Make every day meaningful. Make every day new.
Like you, we want your family member or friend living with a memory impairment like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease to live his or her most active and rewarding life. Our Valeo™ program at our O’Fallon, MO, memory care community is designed to do just that by engaging every aspect of their well-being. We’ll not only immerse ourselves in their past but work closely with you too. It’s only by having a complete picture that we can offer the most complete care.
Derived from the Latin word meaning “to thrive,” Valeo includes memory-care specific programs created for residents with memory impairments like Alzheimer’s, as well as a holistic wellness philosophy. Every Valeo program is personalized for individual residents, taking into account their unique abilities. The wellness philosophy engages residents and encourages them to improve their well-being through four pillar focus areas:
- Physical: Use nutritious food, exercise and active pursuits to improve physical wellness
- Social: Fuel existing relationships and create new ones with both people and pets in the community
- Intellectual: Fire up the brain with creative activities that engage the mind, helping residents recapture memories and preserve cognition
- Spiritual: Connect with one’s personal beliefs and honor their traditions
The goal of the Valeo philosophy is to provide daily stimulation and give every resident personalized opportunities for one-on-one engagement. We help people build relationships and pursue their interests in an empowering environment.
Custom Programs and Support at our O’Fallon, MO, Memory Care Community
What you’ve done with your life and where you want to go from here is unique to you. At Park Place at Winghaven, we honor individual preferences and legacy by customizing all our memory care programming. We start with a wellness review of each resident’s abilities and a discussion about their passions. Then we design an individualized approach of support that creates moments that are meaningful to them each day.
The following services are all-inclusive in Valeo memory care:
- Customized cuisine
- Salus™ Wellness Philosophy
- Daily wellness checks
- Medical management
- Assistance with actions of daily living
- 24-hour team coverage
- State-of-the-art Alis electronic health system (EHR)
- Coordination of ancillary and medical services by a Wellness Director
- Accushield visitor and vendor management system for added security and peace of mind
- Caremerge for family and community engagement, interaction feedback and programming
- Scheduled transportation
- Entertainment, social events and educational and spiritual programs
- Personalized fitness and wellness programs
- Housekeeping, laundry and linen services
- Maintenance and repairs
- Utilities included, except phone
Our Valeo Signature Programs are all based on an individualized plan. Each program is personalized for every resident at our memory care community in O’Fallon, MO, building on a foundation of whole-person well-being and health backed by scientific research.
A Network to Support Goals
Our O’Fallon, MO, memory care community is a family in and of itself. The team that works here come to us because they want to connect with people and empower them to live stronger, fuller lives. We’re optimistic, caring and dedicated to residents’ well-being.
We don’t believe in limiting potential — or that of our team. Everyone in the senior living community, including the wellness team members, dining team, and expert operations, is trained to support memory impairments. The day-to-day needs of residents are our priority, as is their happiness. Our team has the time and permission they need to slow down and connect. At Park Place, we’ll help build their own lifestyle and unique experience that fits their preferences with the support they deserve.
At Park Place at Winghaven, every person on the team is part of the support network. Team members are trained to go above and beyond to meet the needs and provide an exceptional experience. But our goal isn’t just to support residents — we want to understand who they are, where they came from and where they want to go. Team members are encouraged to start conversations, learn about interests and share experiences with residents. We also empower each and every resident to take time for themselves. Connect and discover shared interests one day, then take some quiet time for relaxation and privacy the next. We support their needs and how they want to interact each day.
Families are often one of the core pillars of joy and success for those with a memory impairment. Our O’Fallon memory care community is open to family and friends who want to visit, engage with residents and reconnect with fond memories. We’ll work with you to create comfortable spaces for connection and help you preserve the legacy of relatives and friends for your children and grandchildren.
O’ Fallon Memory Care FAQ’s
What is a memory care facility?
Memory care is a specialized kind of care that provides a structured and safe environment for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Memory care communities located in the O'Fallon, MO, area have staff members on-hand that have specialized training and knowledge to help residents live with the challenges associated with memory loss.
Memory care communities typically provide more support than assisted living communities, and the staff members evaluate each resident to determine which level of support and assistance each needs. These communities often provide an enriching and comfortable atmosphere, offering several activities focused on strengthening the mind and body. In addition, a memory care community provides residents services that include 24-hour security, 24-hour health monitoring and daily living assistance
Is it time for memory care? What are the signs?
The signs that it's time to transition to memory care are different for each family. Dementia is a cognitive impairment that is often difficult to predict, with symptoms that don't follow a set timeline. However, below are three moments that may show your family that it may be time to explore memory care and the right next step:
- A family member has received a medical diagnosis of dementia. Moving into a memory care community can be an easier transition when done earlier rather than when symptoms worsen.
- The family is overwhelmed and stressed by caregiving. Caring for a person with dementia is more than a full-time job. Not all families are equipped and available to be on call around the clock.
- Family members are concerned. If you notice a decline in your parent or relative's physical and mental health, beyond normal age-related issues, it may be a good idea to look into memory care if you worry about their safety.
Does Medicare cover memory care facilities?
Unfortunately, Medicare doesn't usually cover assisted living and memory care community costs. However, Medicare will cover any therapies and medical treatments that the person receives while staying in the memory care community. Furthermore, the insurance coverage does not extend to the actual costs of living in the memory care community.