Multi-Sensory Dementia Therapy

Nourishing the Mind

Residences Senior Living communities are two of only a few communities in the Midwest to offer the Snoezelen® Multi-Sensory Therapy program to its memory care residents.

This leading-edge program involves creating a therapeutic environment where our trained staff provide our residents with dementia, high levels of stimuli to nourish and soothe their minds. The Snoezelen® approach revolves around a discrete, specially constructed environment that combines aromas, colors, lighting, textures and sounds to stimulate all of the resident’s senses.

The Snoezelen® environment is designed to lower the stress chemistry in the brain and increase its natural relaxation.

Anticipated Outcomes from Snoezelen® Therapy

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Improved relationships & social interactions

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Positive changes in behavior & ability

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Improved motivation

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Higher quality of life experiences

Caring for a Person with Dementia

Most people think first of the physical care a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s will need. Though that is extremely important, at the Residences at Deer Creek and Residences at Coffee Creek, we also believe it’s extremely important to care for and nourish the sensory side of a person’s nature.

Through our Snoezelen® environments, our trained staff create an individualized environment for each resident. This may involve specific music and sounds, textures to explore or visuals to delight and stimulate reactions.

The Benefits of Snoezelen® Therapy for Memory Care

  • Stimulates the senses
  • Provides an alternative to medication and isolation
  • Improves appetite, memory, cognition, speech
  • Increase happiness
  • Encourages movement, range of motion, posture
  • Improves relationships
  • Increases awareness and attention
  • Decreases aggression, abuse, anxiety, wandering

Find Out More About Living at Our Communities

“Leadership is wonderful. They have a sense of humor and whenever I ask for their help, I get it.” -Dannie N., Resident
“We looked everywhere and this is the best place! Everything is so convenient for us – I don’t care what you need or want, staff takes care of it.” – Joe and Maryanne K., Residents
“I love living at Residences at Deer Creek because the staff is so highly trained and so compassionate. They’re cool and really nice - the nurses, the people in the restaurant, everybody!” -Dannie N., Resident
"I have lived here for over 3 years...We chose Residences at Deer Creek in about 15 minutes, because it seemed to provide all our needs and left a pleasant feeling of relief to us. I might add we have never been prone to making snap judgments. It has been a good fit." -Bob, Resident
“As an independent person, I enjoy the daily life-enriching programs, access to therapy and the open restaurant dining. I never have to cook – who could ask for anything more?”  -Louise, Resident
"When we walked in, it was just beautiful. We liked that the Residences at Deer Creek had a good memory care facility because she may need that someday. And everyone is so friendly and helpful." -Rita, Daughter