Living Options : Memory Support

Memory support in a setting that feels like home.

Residents in one of the Villa’s memory support neighborhoods benefit from the expertise and compassionate care of our highly trained staff.  Residents with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease benefit from a personalized care plan and a structured daily routine that is developed to support each resident according to the level of memory loss and cognitive impairment.

Planned group and individual activities are provided to maintain a familiar atmosphere and encourage residents to participate in the many social activities.  Memory support residents thrive in the home-like environment with private, spacious rooms surrounded by familiar personal items.

The Villa supports both skilled nursing and assisted living residents.   Heritage Square Memory Support is the assisted living neighborhood that is specifically designed for residents who need some help with their daily living activities.  In this neighborhood is our proprietary program to help residents remain active and engaged as they move through themed areas such as the Post Office, Grocery Store, Music Hall and Sports Bar. These settings remind residents of familiar places and foster a sense of calm. The home-like environment of Heritage Square is also comforting, and residents are encouraged to walk throughout the neighborhood, which is equipped with advanced security features.

When a resident comes to The Villa, a team of interdisciplinary professionals specifically trained in Memory Support work together to design daily routines and care plans tailored to the individual’s level of memory loss and cognitive impairment. In both Heritage Square and within the memory support services in the skilled nursing neighborhood, each resident lives in a private suite, with frequent monitoring by nurses. Our unique memory support program provides a balance of independence for the resident and peace of mind for their family.

Memory Support Services

  • Personalized multifaceted care plan
  • Medication management
  • Personal care assistance
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily served restaurant-style
  • Consultation with a registered nutritionist
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Physical fitness and wellness care

Activities & Amenities

  • Arts and crafts, bingo, trivia
  • Fitness and wellness classes
  • Entertainment, including movies, card games and music
  • Special events, including holiday celebrations
  • Weekly worship services
  • Chapel with on-site chaplain
  • Beauty salon
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • The Villa TV Network (in-house broadcasting)
  • Cable TV
  • Emergency call system with on-site nurse response

See the Memory Support Activities.

Respite care provides peace of mind for caregivers.

Caregiving for a family member at home is a physically and emotionally demanding full-time job. It’s okay, and often necessary, to take a break. And it’s easier to take that break if you know that your loved one will be cared for by experienced, compassionate professionals in a safe, supportive environment.

The Villa’s Respite Care program offers short-term residential Memory Support in a secure and comforting environment. The program provides benefits both to caregivers and to those suffering from dementia. Caregivers have the chance to take a few days or weeks to recharge. For the person with dementia, The Villa offers opportunities to socialize and participate in activities designed to match personal abilities and needs. Stays may be as brief as two weeks or as long as three months.

For additional information or to check availability, send us an email or call 973-867-1500.