Innovative Programming Engages Alzheimer’s and Dementia Residents

January 16, 2019

RAMSEY, NJ–Fox Trail Memory Care Living, a specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia subsidiary of Fox Trail Senior Living, has launched a pioneer “Living Life Well” program. This exclusive, unique and innovative program encompasses a whole-body approach towards wellness; introducing purpose-driven and ability-appropriate activities for Alzheimer’s and dementia residents as a pathway towards a better quality of life.

The Living Life Well program was curated specifically with Alzheimer’s and dementia residents in mind. It offers a broad spectrum of robust activities designed to stimulate memory, provide comfort and familiarity, and influence a sense of well-being. On any given day, you will find residents immersed in classical theater, yoga, tai chi, or therapeutic essential oil therapy, as well as, enjoying the benefits of Fox Trail’s premier concierge and companion care and house call physician programs.

“One of the most promising aspects of introducing the Living Life Well program was the positive reception our objectives received from the residents’ families, as well as, from our care staff and physician community,” said Fox Trail Memory Care Living Managing Partner, Michael Eisele. “It was clear that our staff and administrators aspired to provide more personally relevant activities for their residents, and we are committed to providing them with the resources to do so.”

Fox Trail’s memory care professionals maintain a personalized relationship with residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss, to discern preferences and offer options for meaningful activities, based on their wishes. The ability to offer residents activities catered to their specific needs and preferences demonstrates a positive shift in the philosophy of Alzheimer’s and dementia care; ensuring Fox Trail’s programming will remain an ever evolving landscape to fully enrich resident’s lives.

In December, Fox Trail Memory Care Living launched a Concierge and Companion Care Program. The Concierge program is a 30-day new resident benefit included in the resident’s one-time community fee. The program provides new residents with a Fox Trail Memory Care Living team member specifically dedicated towards assisting with moving in a family’s loved one, facilitating introductions with staff and other residents and coordinating care services and daily schedules based upon the resident’s wishes. A keepsake book, “Living Life Well” with pictures, words, photographs and quotes will be gifted to the family after the 30-day experience.

This new offering strengthens relationships between residents, family and care team members, ultimately leading to better outcomes for Alzheimer’s and dementia residents and their families.

Additionally, all families will have the option of enrolling their loved one’s in a new Companion Care Program. The Companion Care Program pairs residents with a dedicated activities leader, whom works to personalize a residents daily schedule to specifically match his/her interests. The Companion Care Program is offered for an hourly fee, with the family’s choice of how many hours per month they would like to secure.

All Concierge & Companion Care services are coordinated and arranged through the Fox Trail Memory Care Living’s Programming Department, led by the VP of Special Programming, Laura Politz.

“We are extremely excited about the launch of these programs,” said Eisele shared. “At Fox Trail, we are dedicated to helping our residents’ live life well and believe these programs will aid us in executing our commitment to that mission.”

Fox Trail Senior Living, the parent company of Fox Trail Memory Care Living, is a Ramsey, NJ-based senior living organization operating 19 boutique communities throughout the United States. Fox Trail Senior Living offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including assisted living, assisted living alternatives, and care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss.


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