We emphasize dignity and independence.
Comprehensive Memory Care near Santa Barbara, CA.
Caring for a loved one throughout the stages of memory loss can be emotionally and physically draining. At Covenant Living at the Samarkand, we provide the peace of mind that your loved one is receiving the care they deserve while maintaining a sense of familiarity and comfort. Each member of our care team initiates person-specified programs designed to help ease the challenges of Alzheimer’s or related dementia all in a secure, comforting environment. Located in Santa Barbara, we’re just over 30 miles from surrounding towns such as Ventura, Oxnard and Santa Maria, CA.
The memory care program is anchored by the SAIDO Learning program in partnership with the KUMON Institute of Education and exclusively licensed by Covenant Living.
What is THE SAIDO Learning Program?
SAIDO Learning is a non-pharmacological intervention that has been shown to interrupt the progression of Alzheimer’s and other related dementias. Unlike other memory support programs SAIDO is individualized, non-pharmacological and focuses on what our residents can do versus cannot do. SAIDO learning is appropriate for all states of dementia, it is an intentional engagement versus activity.
Like daily physical exercise, SAIDO can be viewed as an exercise for one’s brain. Residents are encouraged in our assisted living memory care communities to participate in five sessions per week. Social interactions reduce the isolation felt by so many individuals living with dementia. SAIDO offers a truly personalized experience, deepens connections with family and loved ones, and enhances professional development for our care team.
Research has shown SAIDO Learning is an effective program in improving symptoms such as a reduction in agitative behaviors, as well as isolation through increased socialization. Read more about evidence-based outcomes of SAIDO learning.
Tour our community today to see why we’re the choice for you or your loved one.
- Programs designed to stimulate cognitive functions
- Medication management and administration
- Specially trained care team
- Assistance with dressing and grooming
- Bathing assistance
- Incontinence assistance
- Personal care aides available 24 hours
- Resident monitoring system
- Studio apartments
- Three chef-prepared meals daily with table service
- Dietary consulting available by appointment
- Special diets accommodated
- Meal delivery if necessary
Worried about your loved one’s declining memory? Download our resource, “Top 10 Signs Your Loved One May Need Memory Care” to see if memory care may be a good option.
Keep in mind, you do not have to be a current resident of our senior community to benefit from our Assisted Living, Assisted Living Memory Care, Skilled Nursing or short-term Rehabilitation services.