The MJHS Memory Care Residence
A Commitment to Dementia Care
In February 2018, a transformative lead gift marked the beginning of our Keys to Connections campaign, aligning with MJHS Health System’s commitment to supporting dementia care in our community. As our population ages, the demand for such care intensifies, not just for the patients but also for their dedicated caregivers. In New York, nearly two-thirds of unpaid caregivers for individuals with dementia shoulder this responsibility for at least two years.
Situated on the Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care campus, the MJHS Memory Care Residence is an 80-bed haven exclusively dedicated to residents living with dementia. Designed to provide a calming, home-like environment, this residence promotes independence while offering innovative therapies such as music, art, and drama. These programs aim to unlock memories and facilitate meaningful connections between residents and their families.
The MJHS Memory Care Residence Provides:
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.
- Intimate and calming restaurant-like experience
- Upgraded bathing rooms with a therapeutic music system
- Themed hallways with artwork that engages residents and improves way-finding
- Signage at eye level
Specialized Approach to Care:
Our resident-centered approach focuses on the needs and strengths of each individual, providing vibrant experiences and techniques to engage residents. This approach empowers residents to connect with their loved ones and those around them. Our care team is educated in the latest advancements in quality and compassionate care.
Residents receive non-pharmacological therapies that help unlock memories while addressing symptoms associated with dementia, including anxiety, depression, and agitation. Therapies include:
- Music Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Dance and Movement Therapy
- Pet Therapy
- Drama Therapy
The MJHS Memory Care Residence is a testament to our unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of those affected by dementia through a personalized, enriching, and compassionate approach to care.
MJHS is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.