One of the keys to the success of our Life Stories Memory Care program is our focus on each resident’s personal history. We ask each family to complete a Life Story – a story that every staff member then learns as a way to help stir memories, build connections, and help the resident in everyday life.
A Caring Staff Brings Out The Best: After a daughter saw her 85-year old mother show dramatic improvement, she called our Life Stories program “one of the best decisions we have made with regards to Mom’s life.”
For a Proud Veteran, WWII Memories Connect: Our Work with Residents includes learning about the major events in their lives. For one resident, sharing his experiences as a combat pilot was an important key to engagement. Before long, every person on the staff knew about his adventures and loved sharing his stories with him.
No Longer Just Watching Life – He Lives It: One of our residents moved from a community where he simply sat all day, with little communication. After just a few months in The Life Stories Memory Care Program, his wife was in tears to see him walking, interacting, and enjoying his life to the fullest.
What Sets Our Memory Care Program Apart
We provide the most individualized, personal care for our residents with memory impairing diseases such as Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Life StoriesTM Memory Care is a highly specialized program that caters to our residents’ specific needs. We also offer enhanced care services to cater to our community members who require different levels of assistance.
Our Enriching programs and care provide mind-energizing and stimulating opportunities for all our residents. Additionally, our secure grounds, emergency communication system, and our 24-hour staffing give family members’ peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in a safe setting.
Our Life Stories Memory Care Primary Objectives:
- Provide opportunities for meaningful activities promoting quality of life.
- Focus on remaining skills and abilities, and enhancing them where possible.
- Create an environment that facilitates a sense of belonging.
- Support positive behaviors and reduce risk of incidents from challenging behavior.
- Offer experiences for both verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Provide opportunities for education and support for family members through our Life Stories Memory Care Support Groups
Our Little Extras
IntegraCare wishes to welcome all new residents and make them feel at home. These are some of the distinctive touches that help our residents enjoy life in our community from their very first day.
Welcome Gift – Each resident receives a personalized welcome give basket upon arrival.
Community Pet Program – Our ‘house pet’ lives on site and is cared for by the community staff. They’re known for bringing smiles with the wag of a tail!
Family and Friend Areas – We provide specific spaces throughout the community for visiting, socializing, and celebrating special events – large or small! We want to encourage family and friends to visit as often as they wish, just like at home.
Reminiscence Screen – This is a wonderful way for residents to relive their golden years together. When a resident joins us, we ask them to share family photos – especially older ones – so that we can incorporate their life and loved ones into our family, and help to get to know them even better.
Homemade Meals and Breads – Our skilled chefs make sure residents and their guests are happy whenever they sit down at the table.
Life Stories Memory Care Providers
The communities below provide residents who have memory impairments with our Life Stories Memory Care Program:
Camp Hill, PA
Our goal is to provide a supporting environment not only for our residents with memory impairments, but also for their families as well. Our communities offer regular support groups where you can drop in and just listen, or share your own struggles and concerns and gain insight and support.
Stop by one of our support groups - they're free and open to the public, even if your loved one isn't ready just yet to make a transition to one of our wonderful communities.
Life Stories at Magnolias of Lancaster Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group -- Lancaster, PA: Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm. Call for more details (717) 560-1100
Life Stories at Magnolias of Chambersburg Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group -- Chambersburg, PA: Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm. Call for more details (717) 264-6000
Life Stories at The Pines Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group -- Mount Lebanon, PA: Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month. Call for more details (412) 341-4400
Life Stories at Newhaven Court at Lindwood Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group -- Greensburg, PA: Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month. Call Tracey Spallone for details (724) 853-2505
Life Stories at Newhaven Court at Clearview Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group -- Butler, PA: Call for Details (724) 477-8701
Life Stories at The Woods at Cedar Run Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group -- Camp Hill, PA: Call Roben Waddell or Julie Seifreid for details (717) 737-3373
Life Stories at Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group -- Tyrone, PA: Call Lori Claar for details (814) 686-5970
Life Stories at Colonial Courtyard at Clearfield Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group -- Clearfield, PA: Call Sandy English for details (814) 765-2246
IntegraCare's mission is to "improve the quality of life for its employees, residents, and their families." The company's goal is to create an environment where its primary customer, the employee, experiences respect, dignity, and personal development. By providing this environment for our employees, the second half of our mission, "improve the quality life for our residents and their families," will be achieved.
6600 Brooktree Court
Wexford, PA 15090
Phone: (724) 940-5544
Fax: (724) 940-5511