November 30, 2016

New Addition Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Join Us to Celebrate the Opening of Our New Neighborhood Addition

Only two years after opening our doors to welcome seniors with Alzheimer's, dementia, and other memory impairments, we are opening a new 28-bed addition to the current community in Lewisburg this winter.   A ribbon cutting and open house is being held to celebrate the completion of this new addition.

Thursday, December 15th
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 4 p.m.
Open House: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

327 Farley Circle, Lewisburg

The community is invited to attend the open house for tours of the new neighborhood and to learn more about the services we provide and to meet our care providers. Light refreshments will be served.

The current neighborhood, which houses 34 residents, has been at full capacity not long after opening in January 2015, with a waiting list sometimes as long as 15 people. “You can't imagine how difficult it has been not be able to accept everyone who needs our care,” said President/CEO, Colleen Fritz, RN, PCHA. “This second neighborhood will allow us to extend the care we provide to seniors who need and deserve to be in a community that is best suited for their specific needs”, she continued.

Mirroring the current facility, the new 16,000 sq. ft. addition features an innovative building design to create a calm, safe, and engaging environment. In addition to the resident suites, the new neighborhood also houses a dining area, private dining room, activity room, sunroom, beauty salon, and office/conference areas. The two neighborhoods share an enclosed courtyard and garden.

Designed to provide a safe, yet independent living environment for seniors with memory impairments such as Alzheimer's and dementia, Heritage Springs is unlike traditional assisted living and long-term care facilities. To begin with, the physical design and layout of the neighborhoods allow residents to safely wander, which is common among seniors with memory impairments. Other building features like memory boxes and use of varying colors/materials help provide memory cues. Other advantages of Heritage Springs Memory Care include their staff and programming. All employees are specially trained and certified to provide the highest level of care and compassion to the residents. Staff members also receive ongoing, extensive training each year to equip them with the latest techniques and practices for handling specific dementia care challenges. The program, designed specifically for memory care, includes daily routines to create familiar environments, and activities and social opportunities that engage the residents and provide cognitive stimulation. In addition, Heritage Springs Memory Care understands what a difficult time it is for everyone involved. Support staff is always available to help family members understand and cope with the changes they and their loved one may be going through.

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