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    Juniper Glen Assisted Living & Memory Care

    A custom Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s & Memory Care Facility in East Amherst, NY for your loved one!

    Juniper Glen is more than just an assisted living and memory care facility, we are a community rooted in improving the lives of East Amherst, New York seniors. Residents and their families can rest assured that safety is our top priority both on and off our property. In fact, East Amherst has been rated the Safest City in the Nation for the last four years! The city also offers countless parks and trails with guided tours, such as bird watching and gardening, in addition to its close proximity to Buffalo, New York for shopping and restaurants.

    At Juniper Glen, we pride ourselves on Person-Centered care that supports each individual right where they are. We offer a wide range of care options, including transitional assisted living, all-inclusive assisted living, and memory care for our residents. Our goal is to cultivate an environment that honors dignity and respect, promotes health and independence through empowering choice, and improves quality of life through the ample support we have to offer. Our all-inclusive community has been meticulously planned to allow us to exceed these goals and provide your loved one with the best care in East Amherst.

    Choose Your Own Rent! A custom Memory Care and Transitional Assisted Living starts from $4,900

    This is an amazing facility that is incredibly accommodating. I know my grandmother is very difficult and they have done an absolutely wonderful job with her. I don't write reviews normally, but they really do great work here. The staff is always very friendly and very professional, if your loved one is here they are in good hands.

    — Remy Militello

    Staff is friendly & truly cares for the residents. Building design is perfect for the wanderer. Rooms are generous size & kept clean & neat. My family member adjusted quickly. Not home but a safe, beautiful environment for my loved one.

    — Cheryll Barratt

    I'm a contractor that has the opportunity to frequent this facility. If you are anything but instantly happy the second you step inside the residence from reception, you're just a miserable person. Staff is AMAZING! Not one single attitude ever. In my job, that's unusual and a God send. There are times that its been such a bad day at work that I pray for a call from them so I can get some peace that sticks with me the rest of my shift. I love it here and I want to move in.

    — Amy Lathrop

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    Juniper Glen offers world-class services and amenities:

    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 Juniper Glen because our approach is based on the residents’ lifetime routine, not ours. Additionally, we provide 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 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.

    Active Living Program
    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.

    Juniper Glen is close to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Eastgate Plaza, and Fogelsonger Park.

    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 Juniper Glen 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.

    Juniper Glen – Facility ID: 240-F-894

    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 (716) 902-3361 (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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    Resident Activities at Juniper Glen

    Weekly Physical Activities

    Every Tuesday

    – 10:30am | Armchair Yoga
    – 6:00pm | Courtyard Ball Toss

    Every Wednesday

    – 10:30am | Strength Training
    – 6:00pm | Horse Shoes

    Every Friday

    – 1:15pm | Nature Craft: Leaf Pressing and Stained Glass
    – 6:00pm | Volleyball


    – First and third Monday 6:30pm | Therapy Dog Visit
    – First Thursday 3:00pm | Trip to deliver Dog Biscuits to Animal Care Clinic
    – First Friday 3:00pm | Dance Social

    Weekly Mental Activities

    Every Sunday

    – 10:15am | Communion
    – 3:00pm | Gardening

    Every Monday

    – 1:15am | Daily Chronicles and Devotional Readings
    – 3:00pm | Crafts for a Cause: Dog Biscuit Making

    Every Thursday

    – 11:00am | Musical Hymns
    – 6:00pm | Corn Hole Game

    Every Saturday

    – 10:30am | Fitness Class
    – 3:00pm | Movie and Manicures

    View our full monthly calendar here opens a new window or call today &

    learn more about our various daily activities: (716) 902-3361

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    Why Juniper Glen is Perfect for Your Loved One

    Juniper Glen is an extremely welcoming care facility in East Amherst. We offer memory care services and always provide a safe place for your loved one to call their home. Our team is full of professional staff who have plenty of experience in creating a relaxing environment.

    Additionally, our facility has the most advanced technology, which helps to keep memory patients and seniors safe. There are several different rooms to choose from with these features. They provide privacy and even encourage independence for as long as possible.

    Our Location

    Juniper Glen is located within minutes of the area’s best hospitals and doctors. That way, we know we can always get seniors the care that they might need. Plus, there are plenty of things to do in the New York area. Our guests can visit stores, enjoy trips, and explore parks.

    Our facility is also located on beautifully tended grounds. We have plenty of outdoor paths for people to enjoy, with a lot of greenery and flowers. Our staff take care of the plants and ensure the scenery is always beautiful for your loved ones.

    We always make sure the outside is enclosed to keep memory patients and seniors safe. They can freely explore the grounds as long as they wear the special Juniper Glen bracelets.

    Our Services

    Our professional team is equipped with the experience needed to work with Alzheimer’s patients. They also have the knowledge to work with those who are going through Transitional Care programs. No matter what your loved one needs, we have experts here who can help.

    There are plenty of events and activities for our guests to participate in. We have social dances, dinners, and more that your loved one will enjoy. Plus, we also offer plenty of exercise classes. Armchair Yoga is one of the most popular options.

    Finally, we always make sure your loved ones get to spend time outdoors whenever they want. They can play games outside with each other and with staff.

    Our Food

    We always make sure to pay attention to the dietary needs of our guests. Our team will provide your loved one with healthy, well-prepared meals. There are regular dining hours for our guests to attend and socialize, but also plenty of delicious snacks are offered during the day.

    A balanced diet is essential for promoting brain health. We follow the MIND diet, which benefits brain function and improves cognitive health.

    Contact Us Today

    It is essential that you choose the right memory care facility or senior apartment for your loved ones. We understand that this can be a stressful process for you. We want to make it easier and five you the peace of mind that you need.

    Call Juniper Glen today at (716) 902 3361 if you are interested in learning more about what services we offer. Our staff would love to help you by answering any questions you have or scheduling you for a tour of the location.

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    Juniper Glen Assisted Living & Memory Care

    (716) 902-3361