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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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Clare from MPHNA on the Radio!

Wed, Mar 23 2011 at 11:55am

Clare on the Radio!    This morning Clare Persson who is an Occupational Therapist working with the MPHNA (Meredith Public Health Nursing Association) was my guest on Aging Well.    We talked about a number of things including how while Clare values her education and experience in Boston – how working as part of a smaller community based agency allows for much more holistic and personal attention for clients.   We also talked about how nursing associations are now as much about home based rehabilitation services as they are about direct nursing care.    Clare noted that it is very helpful for someone planning for an orthopedic procedure – as in a hip or knee replacement – to contact MPHNA ahead of time to arrange for a preliminary visit.    A little planning ahead of time saves all kinds of aggravation upon discharge from the hospital ---- and MPHNA helps with getting needed Medicare approvals to pay for it! 

 

Clare noted that the new offices on Route 104 for MPHNA will be completed in April and that Open Houses are being planned.   MPHNA is unusual in that they have daily times when you can just drop in!   Where else can you do that?    They can be reached at 279-6611 and on the web at:   www.mphna.org        Special thanks to Clare for being such a great guest!

 

So why would MBCC which has two of its own Assisted Living Centers (The INN and The GARDENS) promote an organization that actively supports people being able to stay in their own homes?      It’s simple and it is all tied to our Value Statement:

 

We Believe:

 

1.        Each Person is entitled to receive the care and support of their choice.

2.        That such care should be provided in the setting of One’s choice

3.        And that care should be by the Provider of One’s choice.

 

It is simple, straightforward and honest.

We are very proud of the care, services and accommodations that we offer here --- but only You can decide if it is what is best for you at any given time.

Homecare is not our competition – it is just another option that we all have in deciding how to address a particular need.    Providing options gives you choices and having choices helps keep you in control!

 

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