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Direct Admission Into Memory Support With No Entry Fee

Of course it’s intimidating. Upsetting. Disheartening. But once you know it’s dementia, perhaps even Alzheimer’s disease, then you’re well on your way to being prepared to take on the future. And among your options for making that future bright are the many Memory Support programs and opportunities at Presbyterian Village North.

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Memory support at PVN

My mother often says, “They are so nice to me here.”

The nursing and administrative staff are great communicators—they keep me informed of changes in my mother’s health and other needs. They are kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and easy to talk with.

I was told by Home Healthcare not to wait too long to find placement for my mother once her dementia had become problematic. I think moving her when she could acclimate to her new life was the best decision I could’ve made.

Whenever I feel concerned that I should not have moved my mother, all I need to do is visit and I will find her participating in activities, getting her hair done, or preparing to enjoy a meal.

I feel lucky to have found Presbyterian Village North.

-Michael R.

Dementia-specific Education for our Highly-trained Staff

Great care is the result of extensive training and a deep sense of empathy for the patient experience. Our team receives ongoing specialized education and dementia-specific training like Dementia Live®—an immersive dementia simulation experience that gives caregivers a firsthand experience at what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change. This system employs specialized gear that simulates the sensory experience of dementia, including altered eyesight, hearing and even touch. The program also includes a suite of tools and training designed to improve communication, relationship building, and even how we manage the physical environment for those living with dementia. 

Specialized Memory Support

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  • Licensed nursing staff on site 24/7
  • Medication administration
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Chef-prepared cuisine to meet special dietary needs
  • Access to a full continuum of care
  • Special activities and socialization programming
  • Exercise to help maintain motor coordination with activities such as Tai Chi, yoga and chair fitness
  • Music therapy to stimulate memory and create uplifting feelings
  • Art therapy to enhance fine motor coordination
  • Cognitive therapy using games, books and trivia to boost brain function and strengthen the mind

Terraces Floor Plans

Studio (floors 1 and 2)
with 1 Bathroom

448 sq. ft.

1 Bedroom (floors 1 and 2)
with 1 Bathroom

597 sq. ft.

Morning Glory
2 Bedrooms (floors 1 and 2)
with 1 Bathroom

906 sq. ft.

Memory Support Amenities

  • Well-designed studio apartment residences
  • Comfortable, relaxing common living areas
  • Dining venue specifically appointed to address the needs of residents
  • Secure garden courtyard with outdoor seating and dining areas
  • Protected outdoor walking path
  • Beauty salon/barbershop

Frequently Asked Questions

How does memory support differ from assisted living?

Patients who are cognitively challenged, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, require more attention and a higher level of security than residents in assisted living. Memory support residences at PVN are carefully designed to ensure that residents feel safe and secure. Our program is structured to build confidence in an environment that promotes choice and celebrates accomplishments through familiar schedules and surroundings.

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?

Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by lifestyle choices, depression or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas, leading to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.

Want to learn more?

If you have questions about life at PVN, want to schedule a tour or just want to see what’s new—fill out our form and let us know that you’re interested. Then a member of our team will reach out!

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