Bridgeway News Bulletin
Memory Care Program at The Avalon Assisted Living Residence in Hillsborough Expands, Adds Sophisticated Safety Feature
The Memory Care expansion is nearly complete at The Avalon Assisted Living Residence at Hillsborough, New Jersey, a part of the Bridgeway Senior Healthcare family of companies. 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 in Central New Jersey, it has announced that 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, but 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,” said Jessica Pelligrino Tsoukalas, Director of Business Development and Strategy at Bridgeway Senior Healthcare. “All of our caregivers are becoming Certified Dementia Practitioners.”
According to the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, “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.”
Other thoughtfully designed, home-like features at The Avalon Assisted Living Residence at Hillsborough Generations Village include:
About Bridgeway Senior Healthcare
Bridgeway Senior Healthcare (BSH) is a family of companies devoted to caring for seniors in communities that feel like home and has been a respected leader in the senior living healthcare community since 1981. BSH is committed to setting the standard for senior quality of life by providing an unparalleled, comprehensive Continuum of Care for patients and residents no matter where they are in life. Since quality measures have been reported, its communities have consistently achieved a CMS 5-Star rating for Quality of Care, and ongoing excellent ratings for staffing of licensed nurses and certified nurses aides. Bridgeway has received Newsweek’s and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes awards. In 2020, 2021 and 2022, it was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in New Jersey. To learn more, visit www.BSHCare.com.