The New York Department of Health (NY DOH) has issued visitor guidance for adult care facilities that meet specific benchmarks and are able to develop a plan for visits. A criteria of the NY DOH guidance is to share a copy of the visitor plan publically. Please refer to Brookdale's Visitor Policy Information for specific visitor guidance for the communities once they meet the DOH criteria.
Memory loss doesn’t have to mean all is lost. If you and your family are looking for memory care and support, Brookdale Ithaca can help. Our Alzheimer's and dementia care community, also known as Clare Bridge, is rooted in a person-centered approach. That means we help our residents find a sense of belonging and purpose while also helping them preserve who they are.
We are also adding a new Clare Bridge Crossings program in a new wing which is designed for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia. This program can be a stepping stone between assisted living and our Clare Bridge program. Residents stay engaged with a gentle daily structure of planned activities like dancing and watercolor art classes to help them maintain their abilities and encourage the use of their current skills. And with several floor plans to choose from, you and your family will be able to find just the right studio apartment to call home. Best of all, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that trained staff is on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be alerted to an emergency.
Memory Care at Brookdale Ithaca
We are committed to building person-centered partnerships with your loved one through consistent care assignments whenever possible to help them feel well-known. Whether it’s our Crossings program for early stages of dementia, Clare Bridge program for mid to late stages of dementia or our Solace program for the advanced stages of dementia, we have meaningful programs with the compassionate care you and your family need. Here are some of the programs and services we offer:
Clare Bridge is our exclusive brand of dementia care created more than 30 years ago.
Clare Bridge Crossings program is designed to meet the needs of seniors in the early stages of dementia.
Clare Bridge Solace is designed to meet the special needs of residents in the advanced stages of dementia.
ActivitiesHere, your loved one could enjoy spending sunny days outside in our large courtyard with gardens and walking paths, or meet up with friends in the game room to work on a puzzle. Or maybe they’ll partake in devotional services, movie night and fun social events like lemonade socials. Residents also enjoy InTouch which brings the outside world in with an intuitively designed touch-screen computer. With easy-to-use, picture-screen prompts, your family member can launch a virtual world of discovery.
DiningWe use mealtime as an opportunity to create a sense of belonging and offer healthy menu choices. After all, dining is one of life's greatest pleasures, and we strive to create dining experiences that go beyond flavorful flare for your loved one. Our residents enjoy an award-winning dining program that includes dementia-friendly menus with familiar and easy-to-manage selections and small dining rooms with consistent pre-selected seating. We also assist in full engagement in the dining process regardless of the level of dementia.
Our memory care program is deeply rooted in a person-centered approach. We offer the necessary resources and nurturing staff to care for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Community Living Room
Memory Care at Brookdale
A person-centered approach