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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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Why We Never Discount!

Tue, Mar 22 2011 at 10:16am

Why We Don’t Discount………

#1       We don’t discount because it would not be fair to the Members who have already paid the going rate.  

During my tour with first time visitors I always emphasize the fact that we are a ‘Values’ based community and not a ‘Rules’ based Community.   In fact we only have two rules and the first one is ‘No Tipping’!    What kind of value would be affirming if we charged different people different amounts?  

In many businesses discounting makes sense.    We all understand why the day after Christmas that Christmas decorations are on sale.    We all understand why ‘day old’ bread is put on sale.     Retirement communities are not dealing with products that are either perishable or that go out of season.   

Part of Rotary’s Four Way Test is the question:   “Is it fair to all concerned?”   We don’t feel that retirement community discounting is fair to all concerned because it means that someone who moved in yesterday, or last week or last month paid more than someone who moves in today.    The reason that doesn’t feel right is because it is not right.    First we take care of the people we have --- then we take care of new people.   That brings us to our second reason for why we don’t discount.

 

#2       Taking care of your present ‘Customer’ is not only the good, right and fair thing to do ---- it is also good business!

 

New customers will judge you on how you take care of the customers you already have.  That is why word of mouth advertising is so effective.    While a prospective customer will be intrigued by a discount – in the back of his/her mind they have to be wondering whether the next person will get an even better ‘deal’ than they are being offered.

I won’t buy a tool at Sears unless/until it is on sale because everything is always on sale and you just have to wait a couple weeks.    I guess that works for Sears --- but that is no way to structure pricing for a retirement community.     Value and Affordability are important to us here at MBCC and you can always be sure that you will receive the best possible price.   We are proud that our prices are the lowest that you are going to find anywhere and that we never discount to do it!

 

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