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Introducing Innovative Sensory-Based Memory Care at The Waterford on The Bay

The Waterford on The Bay, Brooklyn’s premier Assisted Living community in the heart of Sheepshead Bay, has recently unveiled a new Sensory-Based Memory Program. The Serenity Unit is a cozy and personalized environment of 38 beds on The Waterford’s fifth floor entirely dedicated to the special needs of individuals with mild to moderate levels of memory loss. In this secure and therapeutic setting, The Waterford has implemented an effective new Recreation Program based on sensory stimulation and leading-edge research that emphasizes the importance of engaging residents with dementia in activities that are purposeful, meaningful and
stress-free.

Unlike typical activity programs that place pressure on the resident to perform – which often leads to anxiety, agitation, and frustration, “The Serenity Sensory Program”, says Janet Budhram, Program Coordinator, “caters to the needs of higher functioning and lower functioning individuals, with a carefully planned selection of short ½ hour activities that provide residents with novelty, variety and the opportunity to keep active and maintain a sense of purpose. In small groups of 5-10 individuals, residents are motivated by activities that gently stimulate their senses thus keeping them focused and interested. ”

A Certified Nursing Assistant and trained Recreational Aide herself, Budhram underlines the importance of the Serenity Unit being well staffed at all times by a highly trained team of Dementia Care professionals. Registered Nurses; Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapists; as well as Recreation Staff, Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides are all actively involved in engaging the residents in a carefully planned weekly schedule that provides residents with a sense of safe continuity that accompanies a familiar routine.

Significantly, The Serenity Unit promotes independence and self-respect, allowing residents the opportunity to freely ambulate around the floor and presenting them with optional activities that instill an overall sense of purpose to their day-to-day living. Activities include exercises, arts and crafts, sing-alongs and an array of manipulative materials such as dominoes, puzzles, and individualized table games, and are tailored to the functioning level of each group.

“Our residents enjoy aromatherapy because they can meditate and relax while listening to music” says Kathy Flynn, an RN and Certified Dementia Specialist who visits on a daily basis.

Capitalizing on The Waterford’s natural surroundings, and weather permitting, the staff takes delight in leading the residents on outdoor walks, enjoying BBQ’s on the terrace and relishing the fresh air that comes in from the Bay.

The Serenity Unit is a warm and welcoming place for individuals with mild to moderate memory impairment to make their home, with specialized programming that engages the residents in a full array of sensorial experiences designed to appeal to their values and personal preferences. They remain connected and purposeful in the safe and well cared for environment at The Waterford, where they find joy in their daily living.

Call The Waterford’s Admissions Department at 866-769-1006 for details about the Sensory-Based Memory Program and more information about their all-inclusive monthly pricing: Five star luxury environment and unsurpassed first class care has never been more affordable!

2012 Holiday Party

Our 2012 Holiday Party for Healthcare Professionals was a success!
View photos from the event here

Renovation Reports from The Waterford on the Bay

Recent renovations have transformed The Waterford on the Bay, which now boasts an all new floor and impressive changes to our building’s exterior are on the way!

Featuring fabulously appointed rooms that are bright, spacious and airy, as well as a wraparound terrace with stunning bayside views – our newly outfitted assisted living floor opens up new vistas and provides our residents with more luxurious rooms to choose from. Recognized interior decorator, Shifra Mendelowitz, weaved her signature flair throughout our building – creating an upscale luxurious environment that exudes warmth and comfort.

Rendering of Our Planned Facade

Rendering of Our Planned Facade

Join Us for Pesach at The Waterford!

So Much is Happening At The Waterford on the Bay!

Recent renovations have transformed The Waterford on the Bay, which now boasts an all new floor and impressive changes to our building’s exterior are on the way!

Featuring fabulously appointed rooms that are bright, spacious and airy, as well as a wraparound terrace with stunning bayside views – our newly outfitted assisted living floor opens up new vistas and provides our residents with more luxurious rooms to choose from. Recognized interior decorator, Shifra Mendelowitz, weaved her signature flair throughout our building – creating an upscale luxurious environment that exudes warmth and comfort.

Daily News article – November 9th

Daily News article – October 12th

What a Week It Was! Shaken Up & (Not) Blown Away… But Keeping Our Cool!

Who’d ever thunk it? First ever earthquake in New York City, followed by memorable Hurricane Irene, had us evacuate twice in one week with style and aplomb.

On Tuesday, Aug. 23 when the building shook due to the recent memorable NY quake, Lisa Sclafani, our unflappable administrator, evacuated every one of our residents in record time. All the seniors were given water, chairs and sun hats, and waited along the bay until building was deemed safe to return.

In advance of the Hurricane Irene and aided by our remarkable staff and concerned friends – all residents of The Waterford on The Bay were evacuated by Saturday noon.