Alzheimer’s and related dementias steal parts of our loved ones, but who they are and who they have been remains deeply rooted. Our Alzheimer’s/dementia program is a Certified Dementia Special Care unit as designated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Longmeadow House Memory Care Neighborhood
Our specialized memory care program focuses on each of our residents as individuals, respecting their personal histories, preferences and routines for the best possible quality of life. Our 46-bed unit features furnished spacious private and semi-private rooms, with plenty of room for familiar furniture from home.
Overlooking Franconia Golf Course, Longmeadow House has a beautiful enclosed courtyard for enjoying nature and two dining/activities rooms – our main dining room, the Sunshine Room, and the Gathering Place, for residents needing supervision and assistance with dining.
Memory Care Lifestyle
At East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center, we follow the habilitation approach to memory care, joining residents within their reality for happier, more successful days.
Meals are served restaurant style with alternative menu options, and our staff learn resident preferences to encourage positive dining experiences. Snacks and hydration options are always available to support optimal health.
Engaging Activities Programming
Our memory care program Activities Director is supported by full-time activities staff and focuses on providing enhanced activities to accommodate resident interests and personal schedules. Hands-on activities from early morning into the evening provide opportunities for engagement and connection, with familiar activities such as gardening, cooking, brain teasers, and even karaoke. Our full calendar of activities typically includes:
- Gentle exercises such as morning stretch, balloon volley and armchair yoga
- Arts and crafts and coloring
- Folding and sorting
- Cooking and baking
- Horse shoes and ring toss
- Spiritual services
- Coffee socials
- Sensory videos
- Makeup and manicures
- Memory reflections