Health Info & Resources for Seniors
The Alzheimer’s Association says that 1 in every 10 people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. At that rate, one could assume that there are over 14,500 people in the Lehigh Valley with dementia (the US Census Bureau estimate in 2016 put the County’s 65+ population at over 145,000).
As Alzheimer’s and dementia affects more families, new services, solutions and communities are being created to combat the disease. The newest senior living community for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia is South Mountain Memory Care in Emmaus.
South Mountain Memory Care is a stand-alone memory care community with 24 private suites, providing residents with high-quality care and attention in supporting their cognitive function and lifestyle. South Mountain Memory Care is solely dedicated to memory care. Its unique layout and small size ensures that residents feel at home and receive the quality care they desire.
Memory care is a type of senior living that provides assistance to aging residents with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, and dressing. It also provides additional support for the cognitive needs of the residents including specialized staff training, memory programming and interior design considerations to support their needs. Those with memory impairment require greater oversight and care, and memory care communities like South Mountain offer structured activities, meals, games and therapies.
South Mountain Memory Care is slated to open in the Summer of 2018. Construction has already begun at the site located at 201 S. 7th Street. The developer of the property is Valley Builders, Inc., and South Mountain will be owned by the contracting company’s President Bill Wall. LifeCare Holdings, LLC will be the management company.
The community is tucked in the neighborhoods at the base of South Mountain for which the community is named. The physical location and outdoor surroundings will make residents feel at home.
For more information on South Mountain Memory Care visit http://www.southmountainmemorycare.com/ or call 610-966-0687.