Sonata Vero Beach to Include Nationally Acclaimed Memory Care

March 5, 2019

ORLANDO, FLSonata Senior Living, an Orlando-based owner, developer and operator of senior living communities, announces the construction of a new state-of-the-art memory care addition at Sonata Vero Beach. Serenades Memory Care at Sonata Vero Beach is scheduled to open on June 1, 2019.

Serenades Memory Care combines innovative, research-based design features with recent scientific advancements in memory care in order to emphasize the importance of personal choice in quality of life. Along with emphasis on abilities and engagement, Serenades focuses on Teepa Snow’s acclaimed Positive Approach™ to Care, which has attained the highest national certification for the treatment of dementia.

Equally innovative is the layout and architecture of the community itself, featuring a streetscape design and distinctive finishes to assist residents in building confidence and identity. An intimate neighborhood promotes an ease of wayfinding while a maximum of 18 residents provides for increased caregiver oversight. The calming color palette encourages residents to feel at home while minimizing negative behaviors such as the anxiety commonly associated with dementia.

The unique design incorporates features proven to positively affect the treatment of dementia. These include visual cues for wayfinding and full spectrum lighting, which regulates light variations in accordance with natural daylight. Even flooring is designed to direct residents to areas beneficial to them, including dining and living rooms.

Residences feature zero-entry showers, grab bars and shower seats for added safety. An open design kitchen and common areas encourage freedom and interaction while helping to control noise and stimulation.

An outdoor courtyard with walking path as well as porches with digital moving landscapes and the soothing sounds of nature create a multi-sensory connection with nature.

Technological enhancements are integrated to safeguard personal security while providing families unimpeded visitation 24/7.  These include industry leading innovations, such as a wireless auto entry device worn like a wristwatch and double-barrier monitored exits with key fob access control.

Each innovation supports Serenade’s person-directed approach to memory care, which builds a fully personalized program around residents’ abilities and incorporates Sonata’s signature programs, Live it UpSM and DuetsSM.

Serenades emphasizes the value of freedom to make daily choices as a fundamental element in memory care. Guided by a lifestyles profile, personalized enrichment activities are designed to help residents achieve higher levels of independence and emotional well-being.

Personalization carries over to the certified dementia care staff. Serenades permanently assigns caregivers to individuals in the interest of promoting familiarity and bonding, while developing a care plan fully reflective of the individual.

“We are excited to be able to quickly follow up our entry last year into Vero Beach with this new memory care capability,” said Shelley Esden, Chief Operating Officer of Sonata Senior Living. “The science behind memory care has been undergoing significant change, and with this addition, we are melding new technology not only into the design, but also into our personalized care approach. We think this is going to be a significant advancement for Vero Beachfamilies in need of memory care.”

Sonata Senior Living is a licensed owner, developer and operator of Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities located exclusively in Florida. Recognized by Argentum as a Best of the Best Award recipient for memory care programming and design, Sonata Senior Living is committed to enriching the lives of older adults through constant innovation, programming and services that recognize individuality and personal choice. Partners include the Florida Senior Living Association, the Alzheimer’s Association, Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach™ to Care and Argentum.


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