Description of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care
You and your loved one will find a welcoming and homelike environment at Hearthstone at Choate in Woburn, Massachusetts. Here we understand the struggle faced by those with Alzheimer's and other dementias and structure our program to ensure they can flourish.
At Hearthstone Alzheimer's Care, we have made it our mission to create a life worth living for those with cognitive challenges by enriching lives and offering hope. Our approach is backed by over two decades of research and grounded in our innovative “I'm Still Here” programming which replaces “busy work” with a full social life and new learning experiences. We recognize that meaningful engagement increases the quality of life and decreases the severity and frequency of symptoms.
We incorporate daily routines to empower residents and given them a sense of stability. Continuous activities, such as music, puzzles and art give residents a sense of belonging and help to spotlight each resident's individuality.
Our residents benefit from our Montessori-based Activity Program (MAP). We assess residents' skills on an ongoing basis, focusing on their strengths (rather than weaknesses) and modify activities to match the individual's changes. Rather than being given direction, residents are invited to participate and provided with choices of activities. Specialized communication techniques are incorporated to increase involvement.
We offer three graduated programs to match the activity level and experience of all Hearthstone residents. Our Discovery Program is best suited to those with mild or early stage memory loss, and emphasizes use of art and culture for self-expression. Our Vitality Program is for those with mid-stage memory challenges, where individuals partake in exercise group, discussions and social clubs. Lastly our Serenity Program emphasizes the requirements of those whose memory loss has progressed to late stages.
Hearthstone at Choate provides daily assistance with all activities of daily living, from medication reminders and administration, to mobility help, bathing, dressing, and incontinence care. Our 24-hour awake-staff ensures that support is always close at hand for your loved one.
We welcome you to visit Hearthstone at Choate and see for yourself how our care can inspire vitality in your loved one.
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