Memory Care

Memory Care at CRISTA Senior Living: A Holistic Approach

May 18th, 2023

CRISTA Senior Living Blog - Memory Care - Elderly Man

Memory care, a critical component of senior living communities, is a top priority in today’s aging population for families seeking quality support for their loved ones. CRISTA Senior Living, Cristwood, a renowned senior living community in Shoreline, WA, just north of Seattle, offers an innovative and compassionate approach to memory care, creating a safe and nurturing environment for seniors and their families.

Memory Care at CRISTA Senior Living

CRISTA Senior Living’s memory care program caters to the unique needs of residents who have Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other cognitive impairments. By offering personalized care, the program helps improve the quality of life for seniors and provides peace of mind for their families. Memory Care at CRISTA Senior Living in Shoreline offers the following features:

  • Faith-filled, Christian staff
  • Connected activities through innovative technology IN2L allow engagement, therapy, and cognitive stimulation
  • 24/7 Caregivers who are committed to a peaceful environment of care
  • Chapels, Bible studies, and chaplain services
  • Music therapy and singalongs
  • Balance and seated exercises designed for those with memory loss
  • Movie nights
  • Outdoor patio for gardening and relaxing
  • Open communication with family members

CRISTA Brings Genuine Compassion for Those with Memory Care

As a Christian-based ministry, CRISTA Senior Living provides chaplain and lay-chaplain services to residents in memory care. This one-on-one interaction is vital for the well-being of seniors who may appear unresponsive but are often aware and unable to express themselves.

Chaplain Marty Anderson recently spoke about this. He said, “Being able to do ministry in memory care every week and seeing them sing and lift their hands is a true gift. One of the places where their memory still shines bright is when they remember the words of the songs and hymns, and they remember Jesus, communion, past experiences with Jesus, and their church. They are still hungering for God. They are like sponges; they absorb much more than we realize and look forward to our time together. I do, too. We will be having a time of sharing, and someone will just be sitting there, and suddenly they will speak. One day I was prepping for communion, and a man said, ‘I am so glad we are having communion today. It is important for us to remember Christ’s sacrifice and redemption.’ It was the only thing I ever heard him speak. There is a spiritual depth in our residents, no matter what things may look like on the outside.”

Recognizing the life deep within our memory care residents is one of the aspects of CRISTA Senior Living that sets us apart. Memory care is vital to senior living communities, ensuring the well-being and dignity of seniors with cognitive impairments. With its innovative and compassionate approach, CRISTA Senior Living is setting the standard for memory care in Seattle, WA.

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What People Are Saying …

I would like to commend Cristwood Park staff on their efforts to protect themselves and their residents from COVID. It’s been a concern of ours since last March and we have been relieved to see so few cases in the Cristwood Park community. I would like to thank the staff and leadership for their diligence in maintaining good protocols throughout this pandemic.

CWP Family Member

CRISTA has been a warm, friendly atmosphere to be a part of these past two years. It encourages friendships that encourage a pleasant living environment.

Marty Victor, CWP

Exceptional personalized holistic care. Helps keep Mom’s mind active and she flourishes with the nurturing care. Especially of value currently given the COVID restrictions. We are genuinely pleased with our mom's care.

Resident's Daughter, Memory Care

Thinking back on all the great care you and your team have given her at CRISTA, we thank you for all that. I am sure it made a difference in the quality of her life.

I appreciate the personal relationship I have with the staff and the good communication they give me.

I am so stunned by all the amazing people who live at CRISTA. The depth of their stories, their experiences are so powerful. They are fascinating and I learn something new every day! Such a wealth of intellect, experiences, and fun loving people. I love living here.

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