NewBridge on the Charles offers the Gilda and Alfred A. Slifka Memory Care Assisted Living Residences to seniors with memory loss from dementia and Alzheimer’s 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. Our Memory Care Assisted Living Residences 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. Residents move to our Memory Care residences directly from the community as well as from other residences on the NewBridge campus.
Individual Attention, Maximum Support
Each resident benefits from the close attention of our management team and staff. Prior to a new resident joining our community, we learn from families about each individual in detail—their history, talents, preferences, and goals—and work collaboratively to develop an enriching and meaningful memory care assisted living experience. We also meet with each resident and their family every six months to ensure all their needs are being met.
NewBridge on the Charles offers eight 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 well-being. A large enclosed courtyard and another secure garden area provide safe access to the outdoors. Original works of art throughout stimulates the mind and senses.
A Whole Neighborhood—and Medical Practice—on One Campus
One of the many benefits we offer is the convenience of staying right on campus when you have medical appointments. Residents may choose to join the HSL Medical Clinic at NewBridge, our onsite primary care 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 fitness center, art studio, beauty salon, kosher bistro, coffee shop, ice cream parlor and walking trails. Most uniquely, we share our campus with a K-8 day school. Our intergenerational programs provide residents with frequent and meaningful interaction with children and young adults.