Our Lady of Perpetual Help

The Christopher Center: Memory Care at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Our Lady of Perpetual Help's Christopher Center provides sensitive, effective, and personalized memory care support for residents with Alzheimer's and other dementia treatment needs.

The Christopher Center includes three memory care pavilions, each featuring a bright atrium with a central area made up of a nurse’s station, sunroom, dining room, and activity room. Resident rooms surround and expand out from these central areas. In order to provide familiarity and recognition, each suite features a Memory Box just outside the door that showcases a resident's personal photos and mementos. In addition, all of the indoor spaces are lit in such a way as to create a calm ambiance and a gated walking area allows residents to enjoy the outdoors whenever they like.

The Reflections Memory Care Program at Our Lady of Perpetual Help offers a fresh perspective on memory care.  Specialized training, careful selection of caregivers, and a resident-focused approach are hallmarks of the Reflections program.

Employees using the Reflections program are required to complete an intensive 15-hour training course.  This in-depth training—as well as individualized resident care plans, the specialized environment of the Christopher Center, and the Daily Fare activity schedule—is unique to the Reflections program.

Our team incorporates the most up-to-date therapeutic approaches as well as reminiscence, art, music, and pet therapies, and sensory stimulation into daily life.   Our goal is to enhance resident engagement, provide opportunities for success based on current abilities, and to build positive relationships among residents, families, and caregivers.

About the Logo  The Reflections logo plays on the meaning of the word “reflection” and is a representation of the forget-me-not flower.  Several folklore legends explain the flower’s meaning, all relating to the idea of “not forgetting” the devotion of a dear loved one or Christ’s love for his children.  Blue is the color of trust, calm, and peace.

Respite Care

Sometimes a little extra help is required after recouping from surgery or recovering from a minor injury. Also, if you are caring for your loved one at home and you need a break, that’s what we’re here for. Families can rest easy knowing that in respite, short-term residents receive the care and attention they need. Whether a short 2-week stay or more lengthy time is necessary, we’re here.