Shine memory care program infographicAston Gardens At The Courtyards is proud to offer SHINE® Memory Care. Built on a foundation of deep personalization, SHINE® Memory Care incorporates six points of focus (e.g. communication, self-discovery, and enrichment). Senior living communities nationwide have started adopting elements of this holistic and research-based program. We are revolutionizing memory care across the country. Our nurses and aides welcome new residents with open arms and guide seniors through a daily journey of discovery and revelation. Each of our SHINE® certified team members has a solid grasp of best practices in the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Unlike other memory care communities, we take a practical, inclusive, and nurturing approach. At Aston Gardens’ Sun City Center campus, we cherish our ability to care for the few vulnerable residents who find themselves unable to care for themselves. We hold this ability in the highest regard. 

We offer the best in memory care. Our homes are comfortably and conveniently equipped and all the necessary services are provided. Here are some integral components of the SHINE® Memory Care program that we offer at Aston Gardens:

  • Assistance with morning, afternoon, and evening routinesShine national recognition
  • Personal and individualized care
  • Comfortable temperature and lighting
  • Help with hygiene and personal care
  • Activities calendar (appropriately adjusted to meet residents’ needs)
  • ADA compliant
  • Transportation (when necessary)
  • Scheduling appointments 
  • Extensive staff training
  • Dignified and compassionate care
  • SHINE® six points of focus
  • Cleaning and laundry services
  • Gourmet meals
  • Medication management
  • Continence management
  • An array of sensory activities
  • Modified activities calendar
  • Bathing assistance

Compassionate Care

At Aston Gardens At The Courtyards, our memory care staff promotes engagement, comprehension, and enhanced living by accessing the foundational principle of deep personalization. Our SHINE® team members demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, kindness, and strength in their field. The difficult truth is this: No matter how much you love a family member whose mind is clouded by Alzheimer’s or dementia, your family alone might not be enough to properly care for them. In order to really enhance the life of a senior with dementia, a dedicated, professional, and nurturing support team is essential. We prioritize comfort, safety, and communication above all else. We understand that many people are uncomfortable discussing memory care, but we’ll be here when you’re ready.

Residents in SHINE® Memory Care enjoy an array of “wanderer friendly” sensory and development activities based on their personal preferences. We also provide personal care services including (but not limited to) medication management and easy administration, bathing assistance, and personal hygiene/continence management. Our team of dietary assistants provides individual assistance during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Laundering, cleaning, and transportation services are included in this secure portion of our community. We set ourselves apart by allocating resources to the people who are sometimes unable to effectively communicate their needs. We offer the very best in memory care. Senior living communities across the country have started adopting the SHINE® program. From quality meals to personalized care and attention, you can rest assured that your family members are in the most capable hands and receiving the best care. You have our word.

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Honoring the program’s mission, SHINE® team members have completed the SHINE® training program and received SHINE® certification in treating dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related conditions). Using evidence-based care methods, our staff at The Courtyards delivers dignified and compassionate care in a welcoming and nurturing environment. We are thrilled to join the growing number of senior living communities adopting this personalized, life-enhancing program. Dementia (Alzheimer’s falls in this category) is an extremely personal and unique experience that is enhanced by small-group activities and individual assistance. Our uniquely personalized program ensures that residents are never isolated or ignored. Give us a call and we’d be happy to discuss our current availability and your family’s unique situation. Together we will determine whether SHINE®  will be a good fit for your loved one. 

Contact Aston Gardens At The Courtyards at 813-710-3925 to learn more about our life-enhancing memory care services.