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Hawthorne Court, a memory care community, is a wonderful facility that I have visited several times before. I always enjoy my visits, the residents and staff members are very welcoming and friendly. I am always very picky when it comes to touring memory care communities as the residents in them are not always fully lucid and capable of caring for themselves, so I am very strict about studying the interactions between the residents and staff members. This is what I found during my most recent visit at Hawthorn Court. Facility: The facility is always clean and well-kept. Because it is a memory care facility, a lot of focus needs to be put into maintaining a secure atmosphere, without making the facility feel like a prison and Hawthorn Court has always been great at that. While the building is secure, the residents are able to safely roam about indoors and enjoy the fresh outdoors without putting themselves at risk. Residents: The residents always appear to be well cared for and content. Granted, some of them are confused, scared, and angry at times, these are only symptoms of the memory disorder and not a result of the living environments. The residents, being many times unable to take care of their own basic needs rely strongly on the assistance staff members. Staff/Quality of Care: The staff members interact very lovingly with the residents. In all the times I have visited the community, not once have I heard a staff member become frustrated or impatient with a resident. The staff members make it a point to truly get to know the residents and the residents family members and they are very good with the residents. The staff members appear to be specially trained in working with residents with memory disorders. They are encouraging and excellent at stimulating the residents both mentally and physically. They encourage the residents to keep active and participate in the variety of therapies and activities available to the residents. Activities: The calender is always packed with level of care appropriate activities. The community offers activities that are specially designed to help encourage, inspire, and stimulate the minds, senses, and bodies of residents with memory disorders. They are physical, emotional, and mentally stimulating programs and therapies which help the residents to strengthen their minds and bodies. Food: While I have never personally tried the food, the residents and staff members speak highly of the food service and the kitchen staff.
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Description of Hawthorn Court At Ahwatukee
At Hawthorn Court at Ahwatukee, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Phoenix area. Residents have many opportunities to participate in a variety of life-enriching activities and events designed to stimulate the mind, body, and soul. From cocktail-hour gatherings where you can learn about the nuances of a good Pinot Noir, to a discussion of the latest best seller in our Life-Long Learning series, to exploring new ways to stay healthy in a fitness class...expect the unexpected.
Hawthorn Court at Ahwatukee includes a specially designed neighborhood to serve the special needs of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss. Every day we make it a goal to go above and beyond to enrich the lives of our residents. With our Life Enrichment program, a Montessori-inspired philosophy for care, we create a specialized, life-enriching environment that affords each individual maximum self-expression. The staff is committed to delivering a quality of care that meets the resident's physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs.
Memory Care has a special meaning here. We understand how dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease or other related forms of dementia may be very distressing. At our communities, we look forward to creating a bond and friendship with each resident, their loved ones and other healthcare partners to craft a program that benefits each resident. Our communities are specifically designed to nurture activity, exercise, dining, and restful opportunities, as well as engaging and purpose, filled activities that stimulate personal abilities.
Montessori-Inspired methods are utilized at each of our communities. This engaging and individualized life enrichment programming is our signature. Residents are encouraged to do what they are able, historical knowledge is celebrated and acknowledged and new abilities are recognized and utilized. If you are seeking a positive approach where residents are doing more than you would expect, where residents find a sense of belonging and meaning and where loved ones are happy to visit, then you may have just found the right place!
Our biography boards or memory boxes describe the rich life history of each resident. Further, these assist our residents to recognize where their apartment home is and allow for more independence. Our exceptional team members are also able to gain more appreciation of what each resident is capable of, what likes and dislike are and how to bring more joy to their lives.
Our comprehensive services may include:
- Medication assistance and management
- Regular assessment and service planning
- Bathing, dressing, grooming, and other self-image enhancements
- Mobility, Escorts and reminders
- Dining and Social or activities assistance
- Care coordination and other health care management assistance
- Engaging and Montessori-Inspired Methods in the Life Enrichment Programming
- Spacious Private with a Private Bathroom or Private with a Shared Bathroom Apartments
- Many communities offer care for special budget concerns including state-assistance programs for assisted living and memory care
Our talented team of dedicated and caring staff is there when you need them. It can be different…let us show you how.