NewBridge on the Charles offers the Gilda and Alfred A. Slifka Memory Care Assisted Living Residences to seniors with memory loss who would benefit from memory care. Just outside of Boston, our nationally renowned program enhances the cognitive abilities of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and/or a related dementia. The Memory Care Assisted Living Residences at NewBridge on the Charles were designed from the ground up to address the needs of those with early stage and mid-stage Alzheimer’s and/or a related dementia.
Individual Attention, Maximum Support
Each Resident benefits from the close attention of our management and staff. In pre-move in meetings with Residents and their families, we learn about each individual in detail – their history, talents, preferences, and goals – and work with them to develop an enriched and meaningful assisted living experience. And, at a minimum of every six months, we meet with each Resident and family to ensure all their needs are being met.
Therapeutic Programming that Focuses on Habilitation
NewBridge on the Charles offers 10 hours of therapeutic programming each day with a strong emphasis on expressive arts therapies. We focus on habilitation – capitalizing and supporting each Resident's remaining abilities – and we offer opportunities for accomplishment, success and joy each day.
Cutting Edge Architectural Design for Seniors with Dementia
The NewBridge Memory Care Assisted Living Residences were built from the ground up based on the latest research into the environmental needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s and/or a related dementia. Color-coding, enhanced lighting, shadow boxes, looped hallways and other design elements enhance a Resident’s sense of wellbeing. A large enclosed courtyard and another secure gardening area provide safe access to the outdoors.
A Whole Neighborhood – and Medical Practice – on one Campus
One of the many benefits we offer is the convenience of not having to travel for medical appointments. Residents may choose to join our onsite physician’s practice of Harvard Medical School-affiliated geriatricians for continuous, coordinated and seamless care. Residents with memory loss and their families also enjoy on-campus amenities that include a gym, art space, salon, kosher deli, coffee shop, ice cream parlor and walking trails. Most uniquely, we share our campus with a K-8 day school and with our multi-generational programs our Residents have frequent interaction with young students.
Situated within a Larger Memory-Care Continuum
Families who choose NewBridge on the Charles have the peace of mind of knowing that our campus also offers a long-term care center with dedicated memory care neighborhoods. However their loved one's disease progresses, they know that our campus will be able to accommodate those needs with minimal disruption.