Health Care for Life

Memory Support Care

Warmth and Comfort in a Homelike Environment

Oaktree Memory Support Care includes two Assisted Living Memory Support households, designed to help diminish anxiety and lessen confusion for individuals with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that one in nine older Americans has Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s Association, 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Volume 10, Issue 2).

Each residential household of 12 private accommodations is served by a team of dedicated caregivers and shares living space, protected courtyards, garden areas, a spa, a country kitchen with breakfast bar and a dining area. The households provide a homelike environment that reduces anxiety. Care is not determined by our team’s regimen, but rather by residents’ routines. Each day residents can interact in group settings or one-on-one as well as engage in therapeutic programming designed specifically for their unique interests and abilities.

See pictures of our new Memory Support Care residence in our photo gallery.

Services included in the monthly fee:

  • Emergency call system monitored 24 hours a day
  • Three well-balanced meals served daily
  • Nutrition consultation by certified dietary professionals
  • All utilities, except telephone service
  • Cable television and wifi Internet
  • 24-hour monitoring by licensed nursing professionals
  • Medication management
  • Bathing assistance
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Personal laundry
  • Transportation within 25-mile round-trip
  • Pastoral care provided by our campus chaplain

Within Our Larger Community

The Village at Sprenkle Drive also offers:

  • Beautiful 77-acre campus
  • Outdoor patios and gazebos
  • Several dining venues
  • Card and game rooms
  • Community room
  • Chapel
  • Library
  • Beauty salon with massage suite
  • Fitness room
  • Enrichment programs

Memory Support Care FAQs

Why should I choose Memory Support Care at SpiriTrust Lutheran®, The Village at Sprenkle Drive for my loved one?

The Village at Sprenkle Drive is one of the few area communities to offer all levels of living: Residential Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support Care and Skilled Care. We are backed by SpiriTrust Lutheran®, a faith-based, not-for-profit provider that places people before profits. At SpiriTrust Lutheran®, we don’t just serve the community; we are committed to it. We believe that our role is to provide the foundation for the very best senior citizen housing by offering access to quality care, services and lifestyle options. It’s a responsibility we take to heart, and we are firmly committed to ensuring that community needs are met.

Must my loved one be a member of a Lutheran church to be accepted for admission?

No. Our mission to serve and care was born out of faith — faith that guides every decision we make concerning those who turn to us for care. That faith is what sets us apart. While our beliefs are rooted in Lutheran heritage, we recognize that faith is different for everyone. We warmly welcome those of differing faith journeys and life experiences at our faith-based community.

Do does my loved one have to be a resident of a SpiriTrust Lutheran® senior living community to be admitted to the Assisted Living, Memory Support Care or Skilled Care residences?

No. However, current residents have priority access to higher levels of care.

Will my loved one be able to order meals from a menu? 

Yes. Our dining room operates like a restaurant, with service by wait staff, and seasonal weekly menus. Breakfast includes a variety of hot and cold selections. Two daily entrees, plus an expansive “anytime menu,” are available at both lunch and dinner. Outside of typical dining hours, a separate menu featuring a variety of items, such as delicious salads and sandwiches, is available. 

May I visit my loved one?

Yes. Family and friends are always welcome at our warm, friendly retirement community. You can join your loved one anytime for meals as well as visits in his or her room, the lounges or outdoor areas. Pets are also permitted to visit. 

Is transportation provided? 

Yes. We provide scheduled transportation to medical appointments, outings, shopping trips and more. There may be an additional charge for some transportation services.

May residents continue to use their own doctor? 

Residents may continue to see their own physicians and other medical providers in the greater York community, or they may see our physician who visits on-site.

How can my loved one become a resident in Memory Support Care?

Take these steps:

  1. Schedule an appointment with our Retirement Counselor.
  2. Complete an application for review.
  3. Obtain financial and medical approval. We will provide you with a medical evaluation form to take to your loved one’s personal physician.
  4. Meet with our Director of Resident Care for a pre-admission assessment. The assessment is an opportunity for us to learn more about your loved one’s preferences and discuss personal service needs.

Will my loved one attend an orientation at move-in?

Yes. We realize that transitioning to a Memory Support Care residence can be stressful. Our staff will meet with your loved one to help him or her settle in and get to know our retirement community. They are also available on an ongoing basis to answer any questions. 

Should residents bring their own furniture?

Yes. We do furnish the bedroom and provide a flat-screen TV, but residents will need to provide other furnishings. All personal furniture and furnishings should be reviewed with the memory support care home administrator prior to move in.

Does Medicare cover some of the cost for Memory Support Care?

No. Medicare is your health insurance and does not cover Memory Support Care. Medicare frequently covers Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Services after certain criteria have been met. For more information about Medicare, contact the Social Security Administration at 800.772.1213.

If my loved one’s funds deplete, will he or she be asked to leave?

No. As long as your loved one meets the eligibility requirements at time of entrance, abide by the rules and regulations of SpiriTrust Lutheran®, has not unethically spent down funds, and maintains eligibility for Medicare and other third-party reimbursements, he or she will not be required to leave.

Are pets permitted?

Yes. Well-behaved pets are welcome to visit. Pets must be leashed and have current vaccinations. Any pet-related damage is the responsibility of the owner.

Is smoking permitted?

No. All of our senior living communities, including The Village at Sprenkle Drive, are smoke-free. It is our desire to offer a safe and healthy environment at all of our retirement communities. 

Does my loved one need long-term care insurance to move to The Village at Sprenkle Drive?

While it’s not mandatory, long-term care insurance might help to cover the costs of Assisted Living, Memory Care Support, Skilled Care or Home Health Care services. If your loved one has long-term care insurance, please check the terms of the policy.

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