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The Kensington, a new enhanced assisted living and memory care residence in downtown White Plains, has announced a partnership with White Plains Hospital to provide training and education for its staff in the caring of residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Provided by the Hospital’s Senior Services Department, the Partnerships in Dementia program seeks to educate professional caregivers on best practices, enabling them to consistently provide enriching, engaging and purposeful care for the person diagnosed while reducing the challenges for themselves.

In addition, The Kensington has announced that Raj Buddhavarapu, MD, Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Care for White Plains Hospital, will provide geriatric care services for its residents.

“The Kensington is pleased to expand its relationship with White Plains Hospital in providing the most comprehensive level of professional care for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s,” said Celina B. Watson, R.N, B.S.N., Executive Director of The Kensington.

The Kensington’s Memory Care program provides care in two specially designed “neighborhoods” which are ideal for those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. The Connections Neighborhood is for those with early- to-mid-stage memory loss while the Haven Neighborhood is designed for those with mid-to late-stage loss and is secured to enhance safety. The Kensington is the only assisted living facility in the county to offer two separate floors for memory care. It is also one of the few assisted living facilities in the area with an enhanced license from the state which allows it to provide skilled nursing care on site 24/7.

Located at 100 Maple Avenue just one block from White Plains Hospital, The Kensington features 87 attractively designed suites with a wealth of amenities and services in an elegant and comfortable setting. As an enhanced assisted living residence, The Kensington offers licensed nursing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, plus a full spectrum of clinical support including skilled care.

The exceptional health care services offered at The Kensington include primary care managers for personalized attention to daily needs, monthly health and wellness assessments, medication, diabetes and continence management programs and specialized diets. In addition its on-site physician office, The Kensington also has on-site rehabilitation facilities as well exercise and fitness programs and art classes.

Residents at The Kensington enjoy fine dining with meals attended by wait staff with open seating times, table linens, china and crystal. A café is stocked with snacks, fresh fruits and beverages at all times. Residents can also enjoy daily cocktail hour and afternoon tea. Other outstanding amenities include outdoor terraces and patios; Wi-Fi access; beauty salon, billiard room, library and art room. Residents receive weekly laundry, dry cleaning and linen services.  The Kensington offers a variety of suite styles, with options for private or companion living.

The Kensington was developed by Fountain Square Development and is operated by Kensington Senior Living, both of Reston, VA.  For more information about The Kensington, call (914) 390-0080.