Memory Care in Malvern, PA

Memory Care

Our Connections memory care is a comprehensive and innovative approach to care for memory loss. Nestled at the heart of Echo Lake, our specialized haven is crafted to maximize the lives of those navigating Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss.  Our tailored senior living choice, partners, as appropriate, with the existing support system and loved ones to empower the potential within each resident.  Our specially trained team provides a 24/7 lifestyle where care and enrichment opportunities are woven together to provide the fullest lives in our secure and intimate memory care neighborhood.

About Connections Memory Care at Echo Lake

With careful consideration, our memory care neighborhood has been crafted to offer comforting spaces, modern senior apartments, and adaptive, life-enriching programming crafted to infuse joy and purpose into the lives of each resident at each and every phase of their journey.

Echo Lake offers an array of apartment floor plans for our memory care residents. From cozy studios to spacious two-bedroom apartments, this diversity in configurations allows us to provide the traditional single layout or accommodate the wish of couples or relatives to remain together throughout their journey. It’s our commitment to create an accommodating environment for every resident.

In a nutshell, Connections is a purposefully designed program within a specifically designed neighborhood to enhance lives and celebrate individuality. It’s a community where both residents and their loved ones will feel comfortable calling home.

Our Connections neighborhood supports residents by providing:

  • Medication management
  • 24-hour dedicated and specifically trained staff
  • A mosaic of life enrichment programming 
  • Culinary staff that creates a delicious and nutritious menu using fresh seasonal ingredients
  • Daily fitness classes focused on core strength, balance and mobility
  • Routine housekeeping and personal laundry
  • Timely resident checks
  • Scheduled transportation and trips
  • All utilities — including phone, cable, and internet access
  • Flexible dining options throughout the day
  • Special diets are accommodated

A Positive Approach® to Dementia Care

Based on our work with internationally acclaimed dementia expert Teepa Snow (link), SageLife’s Connections program utilizes the Positive Approach® to Care (link). The GEMS Brain Change Model simplifies the complexities of the disease by categorizing the progression into six easily identifiable levels — or GEMS. The approach recognizes the abilities of each resident based on the abilities, strengths and vulnerabilities in each of the six relatively consistent phases of the dementia related diseases.  

“The only constant with dementia, or brains in general, is that they are ever-changing.”  

— Teepa Snow

The approach recognizes an individual’s changing abilities. It offers strong insights to approaches to care and interactions aimed at allowing each resident’s support team — staff, family and medical professionals — to maximize their potential while minimizing their frustrations. This provides the opportunity to enhance those interactions throughout the 24 hour day.

Trained Memory Care Specialists in Malvern, PA

Within the cozy surroundings of our memory care neighborhood, residents find personalized care delivered by trained professionals who know them well. These professionals take the time to get to know each resident, understand their needs, respect their choices and preferences, and help them make the most of every day.

The Echo Lake Connections Team

Our health and wellness directors, medical team, nurses, care staff, and support team undergo specialized training, united by a shared commitment to meeting the distinctive needs of individuals with dementia. It’s a collaborative approach that allows us to consider all aspects of each individual’s emotional, social, physical and spiritual needs. In crafting and implementing personalized care plans, supported by the GEMS model, we strive, working also with their families and care teams,  to encompass every facet of their well-being.

Discover additional information about our Dementia Support Group, designed to provide assistance for friends, family, and the wider community.

Tailored senior living choice for residents with Dementia

In our nurturing environment, residents can embrace a vibrant and active lifestyle. Just like every member of the Echo Lake community, residents in Connections have the chance to lead a full, active lifestyle. The MOSAIC lifestyle provides opportunities and encouragement for a diverse range of activities and social events.

Connections programs encourage residents to engage in activities, including: 

  • Social interactions that include large, small and one-on-one group activities including memory cafés and dementia support groups
  • Individualized life skills and adaptive programming to match each individual’s interests
  • Cultural and community engagement
  • Family events
  • Core strength, balance and mobility exercises
  • Physical therapy
  • Spiritual programs
  • Intergenerational connectivity

Our mission is “to be the best home for each resident – every day.” Feel welcome to explore Echo Lake, where we invite you to visit and discover the comprehensive array of services and amenities offered by Connections memory care.

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Echo Lake

900 N Atwater Dr
Malvern, PA 19355
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