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Reflections Memory Care


A mindful and non-pharmacological approach to promoting dignity and quality of life for older adults with memory challenges, through compassionate care and a focus on the person, not the disease.

Our Reflections Memory Care program utilizes a social model of supportive living.  Through varied and carefully planned programs, we support and enrich the experiences that our residents have on a daily basis. We encourage them to be active members of society, to be independent, to express themselves through therapeutic engagement, and to flourish.  We create life experiences and events, not activities.

Reflections is distinguished by its Four Pillars of Engagement, which connect with the whole person through Physical, Social, Cognitive, and Emotional experiences. Connecting with people who are living with dementia across these four dimensions has been proven to generate many positive outcomes, including increased overall engagement with life, reduced confusion, and a focus on the person’s abilities. A multifaceted approach to interaction can help slow or even reverse the progression of some signs and symptoms of dementia.

Our memory care program is led by Certified Dementia Professionals, and is based on our wellness model in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.  This has led to a five-faceted program of activities that goes above-and-beyond the Four Pillars of Engagement to help slow and in some cases improve the symptoms and signs of dementia.  Comprised of Exercise, Learning, Tai Chi, Mindfulness and Rehabilitation, these program elements are architected to benefit the entire person–emotion, spirit and body.

Our professional staff understands the complex needs of you and your loved ones, and provides a range of services in a specialized, separate environment that includes a dining room, sunny sitting and exercise areas, a secured, outdoor recreation area, and other amenities. Let us work with you to create an individualized plan to ensure an active and dignified lifestyle.

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“Everything I need is here at the community. The residents and staff are not only nice but are also very caring.”

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