Memory Care for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias in the Kansas City Area
Whole-person memory care for the mind, body and spirit.
Santa Marta offers dignified, whole-person memory care in Olathe, KS that helps older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia live an enriched and fulfilling lifestyle. Our highly trained caregivers are available 24/7 to ensure your loved one receives the personalized care they need to live as independently as possible and embrace each day with confidence.
Discover a Calming and Engaging Community Layout
Our memory care neighborhood includes enhanced security features and is designed to reduce confusion and bring a sense of calm. A vibrant design, captivating décor, and all the comforts of home encourage Residents to socialize and explore their surroundings. Thoughtful services and amenities such as individualized dementia therapies, secured outdoor courtyards, and stimulating activities engage the mind, body and soul.
Find Peace of Mind with a Continuum of Senior Care
Santa Marta is a continuing care retirement community that offers a full continuum of senior health services. In addition to assisted living and memory care, we also provide skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. No matter what level of care your mom or dad requires, you’ll have peace of mind knowing our dedicated and compassionate team of caregivers, therapists, and medical professionals will support them every step of the way in a safe, comfortable atmosphere.
Personalized, Thoughtful and Innovative Memory Care Programs
At Santa Marta, we work with individuals, family members, and caregivers, searching for the right balance of respect and care.
Santa Marta’s staff deliver compassionate dementia care based on these innovative, evidence-based programs:
Landmarks for Living® emphasizes each Resident’s life experiences and helps them retain and restore their independence. This program is nationally recognized for excellence in serving people who need care for Alzheimer’s or other age-related dementias.
PARO Pets is based on research that interaction with pets, including robotic animals, can improve the psychological health of those with dementia. By interacting and playing with our automated PARO pet seals, Benedetto “Bene” and Bella, Residents reap the benefits of pet therapy.
MUSIC & MEMORY® is a memory care program that features innovative techniques based on the latest neuroscience research about how our brains respond to music. This program uses personalized digital music therapy to trigger memories and improve quality of life.
Our dementia-specific programs are led by specially trained and compassionate staff who promote confidence, provide comfort and encourage residents to build meaningful social connections. While residents receive priority access, memory care at Santa Marta is open to all seniors affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Included with memory care:
- Predictable monthly fees with no entrance fee
- Personalized care plans designed to meet specific needs, with a full continuum of care on-site if health needs change
- Health professionals trained in caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia
- Restaurant-style dining with three chef-prepared meals daily
- Maintenance-free residence
- Weekly housekeeping and flat linen service
- 24/7 licensed nursing care
- Consulting medical director and registered dietician
- Secure courtyard for walking and gardening
- Medication administration
- Therapy services
- All utilities including expanded basic cable, except phone and internet
- Controlled entry
- 24/7 security and emergency call system
Memory Care Floor Plans
Our memory care suites are private suites with space for personal touches and treasured belongings. Memory boxes outside each suite display personal items to help each Resident locate their residence independently.
Frequently asked questions:
Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects more than just one person. At Santa Marta, we work with individuals, family members and caregivers, searching for the right balance of respect and care.
Watch for behavior or lifestyle changes, and when help is clearly needed, go with your loved one for a professional evaluation.
- Problems with walking, talking, eating, dressing or managing medications
- Loss of short-term memory and diminished reasoning and task completion skills
- Uncharacteristic appearance and personal hygiene
- Changes in appetite or sleep patterns
- Depression, withdrawal, abuse of alcohol or other drugs
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of age-related dementia are brain and memory disorders that adversely affect a person’s job or lifestyle. Dementia may be caused by stress, depression, nutritional deficiencies, Parkinson’s disease or other illnesses.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia among older people; it involves the part of the brain that controls thought, memory and language. Progressive and degenerative, Alzheimer’s often occurs after age 60, and the risk increases with age. Nearly half of those over 85 show symptoms. Still, researchers frequently remind us that Alzheimer’s is “not a normal part of aging.”
We’re proud of our long-serving memory care staff, for their dedicated expertise in this specialized area, and for their genuine compassion in working with Residents affected by memory loss. They have the gift of being person-centered in their interactions and bring exceptional patience, gentleness and a passion for consistently providing dignified and respectful care to our Memory Care Residents and their families. They’re fully trained in the Landmarks for Living philosophies, PARO Pet Therapy, and MUSIC & MEMORY ® programs.