LiveWell Programs / DOVE™ Memory Care
DOVE™ Memory Care

We believe that caring for the needs of those with dementia grants us an extraordinary opportunity for ministry and we’ve made it a priority to raise the standard for this care. Our DOVE program is the culmination of many years of thoughtful consultation with staff, families, and leaders in the field of dementia research.

DOVE—Dementia Orientation Values Education— is a three-part approach to care that ensures your loved one receives the affirmation and reassurance they need. Our dove lapel pin designates staff that have completed special training. The dove, a symbol of the Holy Spirit, symbolizes that even with loss of memory, the spirit remains intact.

Life Skills

Life-skill activities help recall the person's various roles in life. Some examples include setting tables, doing office work, sharing hobbies or caring for a pet.

Life-Enrichment

Recreational and life-enriching activities provide an ongoing opportunity to engage in social gatherings or enjoy leisure activities. A wide range of activities may be offered such as leisure and quiet time, exercise, cognitive stimulation from current events and life review, baking, reading, playing a game, or spiritual reading and prayer.

Self-care

Participation in self-care activities gives each individual a sense of independence and pride, and enhances self esteem. Dressing and grooming as well as bathing are examples of cares in which each resident is encouraged to assist.