Memory Care

Memory loss is life-changing for all involved – your family, as well as your loved one. We understand Alzheimer’s and dementia, and we seek ways to capitalize on resident strengths, despite the deterioration of recall. We help residents and families find ways to enjoy the beauty of special times, even if only for moments at a time. We honor the past, savor the present, and look toward making the times that lie ahead manageable, comfortable, and ultimately, peaceful.

Specialized Care for a Very Special Person –
Your Loved One

The goal at Kensington Park Senior Living is to help each resident live independently as long as they are able. We assist in the process by providing care customized to your loved one’s level of memory loss. It’s care in which we offer assistance where needed but step back to encourage his or her sense of independence.

Groves Garden provides secure outdoor space for memory impaired residents to enjoy at Kensington Park Senior Living near Washington DC

In addition to around the clock loving care and support, we also provide relevant clinical services. This includes a full-time Registered Nurse who coordinates the comprehensive nursing and medical care of each resident. In addition, we have licensed nurses on staff 24/7, as well as primary care managers available to provide medication/diabetes management, including injections. We accommodate residents with late-stage Alzheimer’s disease, and also welcome very frail residents who might not be accepted at other facilities.

Sign at the main entrance to The Groves memory care neighborhood at Kensington Park Senior Living

When needed, we also offer on-site rehabilitation services through our partnership with Genesis Rehab. You can have the peace of mind and confidence in knowing that your loved one is being cared for by capable, professional hands at all times.

But the best therapy of all is keeping families close at hand. We encourage family and friends to visit as often as possible and to lean on us for support whenever necessary. We know that by sharing caregiving responsibility, families are able to enjoy the pleasure of time spent together.

We also offer The Kensington Club, available to loved ones prior to joining us in one of our memory care neighborhoods. It’s a bridge to the next level of care, designed especially for assisted living residents when mild forgetfulness has begun to interfere with a resident’s daily life.

And for loved ones who are in need of help but not quite ready to move to our community, we offer our Kensington At Home program. It’s a licensed home health care provider, that offers a similar level of care, but delivered to your loved one’s apartment. Care providers include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified medication technicians, and certified nursing assistants, all available for as much or as little time as is needed.

If you have questions about the care our team at Kensington Park Senior Living can provide, please don’t wait to get in touch with us.

Two “Neighborhoods” for Customized Levels of Memory Care

Because we empathize with residents and their loved ones who are confronting the challenges of memory loss, we offer a thoughtfully designed memory care program geared towards the whole family. We believe the degree of memory loss is an important consideration when providing memory care. We offer two “neighborhoods”, each customized to meet different levels of memory loss. Your loved one can live in our Connections neighborhood or our Haven neighborhood for more advanced memory loss.

We believe the best care is provided when we help residents to “age in place”, which the
two neighborhoods enhance. Both neighborhoods are cozy, intimate, secure, and staffed by professionals trained to meet residents where they are.

Connections

This is our neighborhood for early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia care. It’s designed specifically for residents who are showing increasing signs of memory loss but still retain a large degree of independence. Our goal is to help residents stay engaged in activities that give meaning and purpose to their lives.

Your loved one may be experiencing increased anxiety, fear of getting lost, isolation, and even depression. They may be having difficulty with daily tasks without reminders, causing them to become frustrated and to lose confidence. They may also wander and become agitated in the late afternoon or early evening, as the sun goes down.

Connections provides a fully secured environment to maximize safety, in an intimate, homelike living space that fosters calm and comfort. The neighborhood has porches, a patio, and garden areas to enable residents to freely enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Here we offer wander management technology to manage their whereabouts while they move about freely.

Haven

This is our neighborhood for middle to late stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Residents may be experiencing difficulty recognizing family and friends, organizing thoughts, and managing the activities of daily living. They may require assistance to maintain appearance and good hygiene, while wandering and agitation may become more pronounced.

Haven residents in this neighborhood receive a higher level of assistance and care. Our goal is to maximize comfort, minimize agitation, and soothe compassionately. We also strive to offer residents opportunities to become involved in ways that are meaningful.

The neighborhood provides cozy and intimate living spaces that enable residents to explore safely and freely. Residents will enjoy abundant natural light and a fully secure outdoor terrace to create a cheerful environment.

The neighborhood features an adaptive design, including painted walls and doors, motion sensors, and specially designed carpet and memory boxes to help with recognition and minimize confusion. We also make sure the kitchen is filled with happy sounds and smells of home, such as bread baking, music, laughter, and soft voices to soothe and please the senses.

Four Floor Plans for You to Choose From

You and your loved one can select one of three luxury suite floor plans available in either neighborhood to best fit your loved one’s needs and preferences. You can select single or companion living, and pets are always welcome as members of The Kensington Family.

Stop by Kensington Park or contact our team to see and experience the higher level of personal care your loved one needs and deserves.

Alzheimer's & Dementia

Alzheimer's & Dementia

Although we understand the general patterns of Alzheimer’s and dementia, we seek ways to capitalize on resident strengths, despite deterioration of recall. We help residents and families find ways to enjoy the beauty of special times, even if only moments. We honor the past, savor the present and look toward making the times that lie ahead manageable, comfortable and ultimately, peaceful.

We believe the degree of memory loss is an important consideration when providing memory care so we offer two “neighborhoods” our residents call home. Read more about our Connections and Haven neighborhoods…

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The Kensington Club

The Kensington Club

The Kensington Club is a specialized memory program geared to addressing mild forgetfulness that has begun to interfere with a resident’s daily life.

We honor the past, savor the present and look toward making times that lie ahead manageable & comfortable.

With age, most people will likely forget a name, a special occasion or where they left their keys. This is normal. But if they begin to routinely forget information that used to be easy to recall, make unsound decisions, lose a sense of time or get confused completing complex tasks that have multiple steps, then it is time to pay closer attention. Frequent and obvious forgetfulness could be a warning that serious memory loss is developing.

The Kensington Club provides loving guidance that increases resident confidence, comfort and trust. It features a strong relationship-building focus, group support from other members, music and family support resources. It is a bridge to the next level of care (Connections), where we accompany residents all along the way.

Connections

Connections

Early to Middle Stage Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Connections is a cozy, intimate neighborhood for residents with the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia and is designed for residents who are showing increasing signs of memory loss. Our goal in the Connections neighborhood is to help residents be independently engaged in activities that give meaning and purpose to their days. We assess residents’ maximum cognitive ability and recall. Then, we “meet them where they are” and make the most of their strengths.

The Connections Resident

  • Is in early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • May be experiencing increased anxiety, fear of getting lost, isolation, and depression.
  • May be having difficulty with daily tasks without reminders, creating frustration and confidence loss.
  • May wander and become agitated in the late afternoon/early evening due to sun-downing.

The Connections Neighborhood

  • Fully secured environment to maximize safety.
  • Intimate, home-like living spaces to foster calm and comfort.
  • Porches, patio and garden areas to enable residents to freely enjoy fresh air and sunshine.
  • Pets welcome to provide unconditional love.
  • Wander management technology to monitor resident whereabouts.

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Haven

Haven

Middle to Late Stage Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Haven is a soothing and peaceful neighborhood for residents with the middle to late stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia and designed for residents who are showing more advanced signs of memory loss. Haven residents need a higher level of assistance and care, so our goal is to maximize comfort, minimize agitation and soothe compassionately. We strive to offer residents opportunities to become involved in ways that are meaningful.

The Haven Resident

  • Is in the middle to late stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
  • May be experiencing difficulty recognizing families and friends, organizing thoughts and managing the activities of daily living.
  • May require assistance to maintain appearance and good hygiene and manage incontinence.
  • May wander and become agitated in late afternoon/early evening due to sundowning.

The Haven Neighborhood

  • Fully secured environment to maximize safety.
  • Wander management technology to monitor resident whereabouts.
  • Cozy and intimate living spaces that enable residents to explore safely and freely.
  • Kitchen filled with the happy sounds and smells of home such as bread baking, music, laughter, soft voices to soothe and please the senses.
  • Pets welcome to provide unconditional love.
  • Lots of natural light and a fully secure outdoor terrace to create a cheerful environment.
  • Adaptive design features (painted walls and doors, motion sensors, specially designed carpet, memory boxes) to help with recognition and confusion.

Schedule an Appointment

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