Everything Your Loved
One Needs to Thrive

Our memory care residences within Hamlets at The Delaney provide the safety, security, people, trained staff and programs to help preserve the things that bring meaning and order to your loved one’s life. Each day our mission is to provide Alzheimer’s care and dementia care that enriches the lives of our residents by creating success stories and by encouraging and celebrating their interests and abilities.

Heartfelt CONNECTIONS - A Memory Care Program®

The Delaney is the only place for memory care in Waco, TX, to feature the renowned Heartfelt CONNECTIONS - A Memory Care Program® for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. This person-centered philosophy is grounded in the belief that the abilities that remain are far more important than those that are lost.

Our team employs reminiscence tools to help our residents’ family members and loved ones capture the details of residents’ lives—their careers, hobbies, likes and dislikes. We then apply the insights gained from each life story to create an individualized care plan that promotes physical and emotional well-being, prolongs daily functioning and maintains a sense of purpose, satisfaction and quality of life.

Learn more about Heartfelt CONNECTIONS - A Memory Care Program® by downloading the brochure below.

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Services

Health and Wellness Navigation

The Delaney is committed to providing a holistic approach to your loved one’s total health and well-being.

That’s why we provide a highly trained senior Health and Wellness Navigation team, who work personally with residents to anticipate health and wellness needs and to address them. They’ll guide your loved one through the many programs, services, and amenities we offer that focus on all 8 Dimensions of Wellness to ensure overall physical, psychological and social well-being. Our Navigation team will also provide guidance through any medical challenges that may lie ahead, offering assistance with:

  • Preparation and follow-up for outpatient or hospital care
  • Coordination of appointments and arrangement of transportation
  • Coordination of post-acute care or in-residence wellness checks and the delivery of specific nutritional meals
  • Transitioning you to higher levels of care whenever you may need it

Personal Services

At Hamlets at The Delaney, we know that the way we provide our services is just as important as the services themselves.

That’s why everything starts with Extraordinary Impressions®—our culture of gracious hospitality and service, which ensures that each interaction with our residents and their families is meaningful and memorable. You can be sure our team will provide your loved one with the kind of respect and dignity they deserve, while at the same time offering them the very best in personal care. Below are just some of the personal services we provide:

  • Assistance with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing and grooming and medication management
  • Convenient transportation to a wide variety of scheduled events and outings
  • Courteous, proficient housekeeping services weekly, including personal laundry and linens
  • Nurse onsite 24 hours a day to ensure the health and safety needs of your loved one are always met

Residential Services

Every detail of memory care at Hamlets at The Delaney supports our mission to offer the highest quality care in an environment that feels like home.

Here are some of the residential services we provide:

  • Memory boxes outside every door to cue each resident’s home
  • Points of interest and Life Stations to stimulate conversation or create spontaneous interaction
  • Custom clothing closet designed to put each day’s outfit within easy reach
  • Safety and security ensured, with memory care residences in two smaller, family-like neighborhoods with 24/7 staffing
  • Prompt and complete maintenance of residences and gathering spaces
  • Meticulous lawn care and grounds maintenance to ensure that the memory care facilities of The Delaney will always look beautiful and inviting

Amenities

  • Restaurant-style, chef-prepared dining with a delightful menu, ranging from gourmet cuisine to bistro fare
  • Full service, hair salon and spa so residents can look and feel their very best
  • Open concept dining room, kitchen and living room area perfect socializing and relaxation
  • Wellness programs to help residents live their best lives
  • The Great Hall, a perfect place to meet friends for memorable get-togethers

Dining

Intimate, family-style featuring a delicious, healthy menu of fresh, chef-prepared dishes to cater to every taste and nutritional need. A warm, open, eat-in kitchen where your loved one can share meals with friends. That’s dining at Hamlets at The Delaney, and it doesn’t get any better than that!

Activities

Floor Plans & Pricing

Our beautiful, secure memory care apartments include everything you want for your loved one to feel comfortable and safe. Each suite features a bright, sunny interior and many purposeful design touches, like memory boxes outside each door and custom closets that put each day’s outfit within easy reach. You’ll feel a real sense of comfort and security from the way we’ve arranged the residences into two, smaller, family-like neighborhoods, and you can fill your loved one’s suite with personal mementos to truly make it feel like home. Utilities? Most are included. View our pricing and take a look at our comfortable studio and semi-private suite floor plans to see which one is right for your loved one.

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Meet The Team

Ken Wahnschaffe

Executive Director

Ken brings to the job management expertise spanning more than 20 years. He has specialized in operations, customer service and start-up operations serving seniors of independent living, assisted living and memory support. He is responsible for the community's day-to-day operations.

Kim Alston

RN, BSN, Director of Health Services

Jole Cromwell

Director of Life Enrichment

FAQs

What is the benefit of memory care vs. in-home care?

Memory care at Hamlets at The Delaney provides a specially designed, whole-person approach to Alzheimer’s care and dementia care. Residents live in a warm and friendly, family-like neighborhood with the safety of 24-hour onsite security and the compassionate care of highly trained personnel who implement proven memory care programs that encourage and celebrate remaining abilities. It would be virtually impossible to duplicate this level of round-the-clock safety, sense of community and socialization, and specific expertise in Alzheimer’s care by using an in-home care service.

What type of activities are designed to engage residents with dementia or memory problems?

The memory care team of Hamlets at The Delaney is trained in the renowned Heartfelt CONNECTIONS - A Memory Care Program®. To learn more about the specifics of the program, its activities and how it is implemented to engage residents and promote their physical and emotional well-being, please download the brochure below.

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How does memory care differ from assisted living?

While both assisted living and memory care provide assistance with the activities of daily living, such as help with bathing, dressing and grooming, medication management and personal maintenance, memory care at Hamlets at The Delaney offers a specific type of compassionate care that is specially designed for those with memory impairment. It’s called Heartfelt CONNECTIONS - A Memory Care Program®, and each member of our memory care team is trained in the program. In addition, memory care residents live in safe and secure “neighborhoods” to promote socialization, and each individual residence offers purposeful design touches, like memory boxes outside each door and custom closets that put each day’s outfit within easy reach.

Come by for a visit and see for yourself why The Delaney at Lake Waco is the perfect safe and secure place for warm and compassionate
memory care for your loved one.