Construction Begins in June for Welch Group’s New Assisted Living Memory Care Unit at Allerton House in Hingham, MA

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Construction is expected to begin in early June for the new secure Memory Care Unit at Allerton House Assisted Living in Hingham. The Memory Care Program at Allerton House Assisted Living is designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder.

New Assisted Living Memory Care unit to open Fall 2013, at Welch Group's Allerton House in Hingham MA

The new program at Allerton House in Hingham will offer twice the number of activities as recommended by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Construction is expected to begin in early June for the new secure Memory Care Unit at Allerton House Assisted Living in Hingham. The Memory Care Program at Allerton House Assisted Living is designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder.

The new unit is designed to meet the needs of an aging population. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that five million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, according to the latest Census Survey for the Town of Hingham 14 % of the population is 65 or older.

In addition to following the guidelines for the Alzheimer’s Association Habilitation Therapy Methods, the new program at Allerton House in Hingham will offer twice the number of activities as recommended by the Alzheimer’s Association. Intergenerational programs at the adult day memory care program at Harbor House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, which is on the same campus as the New Memory Care Program, bring together memory care residents and children in meaningful ways. Other unique program features of the new memory care unit include programs involving visiting artists and musicians and a series of upcoming summer concerts.

Services and amenities of the new memory care rental unit include 10 studio apartments and three companion suites. The community is nestled among the pines in Hingham, MA, not far from the harbor, and is known for its beautiful walking paths and views of country gardens. The program will feature a dedicated program director and enrichment coordinator. A dedicated, dementia trained team will be available 24 hours a day. Support and education for families will be provided.

Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group owns and manages Allerton House Assisted Living Community at Harbor Park in Hingham, MA, which is part of a continuum of care that will include the new memory care unit, slated to open in the fall of 2013, and currently includes Harbor House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, which provides high-level rehabilitative, medical, and skilled nursing care on a short- or long-term basis and the Adult Day Memory Care Program at Harbor House For more information visit: http://www.welchhrg.com

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