Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care with Private Suites
Memory Support Means Whole-Person Care
We provide memory care in a comfortable, homelike setting for residents living with all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related memory loss.
Our Overland Park memory care community is constructed and staffed as a true household model. The household model (also known as a memory care neighborhood) is an industry best practice that applies a three-pronged approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
- Homelike adaptations to the design of the physical environment
- A focus on the whole person that emphasizes cognitive, physical and emotional abilities that remain — not on the losses
- Decentralized self-led teams of staff who form deep relationships with the residents they serve
Dignity, choice, compassion and care.
The three-story memory care community features three 16-residence households, each with its own shared community living and its own therapy space, salon and chapel.
Our experienced staff is trained in the latest techniques to promote resident participation while also honoring each person’s established life patterns and routines. Their goal is to help your loved one thrive through meaningful activities, proven therapies and compassionate relationships.
Alzheimer’s Care and Memory Care Services & Amenities
- Private suites
- Restaurant-style dining, with hand-held options to promote independence
- Three meals each day, along with snacks
- 40+ hours of dementia-based programming per week
- Specialized care plans tailored to individual needs
- 24-hour licensed nursing care
- Daily housekeeping and laundry service
- Access to beautifully appointed and secure outdoor courtyards
- Regular wellness checkups
- Access to Dakim Brain Fitness games
- In-house friends and family support group
- Community spaces
Memory Care Community Floor Plans
In our private suites, residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can live comfortably, securely and with dignity.
Memory Support Apartment A
Memory Support Apartment B
If you’re seeking memory care options in Overland Park, we’d love to be of service. Give us a call or use the contact form on this page to reach out with questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does memory care differ from assisted living?
Residents who are cognitively challenged, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, require more attention and a higher level of security than residents in independent living, assisted living, or skilled nursing. Dementia care residences at Village Shalom are carefully designed to ensure that residents feel safe and secure. Our program is structured to build confidence in an environment that promotes choice and celebrates accomplishments through familiar schedules and surroundings.
What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by lifestyle choices; depression; or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas, leading to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.