Memory Care Community in Columbus, NE

Our Memory Care community is a secure environment tailored to people living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Our community offers private or companion suites and has comfortable common areas designed to stimulate our residents’ cognitive abilities. Daily routines of bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, and managing medication are customized to each resident’s needs, along with social and cognitively stimulating activities like games, music, and crafts.

We know that memory loss affects everyone differently and value each resident as an individual with different care needs. When one’s cognitive abilities change, our need for purpose, meaning, and routine continues.

Portraits® Memory Care Program

Our Memory Care program, Portraits®, creates that purpose through distinct roles and daily routines for each resident within their community. Following Montessori principles, these activities maximize that resident’s abilities – focusing on what they can do rather than what they can’t.

We strive to make these activities as relevant to the residents’ lives and histories as possible. Portraits® is an ongoing way of life, each and every day, aimed at retaining, exercising and stimulating residents’ remaining abilities. Because we know that memory loss affects everyone differently, associates receive continuous training to apply Montessori methods to the different types of dementia.

Memory Care Apartments Include:

Our Memory Care residences are thoughtfully designed to allow for ease of movement within one’s own space. They also feature the following amenities that will make life easier and more enjoyable: 

  • Utilities (gas, electric, water)
  • Cable television
  • Window treatments

“I feel so much better about the care Mom’s getting. I truly feel like she’s in a great community.”

Memory Care Services and Amenities:

When we welcome your loved one to The Heritage at Meridan Gardens, our care team creates an individualized wellness plan based on their level of care. The care plan describes goals, opportunities and personalized activities we believe they will enjoy.

In this way, we strive to assist each person to live independently as long as possible. 

  • Certified and attentive support staff on-site 24/7 trained in accordance with the guidelines of the Alzheimer’s Association America®
  • Personalized care including education management, bathing, dressing, grooming, cueing and reminders
  • Engaging, multi-sensory activities
  • Planned and spontaneous activities
  • Meals and snacks as desired
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Transportation
  • Whirlpool bath as needed

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