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New Ginger Cove building expands Assisted Living space, provides dedicated Memory Care programming and residences

November 20, 2020

Ginger Cove is slated to soon open a new 67,100-square-foot building – The Heritage at Ginger Cove – that will offer assisted living and memory care residences and services.  Features and amenities will include private deluxe apartments, gourmet dining, and a beautiful environment for resident and family engagement and enjoyment.

The expansion marks Ginger Cove’s official move into memory care, with the community’s first dedicated space for residents living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or related conditions.  The life-plan community has long offered independent, assisted living and skilled nursing services to residents on its 30-acre, resort like campus.

Residents with memory care impairments are already receiving Ginger Cove’s expert memory care programming, explains Joan Williams, the director of marketing at Ginger Cove.  But the new building is “purpose built” for memory care residents to maximize their independence and memory.   Evidence-based principles and best practices will create a lifestyle of comfort, security and purpose for residents with memory impairment.

Highly qualified and constantly trained staff will help residents develop current strengths, abilities and overall wellness.  Through the encouragement of cognitive function and social engagement to stimulate memories, joy and meaning will be promoted.  Utilizing a multi-dimensional holistic approach, resident wellness will extend well beyond the traditional memory care services offered at most skilled nursing and assisted living communities.

Designing such personalized living spaces and programs for memory care residents, Williams notes, is not historically been the way such communities operate. It’s what makes the Ginger Cove expansion so unique.

Williams said Ginger Cove, unlike many other retirement communities, has long believed in the importance of “meeting residents where they are” and helping them enjoy life on their own terms. The new building will help Ginger Cove continue to fulfill that mission of helping residents live safe, independent lifestyles.

More rooms and space for Assisted Living, too

The new building includes 35 new residential apartments, including 20 assisted living apartments across two floors and 15 memory care units on the third floor, according to Alena Dailey, the director of wellness and engagement at Ginger Cove. The strategic placement of activity areas will help residents to easily engage with residents and staff and create a sense of community, too.

While open areas, apartments and deluxe suites are a great addition, there are also a wide array of other new amenities that come with the expansion.

Among the new spaces is a large activities room, sectioned off for events on one end and relaxing living on the other, with a comfortable seating and a fireplace. There is also large winter garden for year-round use, a beautiful and comfortable dining room and a media room, among other amenities.

The media room has touch-screen monitors for a content program called iN2L (or “It’s Never Too Late”), which gives residents access to familiar pastimes and an opportunity to explore new hobbies. Residents can access movies, songs, games, books and exercise programs. They can even participate in driving and flight simulations, Dailey noted.

“We recognize people have led fulfilling professional and personal lives and we want them to continue pursuing their passions to the best of their abilities here,” Dailey says. “We want them focused on their strengths and abilities and tasks they have loved throughout their life.”

The Heritage at Ginger Cove is opening soon. To learn more about current availability, please call 410-514-3055, or contact us here to arrange a conversation with our experts.

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