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February 17, 2020
Chronic and cognitive health conditions are among the chief health concerns for seniors. As a medical professional, your treatment is critical in your patients’ prognosis. But the time you have available for each individual patient is limited.
To supplement medical treatment, Meadowlark has developed an interdisciplinary program to help seniors dealing with memory loss.
The program teaches participants concrete tips to help manage day-to-day symptoms and provides opportunities to engage with others experiencing similar issues. This approach has improved the quality of life for dozens of seniors and their caretakers in the area.
The program is available for all Flint Hills area seniors, not just residents of our retirement community, Meadowlark Hills.
The Memory Program provides functional techniques and strategies to help seniors manage memory loss in their daily routines.
The program is made up of various classes and informal meetings focused on:
A monthly luncheon is also available to help foster social interaction and engagement with others coping with memory loss. (There is a small fee for lunch.)
Individuals may choose which discussions they wish to participate in.
The program is open to seniors in the Flint Hills area, including residents and non-residents of Meadowlark Hills. Spouses and family members are also welcome to attend.
Anyone can make a referral to the program—physicians, other medical personal, and even patients themselves.
If patients might benefit from additional services requiring a doctor’s orders like physical therapy, Meadowlark will contact your office to determine the next steps.
The classes and meetings are free with the exception of the monthly luncheon. Participants are asked to cover the cost of their meal.
Meadowlark also offers a program for people with Parkinson’s disease. The program provides tools to be used in conjunction with medical treatment to help seniors slow the progression of the disease. Please see our Parkinson's Program article for more information.
Additionally, Meadowlark’s Home Health Care Services provide a variety of services from advanced health support to personal hygiene needs to household help to companionship for seniors in the Manhattan community. Please see our home health article for more information.
If you have patients you think might benefit from our Memory Program, please contact us. We’re happy to answer any questions or discuss specific referrals.
“Whether you’re a person with memory issues or a caretaker, you can come away from this program with concrete skills—from organizing your home to journaling—to help you cope with memory loss.”
Michelle Haub, Program Leader & Speech Language Pathologist, Meadowlark
2121 Meadowlark Road
Manhattan, KS 66502