What is so special about New Dawn Memory Care?
Care for individuals with memory impairment including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is our sole focus. We don’t try to be all things to all people. We specialize in caring for individuals throughout all stages of memory loss, including individuals with challenging symptoms. We do more than just create good days – we work with our residents and families to fight the progression of dementia and related disorders through proper health care oversight, nutrition, and memory enhancing activities. Our specially designed completely secure buildings, on-site nurses around the clock, and experienced staff provides you with the peace of mind you’ve been looking for. The research and information related to dementia care is constantly changing and New Dawn considers itself to be on the cutting edge in the care of those living with this disease. We pride ourselves in offering state-of-the-art care and service in everything we do.
Our intimate 16-bedroom homes are specially designed to be safe and secure, but above all comfortable and familiar. Over half of each community is comprised of common space including kitchen, comfortable living and dining areas, activity spaces and a sun porch leading to a fully enclosed outdoor garden. The décor is designed to be familiar and homelike with accessories and memorabilia that will remind residents of happier times in their past. At New Dawn we believe our residents want the privacy of their own room and bathroom, and the ability to socialize with others when they feel like it, not because they have no choice. Residents are encouraged to bring their own furnishings and personal items to make their rooms feel as homelike as possible. You can even paint and change the window treatments if you like according to community guidelines. If you prefer, furnishings can be supplied for an additional fee.
Safety & security
The safety and security of our residents is of paramount importance. That is why you will find today’s most advanced technology fully utilized to manage wandering and falls. While no one can prevent accidents completely, we believe you will be impressed with our use of motion sensors, quiet alarms, tracking systems and fire suppression. Our buildings are smoke-free and our policies prohibit the use of known toxic substances in our buildings.
Only the best need
Apply for employment
The first requirement for employment at New Dawn is a caring heart and positive outlook. We then provide some of the best training in our field. In fact, every member of the New Dawn staff is trained in dementia care and behaviors by the Alzheimer’s Association. Ongoing training and education is also an essential part of our program. Employees receive continuous training on topics ranging from helping residents maintain their independence to managing aggressive behavior. Of course, every employee has a thorough background check and drug screen. Hard to believe that every employer doesn’t do this!
We offer high staff-to-resident ratios and have onsite nurses around-the-clock, every day. Our staff is paired with particular residents whenever possible so they truly get to know their unique capabilities and challenges, as well as likes and dislikes. Best yet, we encourage you to talk directly to the professionals caring for your loved one.
We bring out the
best in our residents
Our programs and services are designed with input not only from national experts but also from family members and prospective residents. We treat people as individuals, with dignity and concern for the needs and interests of the whole person. Our full-time activities staff involve our residents as each resident desires and according the resident’s unique potential. The smell of baking cookies; a fireside chat, the sounds of Benny Goodman playing softly in the background as young children color at the feet of their grandmother. In the activities room, four women reminiscence with a Program Coordinator about working as teens at the “five & diner”, as another resident has her nails manicured by a visiting beautician.
In the kitchen, two residents help a Resident Assistant ice cookies to serve to the others, and a well-dressed gentleman returns from one of the home’s “life skills station” where he finished up some paperwork in an area resembling his 1950s office.
In a private room a Resident Assistant is working with a resident to help her decide what dress to wear. The two dresses are laid out carefully to allow choices and the resident feels good about her decision and the control over her attire. These are the sights and sounds of New Dawn.