The number of people age 65 and above with Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts is expected to increase 25% in the next decade, from 120,000 to 150,000, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. To better serve Massachusetts and the region’s aging population and growing need for memory and dementia care, The Overlook in Charlton is opening Fieldstone at The Overlook memory care neighborhood in June, 2015.
Located on The Overlook’s campus at 88 Masonic Home Road, Fieldstone will offer assisted living memory care in 14 suites specifically for individuals with memory-related impairments. The focus and intimate setting will ensure the safety, comfort and well-being of residents. Individual support plans focused on maximizing each person’s independence will be coupled with enrichment programs that engage residents in activities that are meaningful to them.
“We never forget that each person brings us a lifetime of memories, experiences and preferences, and we have designed our care and services to reflect those unique qualities,” says Rob Whitten, Administrator of the Health Center at The Overlook. “Fieldstone will feature an exceptional care environment, activities and services for the enjoyment and support of residents, and peace of mind for their families. The neighborhood will also help meet the growing need for memory care as the numbers continue to grow.”
A seven-days-a-week activities roster will offer social, recreational, therapeutic and spiritual engagement to meet residents’ interests and needs, including a non-denominational chapel. Residents can also enjoy services and amenities offered throughout The Overlook’s campus, when part of our specialized programming. There will also be an enclosed courtyard to provide a safe outdoor environment to bring a sense of independence.
Prior to arrival each resident is given a pre-move-in assessment by a registered nurse to determine the appropriate level of care and activities programs. Each resident receives a personalized care plan. A range of choices for each meal, and assistance as needed to ensure proper nutrition, are also provided. Wide hallways, laundry room, daily housekeeping and a state-of-the-art security system are among the features and services at Fieldstone.
“We are looking forward to expanding The Overlook’s care and service with the opening of Fieldstone,” Whitten says. “It will be an integral part of The Overlook’s commitment to provide a continuum of care to best serve the needs and wants of residents and their families.”