Memory Care

CREATING MOMENTS OF JOY EVERY DAY, IN EVERY INTERACTION.

In the secured Valeo™ memory care neighborhood at Varenita, residents and their families enjoy a sense of community where each team member works to maximize the abilities of those living with memory impairment, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, in a comfortable and safe environment that feels like home.

The Salus™ wellness philosophy is a way of life at Varenita of Westlake. This trademark philosophy focuses on each resident’s potential to achieve his or her personal goals through engagement and connections. Salus by Solvere incorporates Masterpiece Living®, a cutting-edge program based on years of research on aging well. Salus reminds us that all facets of operations, from housekeeping and dining to wellness and financial, impact the health, well-being and safety of residents.

This philosophy encompasses the needs of those living with memory impairments through the Valeo memory care program. Valeo (pronounced va-LAY-oh), Latin for “to thrive,” is much more than a program — it’s integrated into every aspect of care and service at our Westlake memory care community. Customized to the individual, Valeo enables memory care residents to thrive and have meaningful interactions through one-on-one programs, to build relationships with others and grow connections.

Dementia and memory care are not one-size-fits-all. 
At Varenita, we recognize that each person’s life experiences and needs are unique, and they face their own individual symptoms and challenges. The Valeo Signature Programs are customizable for each individual. This approach enables us to successfully meet the needs of each resident, make a difference in their lives and foster a lifestyle that honors their legacy and passions.

The decision to move to a memory care community should be thoroughly considered. We want to be a trusted resource.

There are many things to consider, including environment, cost and lifestyle. We’re ready to help you understand what to look for and what questions to ask in your search for the community that suits you, or your loved one, best. This guide should be just what you need.

Our memory care floor plan.

We know there’s no place like home, but our memory care apartment comes very close. Designed specifically for individuals with memory impairments, it balances ultimate luxury and privacy with special safety features and extra security. Best of all, our private studio suite memory care floor plan also provides all the conveniences of home.

Understanding what it’s like to live with memory impairment.

Putting yourself in the shoes of someone living with Alzheimer’s, or other forms of dementia, is a great way to help you understand and communicate effectively with your family member or friend. This is why we offer our Virtual Dementia Tour. This innovative tour lets caregivers personally experience the tough day-to-day challenges those with dementia face. The empathy and patience you will feel for people with dementia following this sensory stimulation experience are immediate and priceless.

To learn about when the next Virtual Dementia Tour will be offered at Varenita or to hear more about how residents here are thriving, contact us or call (805) 413-3300 today.

Helping hands that help minds thrive.

Individuals who build a career at Varenita of Westlake are filled with optimism and a genuine desire to help others. You don’t just work here — you care, motivate and engage.

Training
Our industry-leading training programs teach all team members — even non-clinically licensed employees such as operations, dining or housekeeping — how to engage with and compassionately support the day-to-day needs of residents with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our methods and leadership allow team members to slow down, make connections and gain a deeper understanding of residents’ lives.

Interaction
In our memory care community, every person on the team — from housekeepers to bookkeepers to the kitchen and wellness teams — is considered a care provider. And they are trained to go above and beyond. Team members take the time to truly get to know each resident and work every day to create moments of joy. Team members are encouraged to blend personal interests and experiences with the lives of memory care residents. They lead group programs and regularly interact with residents. This approach provides endless opportunities for residents to stay engaged in positive experiences as well as find privacy and quiet time when they need it.

Family
For the Valeo philosophy to achieve success, we encourage families to play a key role in engaging residents and rekindling joy and memories. Valeo is an opportunity to preserve the legacy and memories of family members for new generations.

Our Westlake memory care community is different than other traditional skilled nursing and memory care homes in the Ventura county area. Contact us to schedule a visit.