The month of May is dedicated to appreciating the contributions of older adults.
Hingham MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group of Massachusetts is celebrating Older Americans Month in May with two presentations for adult children whose parents are coping with memory related issues, including Alzheimer’s disease. Older Americans Month has been celebrated in the U.S. each year, since 1963. The month is dedicated to appreciating the contributions of older adults, according to the Administration on Aging, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Nationally recognized Alzheimer’s expert Jolene Brackey will be speaking to adult children and adult caregivers of individuals with memory care issues on May 8 at 5:15 PM at Allerton House Assisted Living in Hingham, MA and on May 9 at 5:30 PM at the Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield, MA. Brackey takes program participants through a series of exercises designed to assist family caregivers in creating joyful moments when caring for a loved one with memory loss.
An estimated 5 million people age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Last year more than 15 million family and friends provided care to these individuals. The Association estimates nearly 15 percent of these caregivers are providing the care long-distance –an hour or more away from their loved ones.
To keep up with the demand for memory care services in a residential setting, Allerton House Assisted Living in Hingham will open a new secure unit in the fall of 2013. The goal of the specialized memory care programs and secure units within Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group is to provide the highest quality of care, to maintain an individual’s optimal level of functioning independence and to maintain the highest quality of life possible.
The Memory Care neighborhood will feature a secure unit with 13 rental apartments, including 10 studios and three companion suites. The Memory Care Program at Allerton House Assisted Living in Hingham is part of a continuum of care that includes traditional assisted living at Allerton House, short-term and long-term rehabilitation at Harbor House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and the Adult Day Memory Care Program at Harbor House – all on the same Hingham campus. The Village at Proprietors Green, a senior living community in Marshfield offers independent living, assisted living, and assisted living memory care.
Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group is a trusted family-owned senior services company. For over 60 years, the Welch Group has been a leading provider of rehabilitation, skilled nursing, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care, assisted living and independent living options, adult day health and home care services in Massachusetts. For more information on memory care housing and services at Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group visit online at http://www.welchhrg.com