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Our Innovative Program at Dodge Park Rest Home

Dodge Park Rest Home fights cognitive decline by encouraging residents to engage in both mental and physical exercise. We call our program Cognitive Engagement Therapy Techniques. The program at Dodge Park Rest Home is exceptional because we have a full-time activity professional in every wing every day.

Our smaller environment and high staffing ratio allow us to provide specialized individual activities for the residents. Research shows that keeping our minds active not only helps maintain our mental functions, but may actually improve abilities even in individuals with dementia.

We know that individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory impairment vary in their level of ability. A deficit in one of our senses is often compensated by another sense. Engaging and stimulating as many of the five senses as often possible increases the likelihood of a “connection” between the resident and the activity.

Award Winning Rest Home & Memory Program

Dodge Park Rest Home Memory Care is improving the resident experience through technology. Each resident is closely monitor within our community. All residents upon move in are also gifted with a fall detection unit. This is help in assisting our caregivers and nurses if a resident needs assistance. We utilized a CareTracker system around the all community.

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 in the country.

Specialized Care at Dodge Park

• Nurse on site 24 hours a day
• Diabetic and Oxygen Management
• Hospice Care to support aging in place
• Special Diets of all kinds with in-house dietician consult
• Medical Director and Rounding Physicians (weekly visits)
• Staffing Ratio which is the best in the industry
• Specialized Activity Program 1:15 Staffing Ratio
• Electronic Medical Records & Quickmar Online Pharmacy
• Long Term Care Insurance accepted by all carriers
• Fully secure environment and unique monitoring through elopement system in place
• Admissions 24 hours a day

Environment

Environment

A homelike residential setting

People with memory loss are more comfortable in small, familiar, residential settings. Dodge Park Rest Home offers three small wings. Our interior décor is designed for our residents, not just their children and grandchildren. We understand that too many things can be over stimulating and stressful so we avoid clutter and have quiet areas. Our homelike facility evokes happy memories, such as Craftsmen-style furnishings, soothing colors and even a retro items in the buildings. Residents enjoy the sunroom, activities room and on-site beauty and barbershop.

Wandering Prevention Program

Wandering Prevention Program

Safe and secure setting for residents

  • Buildings are fully enclosed
  • All outside doors and windows are secured
  • Internal Positioning System throughout the properties via CCTV allows staff to pin-point the location of residents
  • Elopement system throughout the facility

You can have peace of mind that your loved one is safe and secure at Dodge Park.

Fall Prevention Program

Fall Prevention Program

Ensuring the safety of your loved one.

  • Hydration program prevents dehydration that can lead to dizziness and falls
  • Pull cords in resident bathrooms alert staff know when someone may need help
  • Fall prevention team continually works to monitor and decrease falls
  • Physical therapy assistance provided as needed to evaluate equipment and other ways to prevent falls
  • Walk-in Showers
  • Strategically placed handrails in bathrooms and corners
  • Handrails in corridors

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 wood, 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.
Nutrition

Nutrition

A homelike residential setting

  • Delicious menus developed by a registered dietician
  • Nutritious snacks and beverages are available at all times
  • Menus emphasizes foods rich in Omega-3 and antioxidants
  • Special diets as prescribed by a physician
  • Nutritional supplements when prescribed by a physician
Health and Wellness Program

Health and Wellness Program

Safe and secure setting for residents

  • Residents maintain their own physicians or can use the community physician
  • Nurse on-site every day
  • Medication administered and supervised by a nurse
  • Blood pressure and general health monitoring
  • Regular weight checks
  • Physician on site weekly and available 24/7 on cell phone
  • Dietitian visits regularly and is available to meet any day at any time
  • Social worker / case manager available on site
Communication

Communication

Ensuring the safety of your loved one.

  • Monthly newsletter regarding activities, events and news items
  • Advanced technology allows residents to video conference with family and physicians
  • Weekly emails / phone call from staff keeps you in touch
  • Staff carry phones so you can speak with them directly
  • Supervisor onsite to communicate with families
  • Direct access to facility administrators and DON 24/7 via their cell phone

We'll Lock In Your Rent

Receive 24 months of no rent increases guaranteed when you become a new resident at Dodge Park. There are no long-term commitments. You've made a lot of smart moves in your life. Here's the smartest one yet!

  • No increases for at least 24 months
  • Comfort and convenience of a Month by month. No long term lease
  • No buy-ins or long-term commitments

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.

Find the peace of mind you’ve been looking for with the memory program at Dodge Park.