Many people think of Alzheimer’s or dementia as the disease of an individual- a deterioration of the mind that can erase a person’s memories, compromise their independence and impact their quality of life. But for those facing the challenge of Alzheimer’s or dementia, the understanding that it is a diagnosis that impacts the entire family becomes clear very early on.
Whether it is for you or a loved one, finding the right Alzheimer’s care is the most important decision that will be made. The progression of the disease, the amount of independence, and the comfort of the Alzheimer’s patient are all directly linked to the quality of care. Finding the right care for each person requires thoughtfulness, research, and planning. Time is needed so that decisions are not made hastily in an emergency.
At Briarcliffe, our campus is ideally suited to serving those facing Alzheimer’s and other memory issues. Our continuum of care concept and specially designed, research-based residences allow us to care for each resident with individualized care plans and services that maximize independence and dignity. We feature one of the most advanced, comprehensive, and intensive dementia care assisted living programs in New England.
The Briarcliffe campus features two memory care assisted living residences to serve the full spectrum of needs of dementia patients. Both Briarcliffe Gardens and the Cottage Residence feel like “home” — but they are more than that. They are purpose-designed to give residents independence but also allow for convenient and efficient interaction with our skilled nursing and support staff. And, just as our residents have differing needs, our services are flexible to meet those needs without being overbearing.
We recognize that some of our residents simply need to be in a safe, secure environment where medications are managed and housekeeping chores are handled. Others require reminders or assistance with personal care (including bathing, dressing, and/or incontinence management). And, some residents require the skills of our professional nursing staff and dietician. We are committed to seeing that each person receives the care and support that they need to live their best life both now and in the future.
The care provided at Briarcliffe reflects the experience and expertise we have gained through years of caring for those with memory impairment both here and at Briarcliffe Manor, our skilled nursing and rehabilitation home. We have incorporated the best of all that we have learned both into the physical design of these spaces and into our approach to caring for our memory-impaired residents.
So, when we say that we provide the best, most comprehensive care for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, we truly mean it. Call us today to schedule a virtual tour of our facilities, and to meet our care team.