OUR MEMORY CARE PROGRAM AT AVALON HILLSBOROUGH IS GROWING GREATLY!
The Memory Care expansion is nearly complete at The Avalon Assisted Living Residence at Hillsborough. When it opens its doors in the near future, it will have doubled its capacity and added significant common space. An entire floor will be devoted to its Generations Village and will help the community strive to meet the ever-growing demand for memory care services. According to the Alzheimer’s Association: “6.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million.”
As The Avalon at Hillsborough anticipates the growing need for memory care services, it has implemented significant, new features that will enhance safety and care offerings at the community.
Chief among them is the Quake Care Center, a sophisticated, state-of-the-art, real-time location system that takes a proactive approach to resident safety. Residents will have the choice of a stylish, water-resistant pendant or wristband that features an innovative push-to-call button, allowing the individual to send a visual and audible alert to staff. Staff will be called right to their location at a moment’s notice, giving residents and their families greater peace of mind.
Not only useful in an emergency, the system can also help staff locate residents for medication reminders, when visitors arrive, and ensures that they are attending meals and the activities they have planned. Devices specially placed in the community help set up a “geofence” and alert staff when residents wander too close to designated high-risk areas.
In addition to the physical attributes of our community, we pride ourselves on providing specialized training that better enables our caregivers to meet the unique needs of those living with memory loss. All of our caregivers throughout our entire family of companies are becoming Certified Dementia Practitioners.
According to the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (CDP), “The CDP certification represents that the front-line staff and healthcare professional has received comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care and achievement in completing the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care course/seminar.”
These are some of our caregivers who recently became Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Other thoughtfully designed, home-like features at The Avalon Assisted Living Residence at Hillsborough Generations Village include:
Read on to find out more about Memory Care at Bridgeway Senior Healthcare and if Memory Care is right for you or a loved one.
Memory Care or Traditional Assisted Living — Which is Right for You or Your Loved One?
Memory Care with Love & Dignity at Bridgeway Senior Healthcare
By caring for individuals like members of our own families in communities that feel like home, Bridgeway Senior Healthcare has earned a reputation for providing loving, first-class care, and the trust and respect of the community. Since 1981, the mission of Bridgeway Senior Healthcare has been to help seniors enjoy lives of the highest possible quality, while preserving each resident’s dignity, independence and choice.
Many families choose to move their loved one to our memory care communities for the enhanced safety and specialized care given by our experienced caregivers. In addition to enhanced safety, our communities strive to provide a comforting and appealing environment. The Generations Village, our Memory Care community, is available at Avalon at Bridgewater and Avalon at Hillsborough. Our communities offer specialized memory care programs for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other memory impairments, all for an inclusive price.
Because we recognize the unique challenges and individuality of each resident, we provide personalized programming and services to meet each resident’s needs. Our staff, specially trained in Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, strives to meet the needs of each resident by providing compassionate, attentive care and holistic, personalized programming and services every day.
Our memory care programs create an atmosphere that promote dignity and self-respect, and are aimed at enriching each resident’s quality of life. Every resident has a private suite that can be decorated to feel like home. We encourage families to bring in favorite items, such a quilt or blanket, pillow, and photos that will make the resident feel comfortable and at home.
Our philosophy fuels us with the passion to meet the spiritual, psychosocial and emotional needs of every resident, their families and friends by recognizing that all are impacted by dementia, or other memory-related diagnosis.
The Benefits of Generations Village Memory Care
Collaborative and Custom Care Planning
Specialized Activity Programming
Care for the Caregiver
Before admission, residents undergo a formal assessment to determine if they are suited for the memory care program. We use the results of the evaluation to develop individualized treatment objectives to meet each resident’s needs and goals.
For personalized, compassionate and attentive memory care, Bridgeway Senior Healthcare has earned the trust and respect of Central New Jersey as well as nationally.
We are accepting applications for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients at the Generations Village for short-term, long-term and respite care. We invite you to apply.
Because We Want to Do More for Alzheimer's in Central New Jersey
Every year, Bridgeway Senior Healthcare teams up with Alzheimer's New Jersey® in the Walk to Fight Alzheimer's®. In 2021, the Bridgeway team, which consisted of 45 members including three residents, raised nearly $10,000 for Alzheimer’s New Jersey®, exceeding its goal of $7,500.
Again this year, House of Blooms in Raritan will donate the delivery fee for flowers sent to any Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation or Avalon Assisted Living building for the Grandparents Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays.
Read more about the Bridgeway Senior Healthcare Alzheimer’s Walk team here and here.
If you would like to join our team and Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s®, contact Jennifer Furman, Director of Community Relations and Marketing, at JFurman@BSHcare.com or (908) 707-8800.