Live close to everything that matters.
At Artis Senior Living, we believe dementia care should honor the unique journeys of each resident and celebrate every precious memory. Our team knows a person living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia deserves a comprehensive, customized care plan that goes beyond numbers on a chart.
From their furthest memory to their favorite snack and everything else in between, our refreshingly different approach to Memory Care, near West Chester, starts with getting to know your loved one. This inspires our team to create meaningful experiences that match their interests, engage their mind, and empower them to find their voice.
Our commitment to exceptional dementia care is reflected in the happiness of our residents and team members. We’re proud to share their stories and invite you to see what they have to say about their experience in our community.
Pulling out all the stops.
Bobby was a relatively new neighbor to our Memory Care community when he and our Director of Health and Wellness, Sara, bonded over the joys of countryside living.
At one point, Bobby was responsible for more than 1,000 acres of Midwest farmland, and a big part of his life was an annual trip to the county fair to compete in the tractor pull. Bobby usually spent his free time beefing up his own tractors to pull ahead of the competition, but this would be the first time he wouldn’t be going to the fair.
When Sara heard Bobby would miss out on one his favorite experiences, she immediately sprang into action and organized a trip to the Warren County Fair.
Though Bobby was reluctant to go, as he was adjusting to using a wheelchair, Sara talked him through it and offered compassionate support throughout their trip. He delightfully shared stories about the many generations of farmers in his family, and reminisced about previous fairs (and tractor pull wins) he experienced with his children. Bobby even enjoyed a delicious treat, to which he said, “Nothing beats a corn dog at the fair!”
Betty’s grocery stores.
Though Cincinnati is a big city, Betty and her husband had two neighborhood IGA grocery stores in Delhi and Price Hill that radiated friendly, small-town charm. When you shopped at Betty’s grocery stores, everyone knew your name.
As our Director of Life Enrichment, Stephanie, learned more, she found out Betty ran the bakery, and her husband took charge of the meat and deli counters. She found photos of Betty’s store from years ago, and displayed them on the big screen TV in our Community Room. Stephanie shared Betty’s story with fellow neighbors and associates, and even played a few IGA commercials.
At first, Betty shied away from the spotlight. However, her friendly neighbors were so happy to learn more about her story that she quickly let her personality shine. Betty joyfully answered questions on how to run a successful grocery store and engaged in vibrant conversations about her stores.
As she passed out fresh plums to her neighbors, Betty shared her lifelong philosophy: “Treat the customer right.” We couldn’t agree more, but the neighbors who live in our Memory Care community are much more than customers—they’re family!
Building meaningful relationships and more.
Jake, our former Director of Enrichment Services, had a great relationship with almost every neighbor in our community. After getting to know their interests, he decided to share his passion for building wooden furniture.
He set up a meeting for interested residents in our Town Hall and asked what they wanted to build. Many were just excited to work with their hands, and simply couldn’t decide what they wanted to build. However, after some group discussion, the neighbors came to a wonderful decision: a little library for children.
From measuring and sanding to staining, painting, and collecting gently used books, residents took part in nearly every step of the process. They added casters, so it was mobile, and installed shelving to store as many books as possible.
Their hard work resulted in a picture-perfect little library that was donated to the preschool next door.
Innovating Memory Care The Artis Way
We call our approach to Memory Care The Artis Way. It starts with positive partnerships and person-centered care that values the interests, preferences, and personal history of each resident. Our highly trained and compassionate team works in collaboration with every resident, their families, and doctors to create a customized plan of care design to meet their unique needs.
The Artis Way isn’t a single path—it’s a holistic approach to caring that leaves plenty of space for creativity, flexibility and meaningful experiences. Creating activities and celebrations based on the uniqueness of our residents is just one way we provide everything they need to live their happiest, healthiest life.
Reach out to our team to learn more about our Memory Care community in Mason, OH, or find resources for family caregivers of older adults with dementia. We’re always here to help.