Turning stories into stability for Memory Care residents.
When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, a lot can change. Their world starts to shrink from a wide collection of acquaintances and friends down to family and best friends. And every day is an opportunity to conquer new challenges.
Our Memory Care community in Bethesda, MD, is convenient for lifelong residents of the Washington, D.C., metro area and those who have family nearby. We offer 24-hour care in four distinct, smaller neighborhoods designed to evoke the familiar comforts of home. Our specially trained team members take the time to get to know each resident–not just their current lives, but all the stories that make them who they are.
We could share a lot of stories about how our personalized approach has enriched the lives of Artis Memory Care residents. Here are two of our favorites.
Tom adds joy to a community marketing meeting.
Our marketing team occasionally hosts The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce for a monthly meeting of the Senior Market Group. While on his daily walk, Tom—one of our residents—knocked on the conference room door. Lawren, our Director of Marketing, welcomed him in and on first glimpse, Tom said, “Oh, I apologize for interrupting!” Lawren reassured him that he was welcome and asked if he wanted to stay and participate in the meeting. He smiled and replied he’d love to join.
Everyone introduced themselves, shared a little bit about their businesses, and said how they serve seniors. Tom thanked them all for coming and said he enjoyed meeting them. Later, with a big smile on his face, Tom asked Lawren if he could participate in a future meeting, as he really enjoyed the experience. Of course, Lawren said yes!
Shirley spreads joy and happiness with her music.
Shirley started playing the piano when she was a child and continues to share her passion for music and melodies with our community. Throughout the week, she sits at the piano in our neighborhood center and plays a variety of songs—spanning all genres—for everyone to hear.
Her heartfelt music is always a comfort for others during difficult times, and a source of happiness and joy during our festive ceremonies. Even visitors walking through praise Shirley for the positive impact her music makes on them.
Memory Care The Artis Way.
At Artis Senior Living, we offer specialized care and innovative engagement programming for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. But Artis is more than just our name. It also represents our senior living philosophy and serves as a reminder of how we treat our Memory Care residents. ARTIS stand for:
A – Ability to Have a Voice
R – Respecting and Maintaining Relationships
T – Treasuring Each Person’s Uniqueness
I – Integrity
S – Success and Recognition
That’s The Artis Way. When you’re ready to explore your loved one’s dementia care options, or if you’re just trying to figure out when someone with dementia needs 24-hour care, we’re here to help.