Seniors in the Oakland County area who are living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other memory challenges have a new option for services and support with the opening of The Legacy at Westlake, a free-standing memory care neighborhood at the Westlake Health Campus in Commerce Township, located at 10735 Bogie Lake Road.
The Legacy at Westlake provides maximum independence and personalized care in a secured environment. The neighborhood offers a homelike setting featuring private resident suites (including a private bath with a spacious walk-in shower), chef-prepared meals served family-style, “life stations” that encourage residents to engage in familiar tasks, décor that encourages reminiscing, a secured courtyard, and services specially tailored to meet residents’ individual preferences.
The specially-designed activity program, based on protocols embraced by advocacy groups such as the Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, is responsive to the energy patterns of those living with dementia. Watercolor painting, gardening, exercise classes and discussion of current events are examples of just a few choices on the day’s activity calendar.
Staff working in The Legacy receive additional dementia-specific training which encompasses person-centered approaches to care, communication techniques, and behavioral interventions.
“Our commitment to a servant leadership culture and our dedication to providing exceptional service that exceeds our customers’ expectations are the cornerstones of Trilogy’s operating philosophy,” said Randall Bufford, president and CEO of Trilogy Health Services, LLC, which owns and operates the Westlake Health Campus. “When you have great services, delivered by a dedicated and compassionate team of caregivers, the result is a senior living experience that allows our residents to live truly meaningful lives.
“From staff engagement and our focus on resident personal preferences, to the local flavors on our menus — everything at a Trilogy campus is focused on our customers’ preferences and helping them have strong social connections, engagement and purpose, while also providing options for clinical care,” he said. “Now our residents in Commerce will have the benefit of enjoying all of this, not only at Westlake Health Campus, but in our Legacy memory care neighborhood, as well.”
“The Legacy will also offer support services for family members, not only of our residents, but also for those who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in their homes,” said Colleen Higgins, executive director of Westlake. “We realize the challenges that a home caregiver faces, and we want to provide resources to help them provide the best care they possibly can. As part of our family support efforts, we offer monthly Family Forum Support Groups, in addition to programs like Caregiver’s Day Off, which gives caregivers the tools they need to care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.”
Westlake offers a full continuum of senior living and health care services, including short-term rehabilitation, long-term care and assisted living.
To learn more about Westlake Health Campus and The Legacy at Westlake, please call 248-363-9400 or visit our website at www.westlakehealthcampus.com.