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CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS

CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS is Meredith Bay Colony Club’s unique Alzheimer’s Care and Memory Support Program that is provided in our State-of-the-Art, safe and secure memory support center that we call The GARDENS. The GARDENS is comprised of 24 all private apartments – each with its own bathroom and private shower. Dignity, Privacy, Safety and Security are the basic building blocks on top of which CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS is built.

Let there be no mistake about it --- Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that affects not just the individual – but the families who so often provide the needed ongoing support and care. The CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS program at The GARDENS at MBCC provides Members and their families not just the sense of security that comes from living in a safe, secure yet friendly residential setting – but also a rediscovered source of joy that can come from being in a setting that allows each Member to find a little bit of success each and every day --- to find something to be proud of and to find something to smile about!

KEY ELEMENTS OF CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS

1. We focus on all that a Person is right now and all that they can still be --- not on what they have lost or no longer can do.

2. We believe that each person is wonderfully complex and multi-dimensional including emotional, creative, inquisitive, musical, spiritual and physical aspects – in addition to cognitive and memory based functions. We recognize that although life will be different because of cognitive changes – that it can and should be as interesting, as stimulating and as much fun as possible.

3. We respect the need for some structure and predictability – but we celebrate spontaneity and the opportunity to discover new ways to help make people smile.

4. We believe in ‘seizing the moment’ even if that means upsetting the ‘schedule’. So what if we have lunch an hour late?

5. We respect the individual and acknowledge that there will be changes from month to month and from day to day. We realize that we need to constantly readjust our approach in order to meet our Member’s constantly changing needs.

6. Our Member’s Family are our friends and we realize that by supporting our Member’s families that we support our Members.

7. Our Staff Members are artists who wonderfully balance Caring and Creativity to meet not only the practical needs – but Quality of Life needs as well.

8. A safe and secure social setting that is open and welcoming to all Members is essential to creating an environment that is both fun and uplifting.

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Our Two Rules.....

Thu, Dec 16 2010 at 04:38pm

Only Two Rules………….

 Oftentimes prospective Members and their Families will ask me about what Meredith Bay Colony Clubs rules are --- and they are surprised to find out that we only have two.   The first is ‘No Tipping’ and the second one you have to visit us to find out.   It is fair and accurate to say that absolutely nobody has disagreed with either of our two rules yet.

 But how can you manage without rules?   Good Question – and one that has an easy answer:   By relying on Values instead.

 Rules are of two types:    Those that are ‘restrictive’ and identify everything that you cannot do and those that are ‘prescriptive’ and tell you everything that you are supposed to do.

 Some people believe that comprehensive rules are needed in order to treat all people fairly.   Unfortunately these people equate treating everyone the same as being the definition of being fair.    We disagree --- We find that any system that treats everyone the same regardless of their personal situation is the definition of ‘institutional’ and that is not what we are or want to ever be.

 The other day I was asked what was the weight limit on our pets – at her condo association it is twelve pounds.   Exactly what happens if her dog gains weight and who is it that is supposed to manage and monitor pet weights?

 At MBCC our Pet Policy is founded on two important Values:

 1.        If your Pet is not a problem to others than your pet is not a problem.

2.        That your Pet is properly cared for.

 As long as your neighbors and your Pet are protected then who are we to try to tell you how to manage  your pet?  

 Our lack of a codified body of rules and regulations does not at all create disorganization or chaos --- instead it supports a mutual respect by and between Members and Staff that is appreciated by all.  When you trust and respect your customers – wonderful things happen.

 

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