“No two people experiencing cognitive decline are alike,” said Greg Becker, executive director of the Villa Serra. “A keystone of our care-giving approach for the new Memory Care is to tailor support to the resident's stage of life, ensuring their continued dignity, comfort and peace of mind.”
The Memory Care at Villa Serra offers 22 studio apartments in a pleasant home-like setting with living spaces dedicated to providing maximum comfort and ease of movement. The compassionate, trained staff members work together to ensure a vibrant life that is in step with the stages of the resident’s cognitive challenges.
During the planning stage for the Memory Care, designers took into account the special needs of a growing population of seniors who are afflicted with dementia; reports have indicated that one in eight Americans over age 65 will eventually develop Alzheimer's disease. To create a soothing atmosphere for residents, new facility details include soft lighting and neutral walls, wood floors and muted carpets, along with new furnishings and artwork. In addition, a welcoming garden area for taking strolls and planting flowers has been integrated and works to encourage physical and mental activity. Each resident also has a “Memory Box” to help them become familiar and comfortable with their surroundings. The box contains personal photos and mementos, which provide an important connection to who they are as a member of a family and as an individual.
Villa Serra offers Independent Living, Assisted Living in addition to their new Memory Care offering. Overall senior living amenities at Villa Serra include spacious apartments with either a balcony or patio, restaurant-style dining with a variety of menu choices, weekly housekeeping and linen service, scheduled local transportation, basic cable TV, basic utilities (excluding telephone), concierge services, and a full-service beauty salon, all within a pet-friendly community. For additional information, please call 831-287-6617. Villa Serra is located at 1320 Padre Drive, Salinas, CA 93901.
About Vintage Senior Living:
Vintage Senior Living is a family of retirement communities. Established in 1998, Vintage Senior Living offers a vibrant senior living lifestyle specializing in independent senior living, assisted living and memory care services for Alzheimer’s and other dementia. Its mission is to help residents thrive in mind, body and spirit through the dedication of its staff and the excellence of its programs. Vintage Senior Living operates a total of 23 communities with 22 throughout California in addition to its retirement community in Tacoma, Wash. For more information, visit www.vintagesenior.com, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter.