Activities at Dodge Park Rest Home
Dodge Park Rest Home feels there is nothing more important then making our residents feel they have a sense of purpose in our community.
Our Life Care Team is trained in the “Dodge Park Rest Home Philosophy” to recreate an environment where staff seeks to understand the feelings and needs of residents that maximize each resident’s quality of life.
When you tour our community you may find residents baking bread, painting or using our web cam to visit with a loved one who lives far away. Dodge Park Rest Home has taken a typical “activity calendar” and made it specialized for the residents that live in our community. All activities are based on individual cognitive level.
We focus on creating the very best experience for every resident and family member. When confusion and frustration cause anxiety, we redirect rather than correct. We learn all we can about the individual’s likes and dislikes and then help them continue the activities they know and love.
Each resident has a personalized, individual plan and often find new interests that bring them joy and happiness.
Award Winning Programs
Our unique activities programming includes:
- Music therapy
- Timeless Memories: individualized art program for those with memory impairments by those certified through the Memories in the Making
- Alzheimer’s Association Art Program
- Pet Therapy: Residents care for the visiting dogs and monkey
- Family Involvement: weekly emails are sent to families with pictures of their loved one participating in activities. Our Facebook is updated weekly for our families and friends
- Beauty salon and barber shop on site
- Monthly themes: experience life of other cultures
- Men’s and Women’s Club
- Regular outing for shows , restaurants, sport events, and community events
Dodge Park is #1 in Massachusetts from Caring.com in Rest Home and Memory Care for the past 5 years. Nationwide, there are only 67 Caring Super Stars in 2017, so Dodge Park Rest Home truly stands out as among the top senior living communities and dementia and Alzehimer’s care facilities in the country.
Improving residents quality of life
No matter the interests or abilities, Dodge Park’s engagement program benefits residents by improving the quality of their life. Our Engagement Program is another way in which Dodge Park Rest Home continues the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Activities to Benefit Residents
A personalized plan for joy and happiness
Sunshine is important for the body to create vitamin D and to boost the immune system and exercise benefits a person at any age in life. Dodge Park Rest Home is completely enclosed with a secure perimeter so residents can enjoy regular walk around the community.
Cognitive Engagement Therapy
Engaging program for body and mind
Dodge Park Rest Home fights cognitive decline by encouraging residents to engage in both mental and physical exercise. Our Cognitive Engagement Therapy Techniques program is much more than a typical activity program and is personalized to cognitive level of each resident.
Activities Program – Cognitive Engagement Therapy Techniques
- Activity Coordinators staffed seven days a week from 7am to 9:30pm
- We utilize the activities training manual of the National Alzheimer’s Association
- “Life Skills Approach”- activities are designed to give residents the opportunity to do tasks that are familiar and make them feel valuable – setting the dinner table, folding laundry, painting, caring for a “baby” and more
- A thorough assessment is taken when residents enter the home related to their likes, dislikes, former occupation, leisure interests, etc.
- We schedule and create our activities based on the cognitive level of the residents