Coming Soon: Peace of Mind for South Shore Seniors and Their Families
Compassionate Care for All Stages of Memory Loss Coming to Pembroke, MA in Fall 2017
Currently under construction, Bridges® by EPOCH at Pembroke will be a safe haven for area seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. As in our sister communities, our compassionate, dementia-trained associates, state-of-the-art design and specialized Bridges® programming will come together to add more meaning and joy to our residents’ daily lives while supporting their independence with dignity and respect.
Our warm, welcoming community will comprise small, self-contained households, each staffed by its own team of highly trained professionals who understand the unique challenges of caring for people with memory loss and – just as importantly – how to handle them with patience and kindness. Bridges® by EPOCH households have fewer than 20 private or companion memory care suites, creating an intimate, familiar living space that builds strong bonds and trusting relationships between residents and associates.
Bridges® by EPOCH at Pembroke’s smart design will allow people with memory loss to safely and confidently explore their households (including secure, outdoor courtyards) and move about as they wish.
Our architectural design strategy includes specific lighting and color schemes proven to reduce anxiety, easy-to-navigate hallways and directional cues to reduce confusion, and camouflaged exits and high-tech safety features to prevent wandering.
Bridges® Programming for Physical, Mental and Emotional Well-Being
Bridges® by EPOCH at Pembroke’s residents will thrive with our highly specialized Bridges® memory care and wellness program. Developed with internationally renowned Alzheimer’s disease expert Joyce Simard, the resident-centered Bridges® approach to memory care does not focus on what the person can no longer do but on maintaining the skills and abilities that remain. To be successful, this approach requires that all Bridges® staff members truly get to know each resident – their likes, dislikes, dietary needs and preferences, hobbies, behavioral triggers, current physical and cognitive abilities – and receive ongoing dementia training in order to create the most engaging and efficient blend of expert-recommended exercises and activities, care techniques, sensory therapies and interactive technologies that will create happy, meaningful moments for a particular individual.