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Knowing that we make “Living Your Best” a reality everyday, creating environments that cherish the memories of our resident. It’s an honor creating meaningful interactions in safe hands.

Amy Kehrer

Regional Operations Specialist, Inspirit Senior Living

SAGE program logo

Knowing that we make “Living Your Best” a reality everyday, creating environments that cherish the memories of our resident. It’s an honor creating meaningful interactions in safe hands.

Amy Kehrer

Regional Operations Specialist

May Their Memories be Blessed

Every 65 seconds someone in this country is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is fatal and there is no cure.

It is a slow-moving disease that starts with memory loss and ends with severe brain damage. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in America, and the fifth leading cause of those 65 and older. 81% of people 65 – 85+ have some form of Alzheimer’s dementia. Based on data from the Chicago Health and Aging Project (CHAP) in 2017 approximately 700,000 people 65 and older will have Alzheimer’s when they die.

The Inspirit SAGE Program​

Our Sage Program’s mission is to honor these residents — creating meaningful interactions, in safe hands, while working within their memories and abilities. Our dedicated, Sage Trained Employees, offer compassionate care and support, making residents and families valued. Daily programming encourages participation in activities that are meaningful and bring purpose to one’s life.

At Inspirit, residents with dementia are treated just as we would any resident, with respect. We give them a chance to make choices about their life and care, and to encourage independence. We protect their dignity and we treat each person as a unique individual.

To give good care to a resident with dementia, we must get into their world and see things the way that they see them. This means accepting the world as they see it, whether it makes sense to us or not. 

Residents with dementia and their families should feel comfortable, cared for, cared about, important, and in control of their lives. It is important to provide a high quality of life for residents with dementia, the surroundings where our residents live, the people who care for them, and the programs we have for them should make life as much like it was at home as possible.

The Sage Memory Care Unit residents have varied dining service needs based on their level and type of memory impairment. Mealtime for the Sage Memory Care resident is more than food and nourishment. Mealtimes are an important part of life; the smells, sight, and taste of food brings back feelings of comfort and nostalgia. It is our goal to help residents remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible, no matter where they live in our communities.

Inspirit Senior Living, SAGE program cover

The Inspirit SAGE Program​

Our Sage Program’s mission is to honor these residents — creating meaningful interactions, in safe hands, while working within their memories and abilities. Our dedicated, Sage Trained Employees, offer compassionate care and support, making residents and families valued. Daily programming encourages participation in activities that are meaningful and bring purpose to one’s life.

Inspirit Senior Living, SAGE program cover

At Inspirit, residents with dementia are treated just as we would any resident, with respect. We give them a chance to make choices about their life and care, and to encourage independence. We protect their dignity and we treat each person as a unique individual.

To give good care to a resident with dementia, we must get into their world and see things the way that they see them. This means accepting the world as they see it, whether it makes sense to us or not. 

Residents with dementia and their families should feel comfortable, cared for, cared about, important, and in control of their lives. It is important to provide a high quality of life for residents with dementia, the surroundings where our residents live, the people who care for them, and the programs we have for them should make life as much like it was at home as possible.

The Sage Memory Care Unit residents have varied dining service needs based on their level and type of memory impairment. Mealtime for the Sage Memory Care resident is more than food and nourishment. Mealtimes are an important part of life; the smells, sight, and taste of food brings back feelings of comfort and nostalgia. It is our goal to help residents remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible, no matter where they live in our communities.

Knowing that we make “Living Your Best” a reality everyday, creating environments that cherish the memories of our resident. It’s an honor creating meaningful interactions in safe hands.”

Amy Kehrer

Regional Operations Specialist

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