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Memory & Alzheimer Care Program

As part of its continuum of care, New Horizons is pleased to offer a 35-suite residential Memory Care program. Led by a licensed independent clinical social worker, and staffed around the clock by the caring professionals of Aveanna Healthcare, the program provides expert, personalized, and safe memory care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

We are guided by the principle that, because Alzheimer’s and dementia affect every person differently, each resident must be cared for as an individual. Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, we offer multiple levels of dementia care options, allowing you to select the most appropriate services for your loved one, and then change or add to those services over time.

We understand that this is a difficult time for your family and that selecting a dementia care assisted living community is an important decision. That is why we offer a deeply personal approach that values both you and your loved one as critical participants in the care process.

Our Approach to Residents

The Memory Care Program at New Horizons honors an individual’s story. All individuals are appreciated for who they are, for how they define their past and present, and for their current abilities and focus. Our program is one of acceptance, appreciation, and respect for each individual’s diversity, traditions, and personality. We focus on the emotional, physical, and environmental “positives” of our residents. We understand that each day is a new day and that abilities and interests change. It is not about having answers to every situation, but rather creating a sense of acceptance, non-judgment, and flow to the day. We believe each day should be pleasurable, inviting, active, and meaningful.

Our Approach to Family

The Memory Care Program at New Horizons values you as part of this journey. We encourage your calls, your visits, your insights, and your collaboration. We know this disease process is difficult on all involved, and we are here for you. Your thoughts, feedback, and observations are critical. Our commitment to you is to provide support and on-going communication and to be there for you when you need us the most. Once the pandemic subsides, please join us for monthly support meetings to share your thoughts, connect with other families and loved ones, and gain support during the many transitions you and your loved ones are managing.

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Memory Care Leadership

Molly brings 30 years of eldercare experience to the Memory Care program. After earning her master’s degree in social work, she went on to become a licensed independent clinical social worker and a certified advanced social work case manager. She is also certified by the National Healthcareer Association.

Through roles as a behavioral health program manager, community services director, and home health care agency vice president, as well as nine years as executive director at another MetroWest assisted living community, Molly has gained substantial expertise in geriatric care management and therapeutic counseling.

Molly Lukason, MSW, LICSW, C-ASWCM, NHA

Memory Care Service Plan Options

Our Memory Care program offers multiple levels of specialized care, described below, based on your loved one’s needs. Under the supervision of a nurse, personal care assistants help residents in the privacy of their own homes. The majority of personal care is provided by Aveanna Healthcare, a Medicare-certified home health agency that maintains a 24-hour staffed office at New Horizons to provide the care described below:

Level One Plan: $2,800 per month

  • Hourly checks
  • Laundry service
  • Assistance with showers
  • Daily bed making and trash removal
  • Daily escorts to all three meals and activities
  • Daily AM scheduled assistance with grooming and dressing
  • Daily PM scheduled assistance with grooming and dressing
  • Up to two medication passes provided by a certified personal care attendant (SAMM) or limited medication administration (LMA) provided by a licensed nurse

Level Two Plan: $4,000 per month

  • Hourly checks
  • Laundry service
  • Assistance with showers
  • Daily bed making and trash removal
  • Daily escorts to all three meals and activities
  • Daily AM scheduled assistance with grooming and dressing
  • Daily PM scheduled assistance with grooming and dressing
  • Toileting assistance / Incontinence management every four hours
  • Up to two medication passes provided by a certified personal care attendant (SAMM) or limited medication administration (LMA) provided by a licensed nurse

Level Three Plan: $5,200 per month

  • Hourly checks
  • Laundry service
  • Assistance with showers
  • Daily bed making and trash removal
  • Two-person assistance with tasks, as needed
  • Daily escorts to all three meals and one activity
  • Daily AM scheduled assistance with grooming and dressing
  • Daily PM scheduled assistance with grooming and dressing
  • Toileting assistance / Incontinence management every two hours
  • Up to two medication passes provided by a certified personal care attendant (SAMM) or limited medication administration (LMA) provided by a licensed nurse

Additional Medication Plans Offered

Option 1: Two additional medication passes per day (SAMM or LMA) $150
Option 2: Three additional medication passes per day (SAMM or LMA) $225
Option 3: Four additional medication passes per day (SAMM or LMA) $300

A la Carte Services:  Aveanna Healthcare may make additional, supplementary items and services available at its standard charge for the applicable items and services.

The services listed below are considered additional services. Regular use would require a service plan.

A la Carte Pricing*

Companion Services Companion service for resident **Does not include transportation ** $25 per hour
Private Aide Additional personal care $35 per hour
Equipment Assessment Bedrail, toilet bars, or enabler assessment provided by a PT or OT $75 per assessment

 

*Programs and rates are current through September 30, 2021.  Programs are based on an average time for typical delivery of care. All service plans are subject to additional fees when extra staff is warranted to meet an individual’s needs.

The service plan is tailored to meet those specific requirements of the resident and is updated as the resident’s health and/or situation changes. Assisted living services fall under the guidance of the multi-disciplinary team for case and care management.

  • A review meeting is typically held 30 days after the start of the service plan to verify appropriateness.
  • Semiannual reviews are held thereafter to verify appropriateness of the resident’s service plan, in accordance with the regulations of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
  • The resident and/or resident’s family may request an ad hoc service plan review at any time by calling the Aveanna Healthcare program coordinator to schedule an appointment.

Sample Day

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Morning care and breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Good morning!

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Check-in / What news?

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Discovery and discussion

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch and relax

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Art project

2:00 PM – 3:00  PM

Small groups: card games, large jigsaw puzzles, and trivia

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Snack

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Afternoon stretch and strengthen

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Dinner

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Evening social

senior holding pizza

New Horizons at Marlborough makes life worth living

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