Heartfelt CONNECTIONS Program

As a Life Plan Community, Brandon Wilde offers expert care at all levels: Assisted living/personal care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services, and memory care — in addition to its independent living neighborhoods.

In each level of care, our team of nurses, certified nursing assistants, life enrichment coordinators, physical therapists, and other specially trained senior living staff members provide outstanding care and support to help residents live fulfilling lives as independently as possible.

One prime example of how our care neighborhoods go above and beyond is the innovative Heartfelt CONNECTIONS memory care program at Windsor House at Brandon Wilde.

While safety and security are prime concerns at all memory care residences, we work with families and focus on each resident as a unique individual to provide the best possible quality of life.

It is our constant goal to preserve in our residents a sense of purpose, satisfaction, dignity, and quality of life.

Heartfelt CONNECTIONS is an individualized memory care program that reduces anxiety and increases safety and well-being by focusing on social interactions and familiar daily activities.

This continuum-of-care philosophy is grounded in the firm belief that the abilities that remain are far more important than what is lost.

With memory loss, life is comprised of moments of opportunity for meaning and purpose. Each time your loved one accomplishes a task successfully, it leads to confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. Windsor House at Brandon Wilde is dedicated to creating success stories, one small victory at a time.

The Life Story

We talk with families and use reminiscence tools to capture a lasting legacy of details about their loved one: family, friends, career, hobbies, and likes and dislikes. Even as memories fade, past relationships and experiences continue to shape our lives. The skilled, trained, and compassionate team at Windsor House at Brandon Wilde uses the insights gained from each life story to develop person-centered activities and programming for each resident.

We work with our residents and their family members to:

  • Record life achievements, events, and special occasions to celebrate.
  • Capture memories and collect pictures to provide comfort and pleasure
  • Identify key memory cues and triggers
  • Promote and support mental, physical, and emotional stimulation
  • Aid conversation with friends and family

Maintaining Balance

Like all of us, people with memory loss can experience agitation or frustration when they feel they don’t have balance in their lives. We all need self-care, a feeling of productivity, and time for recreation and leisure.

At Windsor House at Brandon Wilde, we incorporate specific routines in a familiar environment to maintain balance and minimize anxiety as part of our Heartfelt CONNECTIONS program.

1. Routine Self-Care

Appearance can be a very important part of self-esteem. When we look good, we feel good. We help residents be successful at achievable self-care tasks, such as getting dressed and combing their own hair, and celebrate their abilities to accomplish them.

2. Vocation & Productivity

Whether we work in or outside of our homes, most of us have daily tasks that give us a sense of accomplishment and purpose. We work with families to learn more about residents’ professions, hobbies, and vocations and find ways to incorporate or simulate some of those activities into daily routines.

One example is our motherhood life station. We have a crib, complete with a baby doll and a chair for the mother to sit in — all offering the opportunity for spontaneous interactions. We also have a gardener’s workstation set up in our secure courtyard.

3. Recreation & Leisure

Having fun for the sake of having fun is important, too! “At Windsor House at Brandon Wilde, we engage our residents in recreational and leisure activities that are familiar and similar to those they have always loved,” explains Life Enrichment Coordinator Marquita Bostic. “Each month, we have a new theme. We make interesting crafts, bake, sing, do movie nights, enjoy music, visit with cuddly therapy animals, play games, and throw parties.”

Windsor House at Brandon Wilde itself is a perfect location for relaxing and enjoying a peaceful atmosphere. All our private suites are connected to a welcoming commons area and we have a courtyard with benches, chairs, and a walking path.

Daily Rhythms

At Windsor House at Brandon Wilde, we understand the 24-hour cycles that affect the brains, emotions, and functionality of people with dementia.

To reduce frustration, restore confidence, and build self-esteem among residents, we schedule more challenging activities and tasks at appropriate times in the day to maximize remaining abilities. For example, your loved one might tackle puzzles or painting in the morning and wind down towards sunset with a quiet walk or soft music before bedtime.

Learn More

Brandon Wilde welcomes new residents directly into the Windsor House memory care neighborhood — there’s no need to have lived in our independent living neighborhood first.

Learn more about how the Heartfelt CONNECTIONS program at Windsor House at Brandon Wilde can improve your loved one’s quality of life at https://www.brandonwilde.com/memory-care/.

To learn more about our assisted living/personal care neighborhood, the Colonnade at Brandon Wilde, visit https://www.brandonwilde.com/personal-care/.

To learn more about our skilled nursing neighborhood, the Pavilion at Brandon Wilde, visit https://www.brandonwilde.com/skilled-nursing/.

To learn more about our rehabilitation services, including our LSVT BIG and LOUD program for people with Parkinson’s, visit https://www.brandonwilde.com/senior-rehabilitation/.

To learn more about our Parkinson’s Program, please contact Martie Ewest at [email protected] or 706-868-9800.