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An assisted living community for senior citizens, including those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, has officially opened in New Town.
The community, called Edgeworth Park Senior Living, is located on a 4-acre lot at the end of Discovery Park Boulevard.
According to a news release, the facility includes 62 assisted living residences and 21 memory care suites, all organized into neighborhoods and all under one roof. Residents can choose from among studios, and one- or two-bedroom apartments.
Designed and developed by local owners, the facility will be managed by Iowa-based Life Care Services. In addition to helping residents with the activities of daily living, Edgeworth Park offers a secure memory care neighborhood for those with memory loss.
Residents who need it will receive highly individualized care designed specifically for each state of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia through the memory care program Heartfelt Connections, also managed by Life Care Services.
“Our community has been built from the ground up to serve the needs of local seniors,” Qudsia Chaudhary, executive director of Edgeworth Park said in a release. “Every detail is designed to provide the highest quality care and exceptional amenities.”
Such amenities include chef-prepared meals, a fitness center, outdoor walking trails and a 24-hour on-site staff, Chaudhary said. Residents in the memory care neighborhood will have access to a shared kitchen.
John Cushen, regional director of marketing and sales for Life Care Services, said amenities like the kitchen encourage residents to perform normal activities, such as baking, folding napkins or sorting silverware, as they did before they were diagnosed with a memory loss condition.
“We want you to be as independent as you want or are able to be,” Cushen said. “These are some of the things our residents take pride in every day.”
According to an LCS brochure, the LCS memory care program takes a personalized approach to each resident’s care with an emphasis on personal care, productivity and leisure.
“There is a growing need to provide care for those suffering from memory loss,” Chaudhary said. “[Our program] is designed to offer those with memory loss a sense of purpose, satisfaction, dignity and quality of life.”
To learn more about Edgeworth Park at New Town or Heartfelt Connections, call 757-663-5677 or go to EdgeworthParkatNewTown.com.
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