Memory Support at Wellspring
A friend you can count on
When you think of your best friend, you surely think of all the memories you’ve shared, how you can complete each other’s sentences or communicate without ever saying a word, and all the great moments of belly laughter over the years. That’s because nobody knows you quite like your best friend.
As your family begins the journey through dementia, you can be assured your loved one will have a trusted best friend at Wellspring’s Senior Living Campus in Saginaw. It’s a new approach we’re taking in caring for your loved one. It’s called Best Friends℠ – and it’s changing the way to care for people facing memory-related illnesses. This model, developed by Virginia Bell and David Troxel at the University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, is being used across the United States because it’s making a difference in the lives of people with dementia.
We start by getting to know your loved one, and all the things that have mattered to them throughout their lives. We then tailor a care plan that suits your loved one and you – because without that peace of mind, nothing else really matters.
Our memory support community has been designed for residents who live with memory-related illness. And our staff is specifically trained in the Best Friends℠ approach to care for your loved one.
- Sensory stimulation
- Music therapy
- Adaptive technology
- Personalized care
- Assistance with medications, bathing, & daily activities
- Licensed nursing staff (RN & LPN)
- Certified Nurse Aide supervisors around the clock
- Pet therapy visits
- Music therapy visits
- Religious services
- Staff trained in the Best Friends Approach
- Laundry and linen service
- Family-style dining (three meals a day)
- Personally decorated private rooms
- Comfortable living room area
- Special activities designed by a coordinator trained in Alzheimer’s care programming
- Licensed by the State of Michigan
Adella receives memory support at Wellspring Lutheran Services Senior Living Campus in Saginaw. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2012. Listen as her daughter Marianne shares the story from what it was like as a caregiver to the relief she feels now that her mother is receiving the care she needs.