Vi at Palo Alto’s memory support unit offers a comfortable, structured environment designed to enhance the social, emotional and physical well-being of residents with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s and related cognitive conditions.
Our soothing and relaxing residential setting is equipped with readily recognized memory cues that use sight, sound and aroma to help orient residents and instill a sense of familiarity. All of these tools have a purpose: to stimulate memory and provide residents with meaningful experiences.
Our licensed staff of compassionate caregivers are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And because our care center is on site, memory support residents are never far from the community of friends and family they love.
Our memory support staff meets with family members and creates a customized care plan with specialized programs and services designed to meet each resident’s unique needs.
In addition to this person-centered care approach, we offer a range of services and amenities, including daily housekeeping service and laundering of bed and bath linens.
Even meal time is designed to be easier for memory support residents, with carefully selected, easy-to-handle menu items and tablecloths, napkins and tableware in contrasting colors to decrease confusion. Plus, all meals are prepared with care under the supervision of our executive chef.
Each private residential suite features a Life Story box to help residents identify their rooms and reminisce about their lives daily.
Common areas are designed to foster daily connections, stimulate memory and offer meaningful experiences: A comfortable great room encourages social interaction among residents and their families, and two patio spaces allow residents to enjoy the familiar sights and sounds of the outdoors.
Activities in memory support
We offer a variety of activities designed to engage memory support residents:
- Walking, dancing and structured exercises to maintain muscle strength and flexibility
- Montessori Method–based activities to support motor skills and concentration, as well as build self-esteem
- Social hours for residents to share memories, tell stories and reminisce
- Scheduled outings and activities
Fees for continuing care residents
Residents who are contracted with Vi for continuing care will continue to pay their independent living monthly fee after moving to our care center. Monthly fees do not change when residents move to a higher level of care, but ongoing, community-wide fee increases will continue to apply. There are charges for ancillary items and additional meals received while in our care center.
Fees for spouses who remain in independent living
If a resident and their spouse are both contracted for continuing care and only one requires a higher level of care, one spouse will remain in independent living while the other moves to our care center. Both residents will continue to pay the monthly fee paid while residing in independent living. Their monthly fees will not change because of a move to a higher level of care, but ongoing, community-wide monthly fee increases will continue to apply. In addition, there are charges for ancillary items and additional meals received while in our care center.