A Montefiore’ Memory Care Assisted Living Community
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As a leader in senior healthcare since 1882, Montefiore, in Beachwood, Ohio offers a memory care for individuals with early- to-mid-stage dementia who need assisted living and dementia care support.
By caring for those with dementia in an assisted living setting, this soothing yet stimulating community will keep individuals active and engaged in a compassionate, supportive and safe environment. A separate and secure entrance with ample parking for visitors to provide direct access to the pavilion.
An open and safe kitchen with a comfortable dining room and counter area allows residents, their loved ones and staff help prepare breakfast and bake together with a focus on independence. Lunch and dinner is provided from Montefiore’s central kitchen.Cozy spaces allow for visiting, activities and interactive programming. Each resident will have the freedom to choose the degree of socialization, as well as his or her daily schedule.
Resident living spaces includes 18 studio rooms and seven suites. Each studio room has its own private bathroom with shower while each suite has a living room, bedroom and private bathroom with shower All 25 rooms/suites have built-in closets, a bathroom with shower, along with safety features to enhance the overall warmth and intimate feeling of each resident room.
The 1000-square-foot exterior expansion, adjacent to the kitchen and activity/dining room, includes a living room and multi-faceted library with computer stations and a multi-sensory environment (MSE) room, which offers stimulation of senses – touch, sound, smell, taste and sight – proven to help those with dementia reconnect with their environment. This type of room is based on the success of a Snoezelen® Sensory Room, an alternative treatment approach where individuals with memory impairment and other types of dementia are offered opportunities to become more aware of their surroundings and encourages better interaction with their environment and those around them.
This relaxing and comfortable MSE room offers soothing background music and peaceful sounds (e.g., birds singing, wind blowing, ocean waves, etc.), aroma therapy, visual displays including colorful and tactile artwork – to reduce agitation, anxiety and apathy and increase mobility and communication.
Montefiore is working in partnership with Dr. Lori-Stevic-Rust, PH.D., ABPP, clinical health psychologist and dementia expert, as its program advisor for this new assisted living memory care program and pavilion. Dr. Stevic-Rust holds a doctoral degree in psychology, a master’s degree in community counseling and has been awarded a Diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Board Certified Clinical Health Psychology. She is a contributing writer for Cleveland Business Connects magazine and is a regular contributor to Fox 8 News and WKYC channel 3. Dr. Stevic-Rust is a national speaker on health-related topics with specialty areas in geriatrics and stress disorders.
For more information, please contact Kristen Morelli, director, memory care and resident life, at 216.910.2323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.