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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 I Like Fee-for-Service CCRC's

Mon, Jan 23 2012 at 08:22am

WHY I LIKE FEE FOR SERVICE CCRC’S

  You are not alone if you are confused by the variety of contracts that various Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC’s) offer.   The old model traditional CCRC can provide lifetime care because they charge an entrance fee that is non-refundable or only partially refundable and by charging a monthly fee for independent living that can be twice what is charged for comparable accommodations in a fee-for-service CCRC.  The traditional CCRC does guarantee that should another level of care be required that the monthly fee will only be increased modestly.  

 

MY CONCERNS WITH THE ‘TRADITIONAL’ MODEL CCRC:

 

1.        It is expensive.   The entrance fees are high, those fees are at best only partially refundable and the monthly fees are high as well.

 

2.        It is non-portable.   If you choose to move out of that CCRC you effectively pay a very healthy financial penalty.    Life is uncertain and both problems and opportunities present themselves that might make one reconsider where they want to live.

 

3.        Is discourages in-home care.    The traditional model financially incentivizes the resident to move to where the care is rather than having the care brought to the resident.

 

4.        It assumes a decline.    There is no reason to assume that one will necessarily come to require a move to an assisted living center or to a nursing home.

 

5.        The traditional model has both a prequalifying health and financial disclosure requirement that is not needed by the fee-for-service model.

 

WHY I LIKE THE FEE FOR SERVICE MODEL

The fee-for-service model keeps the Member in control.    Unlike the traditional model where you can feel ‘trapped’  -- at a fee-for-service CCRC you can leave at any time and still be entitled to a 100% refund of your Membership Fee!   You control where you receive care if needed and who provides that care.   The reduced costs of a fee-for-service CCRC makes it affordable to a great many more people and it allows Members to preserve assets for the benefit of family.  

We are proud that Meredith Bay Colony Club is a fee-for-service CCRC that offers a 100% return of entrance fee together with low monthly fees. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me at chandler@MeredithBayColonyClub.org with any questions that you have.

 

Howard Chandler is Vice-President of Meredith Bay Colony Club and has worked in life-care and continuing care for over 30 years.

 

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