The way we approach memory care is by focusing on the individual. Our goal is to help our residents maintain their independence for as long as possible. We integrate fun and helpful programs every day, which are designed to help our residents retain their mental functions, be more engaged with the world and enjoy daily satisfaction.
Life at Brookdale Ithaca
Our community features peaceful surroundings and a home-like setting designed to re-create environments people have enjoyed throughout their lives. Interior spaces are scaled and decorated like those of a private home and enclosed walking areas give residents the opportunity to safely explore their surroundings.
Physical and behavioral needs, as well as life history each play integral roles in providing care. Each resident receives an individualized service plan designed to meet their unique needs and to help them feel safe, while adding meaning to their day.
Individuals working with Alzheimer’s and dementia residents must have compassion and understanding. Our staff are carefully selected and trained to manage the challenges associated with dementia.
Our Clare Bridge Dining Program is a unique program designed by a team of specialists to help those with Alzheimer’s and dementia master and enjoy successful dining experiences. It offers dementia-friendly menus, individualized dining assistance, a supportive environment and consistent seating arrangements.
- Pet Friendly
- 24 Hour Security System
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Walking Paths
- Community Kitchen
- Fireside Living Room
- Parking - Surface
- Private Dining Room
- Postal Services
- Computer/Internet Access
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Flat Screen TV
- Community Room (Rental Space)
- Keypad Entry
- Landscaped Grounds
At Brookdale Ithaca, you aren’t just another senior to us. You are a person who deserves to be treated as an individual with specific needs and desires.
Personalized Approach to Memory Care
Maintaining familiar daily routines is important for our Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory care residents. Physical and behavioral needs, as well as life history each play integral roles in the way we care for our seniors. Each resident receives an individualized service plan designed to meet their unique needs and to help them feel safe while adding meaning to their day.
Individuals working with Alzheimer’s and dementia residents must have compassion and understanding. Our staff are carefully selected and trained to manage the challenges associated with dementia. All of our staff receive specialized training that’s based on the latest research, techniques, and approaches. Attendees also receive on-going training in order to continue serving their residents in the best possible way.
At our community, we implement the Clare Bridge Program, which has years of successful experience providing the right kind of care to those with memory loss. Through this program, we offer a Daily Path that provides a gentle structure to each day that targets our residents’ specific needs. It features…
- Morning Mental Workout — Daily late morning mental exercises including discussions, brain stimulating games, and reminiscing.
- Daily Physical Activity — A variety of exercise opportunities including group exercises, walking programs and dancing.
- Daily Life Skills — Individual or group activities that provide a sense of purpose, meaning, and belonging.
- Person Centered Life Enrichment Programming — Activities are designed using the resident’s own social history information as a foundation.
Specialized Dining Program
In addition to the Daily Path, we have a unique and state-of-the-art dining program that was designed by a team of specialists to help our seniors master and enjoy successful dining experiences. The Clare Bridge Dining Program offers dementia-friendly menus, individualized dining assistance, a supportive environment and consistent seating arrangements.
Come Experience Our Community
Not all Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory care services are the same. Come see our programs and care plans in action. Schedule a visit and you’ll experience senior living at its best.