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Learn About Care Options for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Our lives are composed of memories; Memories of laughter with friends, family gatherings, holiday dinners, special milestone occasions, and hard obstacles overcome. So when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it can feel overwhelming. The truth is that a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is life-altering for everyone involved – not just the family member with the diagnosis. 

Do you have questions about Alzheimer’s?

Are you curious about innovative care and therapy options?

Maybe you just want to visit and experience a memory care community to better understand future options?

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes difficulty with memory, thinking, and behavior. In fact, it is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 percent to 80 percent of all cases. As a progressive disease, with symptoms worsening over time, Alzheimer’s has no cure at this time. However, we can still work to improve the quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones.

Whether your loved one is suffering from early-, middle-, or advanced-stage Alzheimer’s disease, the Kensington provides the right specialized treatment, tools, environment, and compassion necessary to provide each individual the support they need. We love and care for your family as we do our own.

Have questions? Contact us today to learn more or schedule a tour!

What are the stages of Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages — mild (early stage), moderate (middle stage), and severe (late stage). Since Alzheimer’s affects people in different ways, the timing and severity of dementia symptoms varies as each person progresses through the stages of Alzheimer’s differently.

What are the main causes of Alzheimer’s?

While the exact causes of Alzheimer’s disease aren’t fully understood, scientists believe that for most people Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the brain over time.

Less than 1 percent of the time, Alzheimer’s is caused by specific genetic changes that virtually guarantee a person will develop the disease. These rare occurrences usually result in disease onset in middle age.

We love and care for your family as we do our own.

The Kensington at White Plains, a Dedicated Memory Care Community

At the Kensington in White Plains, we understand the challenges and questions that come with Alzheimer’s and memory loss and we treat our residents with the utmost respect and dignity. We love and care for your family as we do our own. We recognize that the family is an essential part of this journey. That’s why we have thoughtfully designed a state-of-the-art, personalized memory care program that benefits all types of resident and family situations. 

With an exceptionally high staff-to-resident ratio, we can offer highly individualized, comfortable, and peaceful care by providing your loved one with the following loving support:

  • Licensed nurse on-site 24/7
  • Dedicated Director of Memory Care
  • Specialized Memory Care team
    • Full-time Memory Care Supervisor
    • Director of Nursing Services
  • Comprehensively trained caregivers and staff
  • Psychological and psychiatric services
  • On-site physical, occupational and speech therapies onsite
  • Director of Family Services

We believe in supporting our residents’ strengths and discovering unique ways to find the beauty in each moment.

We believe that each resident is truly valuable and important – regardless of the severity of his or her memory loss. That’s why we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all care. Instead, we cater to each individual. We provide individual services such as:

  • Extensive support programs
    • Wheelchair assistance
    • Two-person or three-person assists
    • Wound care
    • Hospice
  • Medication and diabetes management 
  • Rehabilitation
    • Physical
    • Occupational
    • Speech
  • Accommodation of special diets all overseen by a registered dietitian
    • Diabetic
    • Renal
    • Gluten-free
    • Vegetarian
    • Open seating with table linens and Fiestaware
    • Hydration program
    • Focus on healthy meals that include foods high in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and B complex vitamins
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State-of-the-Art Alzheimer’s Therapies

The Kensington is a special memory care community, we create individualized service plans that are tailored to each resident based upon their individual desires and needs – not only physical, but also cognitive, and spiritual, as we believe each to be of equal importance. To enrich our residents’ lives we offer:

  • Regular family nights
  • Regular support groups facilitated by our Director of Family Services
  • Art and music therapy
  • Pocket Programming (Specialized small-group activities)

Specialized Memory Care Communities

We believe that each resident deserves to live in a community that is best for them and their individual degree of memory loss. To ensure that our residents receive the most positive and appropriate care for their personal circumstances, we distinguish our community into two different “neighborhoods.”

The Connections Neighborhood

Connections is designed for residents who are experiencing early-to-middle stages of Alzheimer’s, and provides an intimate and comfortable environment. As such, the neighborhood is made to care for those who are showing increasing signs of memory loss. 

  • Anxiety
  • Fear of getting lost
  • Isolation 
  • Depression
  • Decreased confidence
  • Difficulty completing everyday tasks without reminders
  • Agitation and confusion in the later afternoon/early evening (“sun-downing”)

In Connections, we strive to help residents be independently engaged in their interactions and socialization, guiding them to find purpose and meaning each and every day. We stay attuned to our residents’ maximum cognitive abilities and recall in order to make the most of their strengths and abilities, supporting them and their families. 

  • Structure and routine for each day
  • Fully secured
  • Comfortable home-like spaces, filled with sounds and smells found in our homes such as laughter, music, pets, and baking
  • Areas for fresh air and sunshine
  • Pets welcome
  • Resources to monitor whereabouts

The Haven Neighborhood

Designed for those residents who are showing more advanced signs of memory loss, Haven provides peace and security for those with middle-to-late stages of Alzheimer’s. 

  • Difficulty identifying family and friends
  • Difficulty managing daily activities
  • Difficulty maintaining good hygiene
  • Agitation and confusion in the later afternoon/early evening (“sun-downing”)

Since these individuals require more assistance and an increased level of care, we strive to create a safe and calming space with minimal agitation and an abundance of compassion. 

 

  • Structure and routine for each day
  • Fully secured
  • Resources to monitor whereabouts
  • Comfortable home-like spaces, filled with sounds and smells found in our homes such as laughter, music, pets, and baking
  • Pets welcome
  • Lots of natural light and areas for fresh air
  • Adaptive design features (to help with recognition)

 

 

 

 

 

We Love and Care for Your Family As We Do Our Own

Though Alzheimer’s can be a tough journey, it is one that your family doesn’t need to go through alone. At the Kensington, we are proud to serve as your caregiver-partner so that your time spent with your loved one can be more enjoyable. We encourage family and friends to come visit your loved one as often as possible, though you can rest assured knowing that when you are not here, your loved one is in compassionate, capable, and professional hands. 

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and is facing memory loss – no matter the stage – the Kensington is here to help.

A Community Centered on Loving Care

Where your loved one can feel at home, with exceptional care from a family of staff.

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