Designed especially for Assisted Living residents needing memory care, the Memory Care program provides a safe, secure and home-like environment for residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
Masonicare at Ashlar Village in Wallingford and Masonicare at Mystic each offers this special memory support community. With a commitment to honor each individual as unique and respected, the specially trained Masonicare team works to create a supportive environment of dignity, kindness and safety. Our Memory Care neighborhoods create a home-like environment with plenty of room to move about while having the privacy of one’s own studio apartment with a private bath.
The Masonicare Difference is the availability of Long Term Memory Care and Behavioral Health Hospital at our Masonicare Health Center. When a parent, spouse or family member needs more care than can be provided at the Assisted Living level, a transfer to our Long Term Memory Care can be arranged to suit the resident’s current needs.
Our Behavioral Health Hospital is available for any acute episodes where a resident may need some medical intervention or a medication adjustment. Our specialized program works with seniors who are experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms or behaviors that interfere with regular care. Our therapeutic program works with the individual resident to achieve a stable baseline and return to their home.
Masonicare Communities with Memory Care:
Memory Care services include:
- Three nutritionally balanced meals each day
- Utilities (excluding phone and cable)
- Weekly housekeeping
- Weekly linen and towel service
- Transportation to medical appointments within a 15-mile radius
- Transportation to local shopping on a routine schedule
- Daily exercise programs
- Stimulating social/recreational/therapeutic memory care activities
- 24-hour emergency call (wrist or pendant call)
- 24-hour resident care staff in the building
- 24-hour security on campus
- Medication management (refills, pre-pours and reminders)
- Personal laundry
- Escorting and cueing
- Assistance with personal care
- Safety checks
- Incontinence care
- Peace of mind: 24 hours, 7 days a week nursing available
Four Key Tenets of Memory Care Services
Growth and Engagement
The specially trained staff at Masonicare takes the time to pause, affirm and validate each and every resident. Our team also creates partnerships with families who are invited to join in when they come to visit.
Holistic and Comprehensive Wellness
Masonicare provides comprehensive “mind, body and spirit” support that includes nutritious meals with specially modified menus. There are also on-site physicians and clinicians, individualized care plans that emphasize fall prevention and spiritual services.
The team-based philosophy of support and high standards at Masonicare aims to make every interaction a positive emotional memory. Compassionate, highly trained staff is onsite 24 hours a day.
Masonicare believes that in addition to state-of-the-art safety and security, our memory care neighborhoods should also provide warmth, comfort, and beauty—utilizing, for example, pleasing color, engaging common areas and natural light.