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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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No Refurbishment Fees at MBCC!

Mon, Jan 23 2012 at 12:18pm

NO REFURBISHMENT FEES AT MBCC!

 Can you imagine renting an apartment for years and when it comes time for you to leave the landlord tells you that you need to pay a $5,000 Refurbishment Fee!?!?    This isn’t just theoretical – it is what many retirement communities do as a matter of course!   

 

But it doesn’t happen at Meredith Bay Colony Club.

 

Why should the resident leaving need to pay to make it like new for some new person they don’t even know?    If the apartment/cottage really needed that much refurbishment – why wasn’t it done while you were living there?

 

Because it is common practice does not make it acceptable practice.  While it is understandable why you would expect someone to pay for damages – there is no reason to pay for reasonable wear and tear --- much less for refurbishment!  

 

As consumers we need to be aware of all the fees, charges, taxes, assessments and costs that are associated with selecting a retirement community.   It gets complicated because at some places the entrance fee is reduced by a known amount your first day and then declines over a period of months.   Most (not MBCC) have additional charges for a second person, some have variable monthly assessments to offset state taxes on their nursing homes and many have separate charges for telephone, television and internet (not at MBCC).  

 

Be sure to do your homework when comparing.   Find out how much monthly fees have gone up each year.   Find out about all the other charges and fees that you might be subject to.

 Howard Chandler is Vice President of Meredith Bay Colony Club and has work with life-care and continuing care retirement communities for over 30 years.  Please feel free to contact him at chandler@MeredithBayColonyClub.org

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