Memory Care

Memory care with compassion.

The Brielle offers programming adapted specifically to help residents with memory impairments foster their social, intellectual, spiritual, and physical well-being under the medical guidance of on-site physicians.

Heartfelt CONNECTIONS – A Memory Care Program®

The Brielle features the renowned Heartfelt CONNECTIONS – A Memory Care Program® for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. This person-centered philosophy is grounded in the belief that the abilities that remain are far more important than those that are lost.

Every person’s life experiences and needs are unique, so our programs are adapted to the individual. We assess each resident’s interests and abilities, then build a personalized approach to create moments of joy. Each resident’s legacy and passions are honored through our programs, which increase awareness, cognition and engagement; stimulate pleasant long-term memories; provide joy and pleasure; and decrease anxiety and agitation.

staten island memory care Frequently asked questions

What is a memory care facility?

What is the average cost of memory care in the US?

What types of memory care activities does The Brielle include?

The Brielle offers memory care activities that cover a wide range of physical, social, intellectual and spiritual needs. This includes creative arts expression, stimulating cognitive games and social opportunities.

Activities are both enjoyable and enriching, such as the Create and Compose art and music program, the creation of Legacy Kits to support long-term memory, Travel Times to offer little getaways to new places and the Creature Comforts pet therapy program. Exercise and good nutrition are built into each day at The Brielle as well.

Does Medicare cover memory care facilities?

Medicare will pay for partial costs of memory care. For example, Medicare Part D will pay for many prescription medications. Traditional Medicare coverage does not cover the cost of a memory care community, however. PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), which is a combination of Medicare and Medicaid, can help with some of the costs of memory care, and people with dementia or similar memory concerns may be eligible for this program. PACE is designed to give people access to memory and dementia care so they do not have to move into a skilled nursing home community.

Helping hands to help minds thrive.

Individuals who build a career at The Brielle are filled with optimism and a genuine desire to help others. You don’t just work at The Brielle – you care, motivate, and engage.

Training
Our industry-leading training programs teach all staff — even non-clinically licensed employees such as operations, dining, or housekeeping — how to compassionately support the day-to-day needs of residents with memory impairments while finding ways to engage with them. Our methods and leadership give staff permission to slow down, make connections, and gain a deeper understanding of residents’ lives.

Interaction
Every person on staff — from housekeepers to bookkeepers to the kitchen and wellness teams — are considered care providers in the community and are trained to go above and beyond. Staff take time to truly get to know each resident, and work every day to create moments of joy. Employees are encouraged to blend personal interests and experiences with the lives of residents, lead group programs and interact on a regular basis. Residents have endless opportunities to stay engaged in positive experiences, yet can always find privacy and quiet time when they need it.


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