Friday, July 19, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
A memory care center that serves residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss recently opened in Suwanee. (Special Photo)
SUWANEE — A memory care facility that broke ground more than a year ago announced this week that it opened earlier this month.
The $10 million facility called Autumn Leaves of Sugarloaf will serve 46 patients who have Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss in a 26,000 square foot building at 1455 Satellite Blvd. in Suwanee. The building is designed based on scientific research in terms of color of light, windows and type of paint, carpet and furniture, according to a press release.
Jodie Massey, the facility’s regional director of sales and marketing, said the residents are offered daily activities, life enrichment programs and a healthy menu. There are also free programs offered to the public, support groups, memory testing and a five hour period on Wednesdays to give caregivers a break.
“We are excited that our doors at our Sugarloaf location are now open, and we can start moving residents into their new home,” Massey said. There is such a great need for specialized memory care.”
The community also offers a culinary director, a nutritionist, doctor and dietician. Life enrichment programs at the facility also feature programs that use touch, laughter, music and dance to engage senses and personality.
“We specialize in providing the best quality of care for someone living with memory impairment in a home-like setting,” said Chad Anderson, President of Constant Care Family Management, the property management company for Autumn Leaves communities.
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