You may notice a bit of extra greenery and flowers blooming around our Azura Memory Care homes. That isn’t because a number of our residents have suddenly grown green thumbs.
The fact is many of those within our care have loved to dig in the dirt and nurture the earth for much of their life. At Azura Memory Care we triumph these personalized joys and find ways to bring them literally to life.
Each home is encouraged to grow flowers, vegetables and whatever else their soil might support. We also then engage our residents to help tend these growing plants by watering, pruning, weeding, picking, smelling and of course tasting whatever comes up! It is a feast for the senses, which is a great way to tap into past memories of gardens growing-up or flower beds at one’s first home.
In addition, by encouraging our residents to help us tend to the plants it meets their Core Psychological Needs to nurture. By tapping into this need we are able to reach our residents in a holistic manner and bring forth natural stimulations to stretch the mind, body and soul!
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse