Resident Centered Care

Our personalized approach to memory care makes living at The Madeline a truly special experience. We understand that our residents have unique, differing abilities, needs for support, and interests.

We partner with our residents’ family to develop a care plan that appeals to the resident’s interest and needs while honoring tradition and building trust. We ensure that every member of our team is part of the plan—even including the front office personnel, housekeepers, and cooks. Our care partners work in the same neighborhoods each day, and therefore, truly get to know each resident.

An Innovative Approach

At The Madeline of Decatur, we use Teepa Snow’s GEMS positive approach and engagement based on the individual’s current abilities and needs.

In the GEMS model, we focus on seeing the individual as unique and capable, rather than on his or her memory loss. Gemstones are used as a reference to each stage of dementia. Each gemstone helps define the characteristics of the individual and the care needed to ensure the best quality of life. Our residents are matched to a gemstone, which may change over time. We look forward to sharing with you how we incorporate the GEMS model in how we care for and engage with each resident.

Experienced Care Givers

Our caring staff receives extensive training on how to best care for individuals living with dementia. In addition to being trained on the GEMS approach, our staff experience a Virtual Dementia Tour to better understand people living with dementia and experiencing cognitive changes.

High Quality Healthcare Made Easy

Ensuring that our residents receive high quality, coordinated healthcare is a priority for us. Our full-time, dedicated onsite therapist and onsite clinic enable our residents to conveniently receive occupational, physical and/or speech therapy. Our community nurse and rehab director round daily on residents and meet with an interdisciplinary team to customize health risk plans. Our community nurse coordinates physician visits and home health services and collaborates with these health care providers to carry out prescribed care.

A Community All About Memory Care

Those in need of memory care require a certain degree of monitoring, and oversight will thrive at The Madeline.

We offer:

  • Care staff available 24 hours a day
  • Individualized attention and programming
  • Industry-leading clinical care
  • Unique resident engagement
  • Dignified resident supervision
  • Compassionate care partners
  • Secure suites
  • Safety features: secured perimeter, keypad only access, alarmed exit doors
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