New Dawn Memory Care
2000 S. Blackhawk Street
Aurora , CO, 80014
MEMORY CARE IS OUR SOLE FOCUS
We specialize in providing compassionate care for individuals with all types of memory loss, including all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s in a warm, assisted living community.
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SPECIALIZED ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA PROGRAMS
These state-of-the-art, research-based programs have been developed using more than 50 years of collective expertise from the founders of New Dawn. We can often care for people that other retirement communities cannot handle.
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EXCEPTIONAL ASSISTED LIVING CARE
Our colleagues are among the most caring and highly trained in our profession. Your loved ones will receive quality care because we provide high staff-to-resident ratios and daily nurse supervision around the clock.
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A RESIDENTIAL ALTERNATIVE TO A NURSING HOME
We recognize how difficult dealing with dementia can be for individuals and their families and friends. At New Dawn, we work hard to provide assistance to the family and help you feel as informed and involved in the life of your loved one as you can be.
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OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS IS HAND-PICKED
If you don’t love our residents, then you can’t work at New Dawn. We select all of our employees for their heart, positive attitude, patience and willingness to provide the very best care and service for each resident every day. And just to be sure, our employees undergo background checks. We provide ongoing training and coaching, and our CPR-trained staff completes training by the Alzheimer’s Association.
FAMILIAR, HOME-LIKE DESIGN WELCOMES RESIDENTS
Individuals with memory loss are more comfortable in small, familiar, residential settings. New Dawn offers three single-story buildings of 16 private rooms with full bathrooms. Our interior décor is designed to appeal to our residents, not just their children and grandchildren. We understand that too many “things” can be over-stimulating and stressful so we avoid clutter and have quiet areas and a bathing spa for relaxation. Our homes evoke happy memories, such as Craftsmen-style furnishings, soothing colors and even a “retro” refrigerator in our kitchen. Residents enjoy our sunroom, activities room and an on-site beauty/barber shop because we know they want to look their best.
TOGETHER WE WORK TO MAKE EACH MOMENT COUNT
Each of us travels our own life journey and though we can’t always control life, we can strive to live life to the fullest. At New Dawn, we respect our residents’ history, as well as their present. We focus on creating the very best days for every resident and family member. When confusion and frustration cause anxiety, we “re-direct” rather than correct. We learn all we can about the individuals’ likes and dislikes and help them to continue the activities they know and love. Each resident has a personalized plan and often, they find new interests that bring joy to their lives
While we acknowledge that currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and many other forms of memory impairment, there is evidence that proper nutrition, “brain exercises,” appropriate medication, exercise and health monitoring can influence residents’ daily abilities, health and quality of life. Our programs and services are designed with input from national experts, as well as family members and potential residents and include:
- Special diets (omega 3, vitamin-enriched) and hydration programs
- Our activity program—Cognitive Action Therapy
- Techniques (CATT), a specially-designed program to maintain cognitive abilities for as long as possible
- Exercise programs with strength training
- Music for the soul
- Complementary therapies, such as aroma therapy, massage and reflexology (some at additional costs)
- The Alzheimer’s Association art program for interested residents
- Continence training
- Fall prevention programs
- Assistance in arranging physical, speech and occupational therapy