Ingleside Expands Continuum of Older Adult Services

July 30, 2019

ROCKVILLE, MD–Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Rock Creek, premier life plan communities located in Rockville and Washington D.C. respectively, have new Memory Support Assisted Living residences for those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, also known as neurocognitive disorders. Ingleside at King Farm’s addition has already opened its doors, with Ingleside at Rock Creek’s opening soon.

The new Memory Support Assisted Living offers a person-directed approach with individualized therapeutic programs offering music, art, movement, pet and recreational therapy. The one-of-a-kind memory support program will have technology programs such as It’s Never 2 Late and MemoryWell. Both communities’ residents can rely on a caring team who are educated in best practices in neurocognitive disorders with on-site physician offices, therapy suites, a wellness center, salon and spa, and more.

“Ingleside’s well-being philosophy is at the heart of helping every individual in the memory support programs flourish by supporting the founding principles,” said President and CEO Lynn O’Connor. “These principles include authentic living, autonomy, wellness, purposeful living, connection and being seen. Residents will continue their routine central to their lives, have access to and participate in purposeful and meaningful activities, and enhance their engagement in knowing themselves as a valued and important part of the community.”

The communities’ new Centers for Healthy Living are expanding engaged living options by adding classrooms, instructional space, and a wide range of amenities and programs that nourish body, mind and spirit. They will be comprised of a creative arts center where visual arts are explored and celebrated through exhibitions, special events, new fitness studios and more. These centers reflect the communities’ ongoing commitment to providing residents with the resources to achieve and maintain an integrated and engaged life.

“At Ingleside, we focus on providing extraordinary services and amenities to all of the residents,” said Ingleside at King Farm Executive Director Michelle Kraus. “We are excited to open the doors to the Centers for Healthy Living and Memory Support Assisted Living programs with technology-based engagement opportunities incorporated into their daily lives that will further expand the continuum of support we offer to the residents.”

“Ingleside at Rock Creek’s new Memory Support Assisted Living neighborhoods are designed to enhance every individual’s unique journey through a meaningful life and offer social integration with the greater Ingleside community,” said Ingleside at Rock Creek Executive Director Frank Beech. “We are excited to see the pairing of these neighborhoods and the Center for Healthy Living come to fruition and offer even more amenities to residents throughout the full continuum of support.”

The Centers for Healthy Living will later be accompanied by more than 100 new independent living residences at Gardenside and at Creekside by the end of 2019 and early 2020 respectively. Ingleside at King Farm’s Gardenside will add 120 independent living residences and Ingleside at Rock Creek’s Creekside will add 105 independent living residences.

Ingleside is a premier, charitable not-for-profit provider of comprehensive older adult opportunities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Based in Rockville, Ingleside is the parent organization for three CARF-accredited, SAGECare platinum LGBT cultural competency credentialed, charitable not-for-profit, life plan communities (formerly continuing care retirement communities) and its affiliates, including the Westminster Ingleside Foundation, WING (Westminster Ingleside Group), which focuses on real estate development and management, and Ingleside at Home, a not-for-profit, charitable home-based care program. Ingleside’s family of communities include Ingleside at Rock Creek (Washington, D.C.), Westminster at Lake Ridge (Lake Ridge, VA), and Ingleside at King Farm (Rockville).

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