Customized Levels of Assisted Living and Memory Care
We offer a level of care that exceeds what traditional assisted living communities can provide. The Kensington White Plains obtained an enhanced assisted living license. Acuity care levels and individual needs are met with this licensing, and The Kensington’s approach.
Because we empathize with residents and their loved ones who are confronting the challenges of memory loss, we additionally offer a thoughtfully designed memory care program. Each team member has specialized training in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We believe the degree of memory loss is an important consideration when providing memory care, so we offer two “neighborhoods” our residents call home.
We believe the best care is provided when we help residents to “age in place”, which the two neighborhoods enhance. Both neighborhoods are cozy, intimate and secure, staffed by professionals trained to meet them where they are.
This is our neighborhood for early to middle stage Alzheimer’s and dementia care. It’s located on the 4th floor, and designed specifically for residents who are showing increasing signs of memory loss, but still retain a large degree of independence. Our goal is to help residents be independently engaged in activities that give meaning and purpose to their lives.
Connections provides a fully secured environment to maximize safety, in an intimate, homelike living space that fosters calm and comfort. Our outdoor terrace enables residents to freely enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Here we offer wander management technology to manage their whereabouts while they move about freely. In this neighborhood, we maintain a caregiver-to-resident ratio of 1:6 – or one care provider for every six residents.
Located on the 5th floor, Haven is our neighborhood for middle to late stage Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Residents may be experiencing difficulty recognizing family and friends, organizing thoughts and managing the activities of daily living. They may require assistance to maintain appearance and good hygiene, as well as managing incontinence. Wandering and agitation may become more pronounced.
The neighborhood features an adaptive design, including painted walls and doors, motion sensors, specially designed carpet and memory boxes, to help with recognition and minimize confusion. We also make sure the kitchen is filled with happy sounds and smells of home, such as bread baking, music, laughter, and soft voices to soothe and please the senses.