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Windsor Heights Retirement Living in Beachwood, OH
A custom Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s & Memory Care Facility in Beachwood, OH for your loved one!
Here at Windsor Heights, we are more than a memory care facility, we are a memory care community. Located close to Ahuja Hospital and South Pointe Hospital, it offers a warm and welcoming senior community for those in need of assisted living, transitional assisted living, or memory care in Beachwood, Ohio. Windsor Heights combines Person-Centered Care with a robust Life Enrichment Program that embraces Sunshine’s six Pillars of Wellness: physical engagement, sensory stimulation, spiritual support, social connection, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. Deeply rooted in Montessori methodology, Sunshine’s Wellness Programs and collaborative, Person-Centered Care assessments come together to provide residents with care that goes above and beyond that of traditional nursing homes. In our secured environment, we strive to empower residents, improve quality of life, enhance dignity, honor choice, support independence, and promote positive well-being. We do this by offering customizable levels of care, so whether your loved one is just starting to experience memory challenges, or if they have been living with Alzheimer’s and dementia for quite some time, you can rest assured knowing that our experienced and professional staff is providing the care they need, day and night.
Memory Care and Transitional Assisted Living Pricing Starts at $3,600
Windsor Heights was excellent...The staff was great, and the residents seemed to be happy.
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- Safety and Comfort
- Memory Care Life Enrichment Program & Pillars of Wellness
- Specialized Care Levels & Complete Personal Care Services
- Experienced & Dedicated Staff
- Active Living Program
- 24/7 Dining
- Sensory Spa
- VR Bucket List Program
- Extraordinary Location
- Attractive Grounds
- Short-Term & Respite Stays
- Easy-Move Program with northAmerican
- Resident Referral Program
- Month-to-Month Lease
- Facility Information
- Medicare Insurance Enrollment with eHealth
Our building is outfitted with ionized air filtering to remove viruses, bacteria, and other particulates from the air so that your loved one can breathe easy. New residents are admitted after screening though Vikor Scientific Respira-ID and a negative COVID-19 test result. Our virus mitigation protocols include full personal protective gear, sanitizer stations at all traffic areas, and cleaning throughout the community multiple times per day.
Our Memory Care Life Enrichment Program is designed to honor the memories and experiences of our residents by providing physical engagement, spiritual support, sensory stimulation, social connections, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. The program includes:
- Sensory & VR Therapy: Stimulating the senses can produce a calming effect and in some cases help bring back memories
- Music Therapy: Era-specific music to bring back fond memories and decrease anxiety
- Aroma Therapy: Smells reminiscent from childhood such as home-baked cookies and fresh baked bread
- Validation Techniques: Words are powerful and our residents are encouraged to give and receive positive feedback
- Socialization: Residents and staff all enjoy time together each day in both large and small groups in safe settings to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation
- Health & Wellness: Providing activities that promote residents’ physicality help to curb agitation, wandering and sleeplessness, while intellectual activities encourage learning and participating in both new and familiar hobbies
- Spiritual Support: Music, discussion, prayer, affirmations, nature and other diverse means of spiritual support provides comfort and familiar purpose
- Life Skills Stations: Miniature kitchens, faux engines, and mailboxes are among the many real-life scenarios and work the residents did in their youth
- And much more!
Our Person-Centered Care approach focuses on our residents’ needs, while our Active Living Programs allow them to live life to their fullest capability. Our residents feel at home in Windsor Heights because our approach is based on the residents’ lifetime routine, not ours. Additionally, we provide options for health monitoring, medication management, assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming, and oral care.
Our community’s leadership team includes our Executive Director, Health Services Director, and Life Enrichment Director. Our team includes a highly-trained Executive Director, licensed Director of Nursing, licensed Memory Care Director, and certified Life Enrichment Director. Our passionate and dedicated team of skilled professionals offer exceptional support for our residents’ needs, including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs, through engaging daily activities.
We have a certified Life Enrichment Director leading engaging daily activities, weekly on-site social events, and fun cultural excursions as part of a researched-backed health and wellness program.
It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining so you can enjoy gourmet food prepared from the freshest ingredients by our Executive Chef and team of professionals any time of day or night. Since our quality of food and service must be experienced, we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. Our chef is trained and happy to accommodate residents with dietary needs due to various health restrictions, such as low gluten and sugar-free diets, and much more.
Our daily menu also incorporates foods from the Rush University Medical Center MIND diet that fosters brain health. Our goal is that the MIND diet, in conjunction with our many Memory Care programs, will help hold off memory issues for as long as possible. Entrees are served on colored plates to stimulate appetite, and a server greets each resident individually with multiple daily menu choices. Learn more about our Memory Care dining program and the MIND diet.
Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of the five senses (taste, smell, vision, hearing, and touch) with the goal of evoking positive feelings. This innovative therapy can reduce tension, agitation, anxiety, depression, and anger which are common behavioral side effects in seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias. By planning meaningful, stimulating activities and considering our residents’ unique interests, we can create personal experiences in our custom Sensory Spas and make a significant difference in our residents’ lives.
Our state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Therapy enables residents to explore bucket list journeys and experiences they’ve always wanted to complete, all within the comfort of our community. With VR Therapy, your loved one can explore the Caribbean sea and virtually scuba dive with sting rays, or discover an untapped passion for music with VR first row seats to the New York Metropolitan Opera House. Whether it’s travel or new experiences your loved one seeks, our new, groundbreaking therapy can make almost any adventure dreams a virtual reality.
Windsor Heights is close to Ahuja Hospital and South Pointe Hospital.
Our many secured walking paths and well-tended, enclosed gardens encourage a daily stroll. Residents can feel safe while enjoying the outdoor environment with a patio that features comfortable benches and beautiful views.
Whether you’re going away on business, planning a vacation, or simply need a break from caregiving, respite care at Windsor Heights is the perfect solution for providing your loved one with the Person-Centered Care that they need. Our safe, nurturing environment and professional staff will support the wellness needs of your loved one. Take advantage of the full amenities of our community; your loved one can rest while socializing with team members and other residents and you’ll have peace of mind knowing each suite features its own emergency response system. Contact us today to learn about the various levels of care available to our respite and short-term stay residents.
To alleviate the stress involved with such a life-altering change, Sunshine Retirement Living Communities have partnered with trusted national moving company, northAmerican, to institute a senior-specific program that lessens the strain associated with moving. To learn more about this moving program, click here.
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Our one-time community fee helps fund expenses incurred in making your loved one’s suite move-in ready and keeping the community beautiful and comfortable for all our residents. There are no upfront buy-in fees to reserve future higher levels of care or long-term contracts. Cost of care may increase or decrease as a resident’s needs change and is subject to change due to periodic and transparent assessments completed by onsite nursing staff and partnered caregivers.
Windsor Heights – Facility ID Number i2669R. Rated Deficiency Free, 2017 by Ohio Dept. of Health.
Through Sunshine Retirement Living’s partnership with eHealth, residents can research, compare and enroll in Medicare insurance plans that cover their doctors and prescription drugs. Residents can shop online or speak to one of eHealth’s licensed insurance agents over the phone by calling 844-833-5901 (TTY 711) or explore options online – click here. There is never a cost to speak to an agent, and you are under no obligation to enroll in a health plan. eHealth’s mission is to help people find coverage that works for their personal needs.
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Transitional Living Support for Alzheimer’s in Beachwood, Ohio
With a population rapidly aging, the care for people suffering from Alzheimer’s is more of a need today than ever. Fortunately, there are Beachwood retirement homes specializing in this type of transitional care for people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Windsor Heights are the perfect senior apartments for rent allowing seniors with Alzheimer’s to slowly transition from independence to assisted living.
The Importance of Transitional Living and Memory Care
Alzheimer’s varies in its severity. For some people, the symptoms may come on slowly at the end of their lives, while others may have sudden onset in their 50’s and before 60 need to be in an assisted living facility. It’s important once diagnosed with Alzheimer’s to have discussions not just with your physician but family as well about what signs to look for. However, independent living for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is essentially a non-starter. There are many reasons for this.
The problems presented by Alzheimer’s don’t show up in a drastic way. There’s slight forgetfulness that often is explained away as aging. However, Alzheimer’s has clear cognitive markers, so it’s important to be vigilant about the signs. Once diagnosed, there are several reasons independent living is off the table. Perhaps the most obvious would be the short term memory issues. Many Alzheimer’s patients need Beachwood memory care because accidents due to independent living while diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are more numerous than people think.
Transitional living is a great solution to give Alzheimer’s patients independence with protection. This Beachwood senior living facility specializes in Alzheimer’s care, so they understand how to give those in their care the most independence possible. The idea behind transitional living support is simple – gradually integrate greater amounts of services into a person’s life as they need them. This is why Beachwood senior care at Windsor Heights is the perfect solution if you or a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Instead of having independence ripped off like a band-aid, there is a process helping maintain cognitive acuity while keeping Alzheimer’s patients in a safe, nurturing environment. For many people, this solution is perfect because it allows for the Beachwood assisted care staff to continually assess the patient and always confer optimal care.
Why Alzheimer’s Patients Need Support
Though it may seem obvious, there are several reasons Alzheimer’s patients need support. However, there are problems with putting people newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s that aren’t showing signs of impairment in full-time Beachwood senior care. Plenty of studies show there is a link between an Alzheimer’s induced decline and being placed in full-time care prematurely. While it is imperative that Alzheimer’s patients get care, they need to have managed care tailored to their needs.
Alzheimer’s is a neurological disorder where the brain’s functionality declines to the point where a person is unable to recognize people they’ve known for decades, among other symptoms. In the case of Alzheimer’s there are problems with short term memory lapse. Simple tasks like turning off the stove are unfortunately things you can’t trust someone with Alzheimer’s to do on their own. Driving is also a problem, as Alzheimer’s could be an impairment. The worst part is the gradual onset of symptoms means a person doesn’t have a specific marker to know there is a problem. To understand a person’s cognitive ability requires neurological testing. Neurologists can assess cognitive acuity and furthermore, if a patient is housed at a Beachwood senior community, this allows for easy transportation of patients to and from offices.
The bottom line is patients with Alzheimer’s require greater amounts of care, but the care needs to be nuanced so they can maximize their independent time as they will eventually need round the clock care.
Importance of Facilities that Support Seniors with Alzheimer’s
The reason why families with Alzheimer’s patients trust Windsor Heights is because of a long track record of giving Alzheimer’s patients incredible care. There are plenty of senior 55 plus Beachwood communities but not all have the same ability to handle the different needs of Alzheimer’s patients in various stages of the disorder.
Placing an Alzheimer’s patient in a one-size-fits-all round the clock care facility can burn out the staff and be detrimental to the care of the patient. Alzheimer’s patients requiring round the clock care have different needs than patients newly diagnosed or patients in early stages. This is where Windsor Heights is different. Their transitional model allows patients to get the appropriate care for their progression. Having appropriate care allows them to stay intellectually challenged, which has been known to slow down the onset of symptoms.
Ultimately, Alzheimer’s is a dreaded diagnosis, but making the best of it is critical for patients and their families. At Windsor Heights, the nurturing care is exactly what these patients need.
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