead.
When you visit The Arbors at Monterey Village, you'll feel that warm embrace that makes a difference in the everyday lives of our residents. Our care partners are trained in The Best Friends™ Approach to Memory Care and learn how to align with our residents as friends rather than caregivers. This friendship-based approach, which includes families, creates a circle of support around our residents. At The Arbors at Monterey Village, life becomes more enjoyable every day.
Specialized memory care was once found only in large cities, but Americare has brought this vital level of care right here to Lawrence, KS. With a calming, intimate environment and a building designed specifically for the comfort of residents with Alzheimer's, and memory issues, The Arbors at Monterey Village makes life easier for everyone involved.
In fact, 94% of Americare families would recommend their community to others – placing us in the top 5% of companies nationally (2014 My InnerView™ customer satisfaction results).
Relationships are supremely important in memory care, and The Best Friends™ Approach is rooted in that understanding. We know that memory care residents require and respond brightly to the essential elements of friendship: respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor. These are the building blocks of an evidence-based care model that our care partners are trained in and truly embrace. Best Friends™ is a relationship-based model that emphasizes the role of care partner, not just caregiver – an important philosophy that The Arbors staff embodies each and every day.
No matter where you are in the decision-making process, we can work with you to answer questions and assess your loved one's needs. Our nurturing staff at The Arbors will sit down with you and help you explore the options so you can make the best decision for your family, whether that's The Arbors at Monterey Village or another health care provider in Lawrence or Douglas County. To learn more about our memory care programs or Americare's 30+ years of service in senior care, contact us at The Arbors at Monterey Village.