Prairie Meadows Alzheimer’s Special Care Center (PrairieMeadowsSeniorLiving.com) is a premier Memory Care and Assisted Living community in the Omaha area that serves Omaha, Washington, Bennington, Valley, Crescent, Waterloo, Gretna, Papillion, and La Vista.
The area offers residents and visitors a wide array of shopping, entertainment, cultural, and natural venues, such as the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, Carter Lake, Baxter Arena, Holy Shrine Cathedral, and much more.
Whether your loved one requires some help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) or is living with the effects of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, their dedicated staff takes great pride in delivering high-quality care that is compassionate, safe, and resident-centered. Prairie Meadows’ services are designed to meet their residents’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They offer enriching activities, exciting social programs, wellness classes, restaurant-quality meals, and more.
SPARK Program at Prairie Meadows
Imagine a program specially designed for seniors living with dementia that not only strives to help them reach their full potential, but also provides an opportunity for them to spend their days with a sense of joyful purpose.
SPARK was inspired by the teachings and research of Maria Montessori and Dr. Cameron Camp and provides meaningful and life-enhancing experiences for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
The program focuses on engaging residents with proven rehabilitative strategies that strive to heighten interaction, optimize cognitive skills as well as promote a sense of purpose and accomplishment despite what deficits may be present.
What is the Objective of the SPARK™ Program?
The objective of SPARK is to bring joy and a genuine sense of meaning and accomplishment to seniors’ everyday lives.
Residents are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities based on their personal interests and abilities. Whether it be working in the garden, maintaining bird feeders, dancing, attending Yoga classes, visiting horse stables and interacting with animals, going on supervised walks in nature, or spending time with some wonderful pet therapy dogs, SPARK offers something for everyone.
In addition, one of the most popular programs is Culinary Club, where residents work directly with chefs, taking bus trips to gather ingredients and then preparing and cooking meals themselves to enjoy with one another.
These activities go way beyond what the average senior living community offers. They become important and meaningful parts of the lives of residents. Seniors in the SPARK program have also participated in other exciting activities like Reading Club, bowling outings, and even the opportunity to brew their own beer!
Through the SPARK program, it is a joy to see residents’ eyes light up when they take part in activities whether they be old favorites or something brand new.
If you would like to learn more about how your loved one living with dementia can fill their days with meaning and purpose through the award-winning SPARK program, Prairie Meadows would love to speak with you more about it. You are cordially invited to visit their beautiful property, take a tour, and meet their friendly and compassionate staff of caregivers.