The Jewish Home is an established leader in creating specialized Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia communities. There are dementia communities within our residential skilled nursing homes at our Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester campuses.
The foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia care at Jewish Home is the Norma and Joseph Saul Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Special Care Unit in the Bronx. The center has been nationally acclaimed for its unique approach to caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Dementia special care communities are based on the concept that environment is perhaps the most significant factor affecting the daily lives of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
The dementia community provides space that is:
It offers familiar frames of reference, reduces confusion and permits the freedom to move about in a safe, unrestricted space.
Within each community, staff create programs desgned to:
- promote each resident’s abilities
- minimize the stress that can aggravate confusion
- maximize physical and cognitive capabilities
Communities offer group therapy sessions to promote wellness and decrease behavioral disturbances. Music, visual imagery, exercise and other techniques stimulate senses and foster a positive sense of empowerment for residents.
Arts and alternative therapies such as: yoga, tai-chi, aroma therapy, music, art and drama therapy are used extensively in a holistic approach to caring.
Staff, family members and caregivers are invited to take part in programs offered in the Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Special Care communities.
For further information regarding these special care residences please contact:
New York, New York 10025
Bronx, New York 10468
Mamaroneck, New York 10543