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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!


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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Mon, Mar 19 2012 at 07:50am



"Hey Howie,  Does Meredith Bay Colony Club have to pay a 'Granny Tax'?"

The 'Granny Tax' is a 5.5% state tax that assessed on nursing home beds that is then matched by the federal government allowing the state to then redistribute a greater amount of money to those nursing homes that have Medicaid eligible residents.  For many nursing homes this tax has little or no financial effect in that they get back what they put in.   The County Homes because they serve a population that is virtually all Medicaid eligible benefit the most.  


Most, but not all, New Hampshire continuing care retirement communities have all private pay nursing homes.   One has a Medicaid component and one - Meredith Bay Colony Club - does not have a licensed nursing home at all.    The  CCRC's (continuing care retirement communities) with nursing homes and who pay the tax  do not get anything back.   Each CCRC decides for itself how to pay the tax.  Most have chosen to assess each Resident an additional monthly fee that varies with the tax paid which varies with the census of the nursing unit and the overall census.  Facilities can choose to apply this tax to only those eligible for future nursing or they apply it to all residents.  For a married couple this tax can amount to an additional expense of over $60 a month!  


Why doesn't MBCC have a nursing center?    We can provide the services that people desire with our two Assisted Living Centers  --- and not only do it much less expensively than with a nursing unit --- but we can do it better!    We created a state-of-the-art Memory Support Center (The GARDENS) where we provide the best of care in a very safe, secure and yet residential setting.   Those with Alzheimer's Disease or who have other dementia's are not 'sick' and do not need a nursing home --- they need a safe and supportive environment where they can received the assistance that they need.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Active Senior Living Communities vary considerably in terms of what they provide and what they charge.   When you compare be sure to ask about whether they assess a 'Granny Tax'  and what assurance you can have about how much it might increase.   At MBCC the answer is easy ---- there is No Granny Tax here!      

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