Hingham, MA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013
In less than two months, Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group expects to open a New Memory Care Neighborhood at the family-owned company’s Allerton House Assisted Living Community in Hingham, on the South Shore of Massachusetts. The Centers for Disease Control places the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease at 5.4 million. By the year 2050, that number is expected to mushroom – to 16 million.
Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic, progressive memory disorder, characterized, in its earliest stages by a modest loss in the ability to remember. In the latter stages of the disease, Alzheimer’s can inhibit an individual’s ability to converse, carry out daily tasks and interact with the world around them.
The new Memory Care Program will feature a total of 13 rental apartments - 10 studio apartments and three companion suites within a secure new program. A dedicated program director and enrichment coordinator are key components of the program. Care is overseen by a resident services director.
Other features of the program will include:
The New Memory Care Program at Allerton House in Hingham, MA will follow the Alzheimer’s Association Habilitation Therapy Methods. In anticipation of the fall opening, the community is holding a series of free programs related to issues surrounding memory loss. On Thursday, August 1, at 5:30 PM, a free Dinner Presentation at Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham will feature Dementia Care Expert Bonnie Haley, LSW, talking about care options for individuals living with a memory disorder. To make a reservation call: 888-483-0563.
Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group owns and manages Allerton House at Harbor Park Assisted Living Community in Hingham, MA, which is part of a continuum of care campus that includes not only assisted living, but short-rehabilitation and long-term care at Harbor House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, an adult day memory care program and in early October, the new Assisted Living Memory Care program. Visit online: http://www.welchrhg.com