Living options for people with dementia aren’t what they used to be. With specialized therapies, improved food options and enhanced design features, modern residences are more comfortable and safe than ever before.
Facilities are designed not just to house, but to be enjoyed. Open floor plans feature all the comforts of home, in safe and secure environments. Dining is considered a daily special event with table cloths, full-service waitstaffs and custom dining menus. Movies are shown in theater rooms usually reserved for luxury homes. Seniors are encouraged to stay active with fitness centers, outdoor walking paths and gardens to tend.
Dementia and dementia-care issues affect a growing number of Merrimack Valley residents. Nearly everyone on the mvm staff has had a loved one touched by this crisis, so it is a situation that matters greatly to us.
As your loved one progresses through their journey, it’s important to find a facility that can handle multiple aspects of care: assisted living, memory care and hospice.
You may be surprised at how inviting and thoughtfully designed these homes are and at the range of amenities offered including barbers, beauty, salon, spa treatments and more. We invite you inside for a brief tour.
Left: Last fall, Nichols Village hosted a brain healthy eating presentation. The community chef made this shrimp stir-fry with brown rice using a recipe from Nancy Emerson Lombardo’s “Brain Health Food: Menus and Recipes.” Nichols Village is hosting another brain health presentation by Lombardo this April. Photo courtesy of Nichols Village. Right, top: Edgewood offers memory support and enhanced living options for its residents. Their campus of more than 100 acres adjoins conservation land and scenic Lake Cochichewick. Photo by Kevin Harkins. Right, below: Moose enjoys a snack with resident Karen VanDoren. Photo courtesy of Edgewood.
Wingate Campuses provide the full continuum of lifetime care in a single location. Offered as rental properties, the residences also provide freedom from long-term financial commitments. Treatment care options include programming for those with advanced dementia, including music therapy. Photos courtesy of Wingate Residences.
Bridges by EPOCH are designed to be communities where residents’ lives are enriched. Each one features a residential design and the amenities of a new community. The design features soft colors and lighting, directional cues, aromatherapy and interactive life-enrichment stations. Outside, residents enjoy fully enclosed, secure courtyards with sensory gardens, bird feeders and baths, walkways and comfortable seating. Images courtesy of Bridges by EPOCH.