Memory care that touches people on many levels.
Near Princeton, NJ: A new model for advanced support, proven nationally.
When a loved one needs memory care, the services available within our full-service senior living community provide some of the most advanced therapies in dementia care today. Our Memory Care neighborhood, Taylor Commons, is more than a just secure, homey setting with comfortable private rooms. Our Connections - A Dementia Care Model of Excellence program is recognized in the Princeton, NJ healthcare community for its focus on the individual: not just likes and dislikes, but clues from the past that help personalize our care. For example, a resident’s career skills can help us build activities that bring feelings of success and serenity. A past trauma can be the key to understanding a dementia behavior. Everyone at Stonebridge, from the housekeepers to the dining staff receives special dementia care training, to support our caregiving team.
But we’ve taken memory care to a new level with an enhanced program called Friendship Lounge, based on the national Gemini Life Enrichment Program for people with Alzheimer’s. Friendship Lounge activities are based on non-verbal communication—facial expressions, eye contact, friendly touch and music—since people with dementia are often verbally challenged. At colorful stations around the room, residents gravitate to activities that bring back past experiences, such as:
- A child-care station with lifelike baby dolls
- A flower-arranging station
- A station for trying on jewelry
- A business station with a typewriter or keyboard
The hands remember what words can’t: Residents and often their loved ones take part in joyous sessions that inspire laughter and song.
Friendship Lounge reaches participants on an emotional level. For example, one resident, responding to the child-care station, tenderly shared memories of the years she cared for her niece and nephew.
Family members who see our memory care program tell us, “This is what you wish dementia care would be.” See it for yourself.
Call 877-636-1480 or contact us here for details on memory care at Stonebridge, minutes from the heart of Princeton, NJ.
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