The heart of our activities program at Welbrook Santa Monica is Moments. The Moments program offers a range of cognitive and physical stimulation. It is a rich menu of interactive activities that focus on all levels of cognition and that help our residents maintain their independence and dignity.
We start with an initial assessment, from which we create a profile of your loved one’s interests, likes and dislikes. We then create a personalized program that addresses the individual’s emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual needs.
With newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s patients, it is important to stick with activities your loved one has always enjoyed, adjusted as needed to match their current abilities. At the same time, in the early stages of dementia, the person may withdraw from activities he or she previously enjoyed. The Moments program works to help the resident remain engaged.
As Alzheimer’s progresses, the resident’s likes and dislikes will change. For example, a large social gathering may be overwhelming, but the resident may be able to interact more successfully in smaller groups. We adapt the activities appropriately.
For high-functioning residents, we plan task fulfillment activities and volunteer opportunities for them to provide one-on-one assistance with other residents. This addition to their daily routine helps maintain their sense of self-worth.
What sets the Moments program apart from other dementia care programs is our use of a computer app to track your loved one’s activities, keeping you updated on a daily or weekly basis. We can provide printed reports and send notifications to family members showing the resident’s daily participation and attendance.