What is the difference between a traditional assisted living versus a memory care residence?
Traditional assisted living provides assistance with daily activities such as medication management, bathing and dressing, but with minimal supervision. Memory support residences cater to individuals living with such cognitive disabilities as Alzheimer’s and dementia. The personalized support services of both types of assisted livings enable residents to live in a safe environment while still maintaining a level of independence. Safety is paramount. For memory support residents, our highly skilled staff helps with managing cognitive issues as well as providing sensory stimulation and activities designed to nurture and engage.
Who is eligible to live in the memory support assisted living residences in Chelsea and Peabody?
Seniors living with physical or cognitive limitations who need special programming for success, such as those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
How do I know if a loved one is experiencing actual memory loss or is just a little forgetful?
Some warning signs of dementia: repeating questions or statements, multiple phone calls with the same questions, wandering away from home, forgetting to do things, leaving the stove on, or frequently misplacing items. Meeting with the senior’s primary care physician is often a good starting place.
Will there be medical care available?
There are wellness nurses on staff seven days a week and as well as a Resident Care Director, who oversees all aspects of care, including medication assistance and communication with family. Nurses are available from 6am to 10pm and the Resident Care Director from 9am-5pm. In addition, all residents have access to on-site visiting nurse practitioners and physicians, although residents have the option of keeping their own primary care physician.
What should families look for on a memory care tour?
It’s vital that the family and resident feel at home in a specialized assisted livingNote the safety features in place. Always ask as many questions as possible! References are an important part of the process -- it helps to talk with other families whose loved ones live or have lived in the assisted living.
What if I need more services than those provided at the assisted living residences?
Chelsea Jewish Lifecare offers a continuum of support that is always readily available to residents. This is a huge advantage of being part of the Chelsea Jewish family. These services can be easily accessed whenever a resident needs additional support. Our affiliate agencies include: Chelsea Jewish Visiting Nurse Agency; short-term transitional care and extended programs of medical management. Leonard Florence Center for Living and Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home; skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services. Shapiro-Rudolph Adult Day Health Center; a safe and secure program for individuals who need additional help during the day. Chelsea Jewish Aging Life Care; a program to help seniors and their families explore the different types of support services. Chelsea Jewish Hospice and Palliative Care; compassionate care and resources for individuals and families.
Traditional assisted living provides assistance with daily activities such as medication management, bathing and dressing, but with minimal supervision. Memory support residences cater to individuals living with such cognitive disabilities as Alzheimer’s and dementia. The personalized support services of both types of assisted livings enable residents to live in a safe environment while still maintaining a level of independence. Safety is paramount. For memory support residents, our highly skilled staff helps with managing cognitive issues as well as providing sensory stimulation and activities designed to nurture and engage.
Seniors living with physical or cognitive limitations who need special programming for success, such as those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Some warning signs of dementia: repeating questions or statements, multiple phone calls with the same questions, wandering away from home, forgetting to do things, leaving the stove on, or frequently misplacing items. Meeting with the senior’s primary care physician is often a good starting place.
There are wellness nurses on staff seven days a week and as well as a Resident Care Director, who oversees all aspects of care, including medication assistance and communication with family. Nurses are available from 6am to 10pm and the Resident Care Director from 9am-5pm. In addition, all residents have access to on-site visiting nurse practitioners and physicians, although residents have the option of keeping their own primary care physician.
It’s vital that the family and resident feel at home in a specialized assisted livingNote the safety features in place. Always ask as many questions as possible! References are an important part of the process -- it helps to talk with other families whose loved ones live or have lived in the assisted living.
Chelsea Jewish Lifecare offers a continuum of support that is always readily available to residents. This is a huge advantage of being part of the Chelsea Jewish family. These services can be easily accessed whenever a resident needs additional support. Our affiliate agencies include: Chelsea Jewish Visiting Nurse Agency; short-term transitional care and extended programs of medical management. Leonard Florence Center for Living and Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home; skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services. Shapiro-Rudolph Adult Day Health Center; a safe and secure program for individuals who need additional help during the day. Chelsea Jewish Aging Life Care; a program to help seniors and their families explore the different types of support services. Chelsea Jewish Hospice and Palliative Care; compassionate care and resources for individuals and families.

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Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150
617-887-0826
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