The MJHS Memory Care Residence

Thanks to a lead gift in February 2018, we kicked off our Keys to Connections campaign with the goal of addressing a growing need in our community: Dementia Care.

As our population ages, the need becomes greater and greater. Not only for the patient or resident but for their loved ones as well. In New York alone, almost two-thirds of all adults providing unpaid care to loved ones with a form of dementia have been doing so for at least two years.

The MJHS Memory Care Residence, located on the campus of our Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care is an 80-bed residence dedicated solely to residents who are suffering from dementia. The residence provides a calming, home-like environment, that encourages independence while offering innovative therapies like music, art and drama. These programs help residents unlock memories that may have been locked away and help families continue to create meaningful connections with their loved ones.

Our aim is to create a safe environment that will help residents reconnect with their passions and sense of identity as well as to provide family members with useful tools to help them engage with their loved ones.

The MJHS Memory Care Residence Provides:

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Home-like Environment 

Located on the third floor of Menorah Center, the residence is specifically designed for individuals living with dementia. All enhancements promote safety and encourage independence.

Features will include:

  • Intimate and calming restaurant-like experience
  • Upgraded bathing rooms with therapeutic music system
  • Themed hallways with artwork that engages residents and improves way-finding
  • Signage at eye-level
  • An “essence spa family room” to provide a calming oasis for residents and their families

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Music Therapy

Specialized Approach to Care

Our resident-centered approach:

  • Focuses on the needs and strengths of each individual
  • Provides vibrant experiences and techniques to engage residents
  • Empowers residents to connect with their loved ones and those around them
  • Educates our care team in the latest advancements in quality and compassionate care
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Enriching Therapies

Residents receive non-pharmacological therapies that will help unlock memories while addressing symptoms associated with dementia such as anxiety, depression and agitation. Therapies include:

  • Music Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Dance and Movement Therapy
  • Pet Therapy
  • Drama Therapy

MJHS is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.