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Dementia Care Fairfax, VA

People living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia present unique challenges when it comes to providing skilled nursing and specific memory care. 

Our residents living with dementia struggle with progressive memory loss, making it difficult for them to remember steps or sequences of activities or exercises that can lead to progress in their quality of life.

If you or a loved one are in need of memory care near Fairfax, VA, please contact the Shenandoah Memory Care™ community at The Virginian. We work directly with potential residents and family members to discuss our community features and how our personalized assistance can help.

Designing A New Approach
The team at The Virginian wanted to create a fresh, long-term care approach by utilizing new technologies designed as difference-makers for people living with dementia. 

We recently opened the doors to our all-new Shenandoah Memory Care™ community, a senior living community specifically designed for residents dealing with dementia. This senior care community in Northern Virginia incorporates high-tech equipment in a secure, specially-designed environment that will help deliver person-centered care.

The staff members at The Virginian were very deliberate about the design of the Shenandoah community. We wanted more than a secure environment with personalized care, we wanted to incorporate state-of-the-art equipment that was scientifically proven to improve function, increase the length of engagement, and enhance the well-being of our residents.

‘Nana’ Technology™
Some of the key technological advancements in The Shenandoah Memory Care community that are making the biggest impact for our residents include:

An award-winning technology designed by gerontologists, cognitive neuroscientists, and medical experts to help keep residents active by utilizing hand motion-activated games. These games and activities help stimulate the brain of those identified to be dealing with any form of memory loss or impairment.

This technology improves cognitive stimulation and motor skills but also helps to keep our residents active and involved with others within their community.

Circadian Lighting
Circadian lighting is a regulated lighting system that allows our staff to control the brightness of lights in each area of the community, from main living areas to individual bedrooms. This system has been scientifically-engineered to decrease the ‘sundowning effect’ of wakeful nighttime hours dementia patients experience.

The signals are produced on wavelengths mimicking biorhythms seen and felt in nature, helping to keep our residents relaxed.

By working with residents and loved ones in person and through an online portal, we curate a biography for each of our residents. Through this work, we will produce and print a Life Story Book, a Snapshot Summary, and an Action Plan that will help guide our staff to better know your loved one. Through these interactions, we can create an individualized plan of care for each resident.

This approach has been proven to reduce loneliness amongst residents of senior living communities and increase social connectedness, feelings of happiness, and overall well-being.

Schedule A Visit 
If you or a loved one are living with dementia in Fairfax county or in the Washington DC area, contact The Virginian’s all-new Shenandoah Memory Care community today. Through our state-of-the-art technology and personalized care techniques, we help deliver improved outcomes for our residents.

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