Life/Work Access Attractions offer opportunities to engage seniors with past life experiences. Life/Work Access Attractions consist of small vignettes that help seniors, especially those with Alzheimer’s/dementia spark old memories and create activities that encourage interest, movement and interaction.
Offers a sense of familiarity
With memory care especially, any moment that you can see the light go on inside of them is a remarkable thing. By reminding the seniors about their glory days, you are able to honor their legacy and reach them in ways unique to Life/Work Access Attractions. According to Focus on the Family, “The key to honoring aging loved ones is to understand how to encourage them… It’s important to help an aging loved one capture his personal history.” Providing the seniors with a sense of familiarity allows them to thrive in a memory care environment.
Provides a sense of purpose
One of the most vital aspects of providing senior care is to offer an invaluable sense of purpose to their life. A study referenced in a publication on Time discussed that, “Having a purpose in life may help people maintain their function and independence as they age.” Other benefits of a sense of purpose for seniors include, but are not limited to: longer life expectancy, lower risk of diseases, and better health and sleep habits.
Invokes sensory stimulation
Alzheimers.net defines sensory stimulation as using, “everyday objects to arouse one or more of the five senses with the goal of evoking positive feelings.” Life/Work Access Attractions are equipped with certain sensory stimulants such as aromas, textures and decorations to create a reaction among the five senses. Sensory stimulation is a great tool to help reach seniors which offers incredible benefits for them such as “enjoyment to seniors with the disease, reduce(s) their anxiety and depression, and increase(s) their social interaction.”
At Renaissance Home Health Care, we offer a holistic and independent approach to senior living that caters to our population’s unique likes and dislikes while providing them with a sense of purpose and familiarity. Our Director of Corporate Compliance, Quality Assurance and IT, Christian Santos, discussed the importance of why we support these attractions by saying, “Our goal with Life/Work Access Attractions and other activity programs is to provide memory sparking activities that captivate all five of the senses. This is important because they provide our population with a sense of purpose while offering a sense of familiarity of their life before coming into our care. Life/Work Access Attractions are uniquely based on seniors’ likes, hobbies and interests and are a vital aspect of our holistic approach to senior care.” To learn more about our Signature Touches, click here.