Capri Communities announces formalized memory care and support programming
Blu Grotto® introduced at six Capri campuses across southern Wisconsin
WAUKESHA, WI – Capri Communities has announced the formalization of Blu Grotto®, its memory care and support programming offered at six communities with two more opening in spring 2020.
Blu Grotto is a unique, research-based approach to memory care that promotes well-being, engagement and freedom of movement for seniors living with dementia in need of a physical and emotional safe haven.
Built upon the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) and the National Wellness Institute’s six components of wellness - physical, social, emotional, spiritual, vocational and intellectual – Blu Grotto’s comprehensive and highly immersive signature programs are personalized to meet the needs and interests of each individual.
“Our Blu Grotto signature programs help residents feel a sense of belonging and allow them to be who they are now, while experiencing the calm, peace and joy essential for a positive sense of self,” said Mari Pat McAuliff, Capri Communities Director of Active Aging & Memory Care Services. “Our skilled team uses creativity, connection, variety and adaptation for individuals to successfully remain engaged in daily life.”
Blu Grotto features three signature programs.
Mindful Matters focuses on an individual’s highest functional ability to delay the progression of dementia. It promotes brain health, physical activity, proper nutrition, stress reduction, social experiences and good rest.
From Me to You
From Me to You supports a sense of emotional well-being, belonging, connectivity and purpose necessary for individuals with dementia. Three leisure clubs are offered at different tiers intended to facilitate friendships and connections for those in various stages of dementia.
Field to Fare
Field to Fare focuses on procedural memory and is an opportunity for residents to practice life skills. Residents plan, garden or shop, organize and prepare fresh, healthy meals to be shared with friends and neighbors. This program is designed for all stages of dementia and is based on the vocational, social, spiritual and emotional dimensions of wellness.
Blu Grotto care teams help individuals and families adapt to life with dementia without defining service boundaries. Compassionate staff members complete extensive training and are uniquely prepared to promote positive experiences and provide high-quality care while offering resources and support to loved ones throughout the dementia journey.
Capri Communities belongs to the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association and the Alzheimer’s Association. It has also partnered with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and the Alzheimer’s Association Memories in the Making and Music and Memories programs to augment the Blu Grotto programming.
Our memory care programming is offered at the following campuses:
- Village Pointe Commons | Grafton, WI
- Mulberry Campus | Whitewater, WI
- Gables of Germantown | Germantown, WI
- Harbor Campus | Port Washington, WI
- St. Catherine Commons | Kenosha, WI
- Hyland Campus | Sun Prairie, WI
- Grace Commons | Menomonee Falls, WI (coming soon)
- St. Rita Square | Milwaukee, WI (coming soon)
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