To best serve our residents with challenges ranging from simple forgetfulness to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss, Forestview Manor is the only assisted living community in the Lakes Region with its entire leadership team trained as Dementia Certified Practitioners.
At Forestview Manor, AspireCare is both our lifestyle and our therapy program. This unique holistic program of nurturing care is offered to every resident. We regularly train our entire staff in techniques specific to cognitive disorders and incorporate the latest in advanced research into our program and personalize it to each resident’s interests and needs every day.
These are AspireCare basic tenets.
These are AspireCare® basic tenets
ADVANCED COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES
We know that in normal communication what you say is of primary importance. However, in the case of seniors who are losing their ability to process information, how you say something is more important. Our communications training is extensive, unique, and deeply meaningful to our residents and staff.
THE RHYTHM OF THE DAY
We have learned that consistency is vital to our residents. We begin each day with slow, comforting waking routines as well as a nutritious breakfast. The day continues with easy warm-up activities to help residents gain confidence. After lunch, each resident continues the day with more active, physical, and mental activities designed in a personalized manner. For example, our exclusive Kitchen Memories® program is often happening in our Maplewood building, always resulting in a favorite afternoon treat. The rhythm of the day winds down with a light dinner often accompanied by soothing instrumental music. Comforting movies may occur before getting ready for a good night’s sleep.
ADVANCED WELLNESS CARE
At Forestview Manor, we take great pride in our customized and thorough staff training for our RNs, LPNs and nurses’ aides. Each member of our leadership team is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. We are a 24-hour state licensed assisted living community with a medical staff that includes a Medical Director, a Geropsychiatrist, and three licensed nurses onsite seven days a week. Our warm, caring and professional staff brings many years of collective assisted living experience to Forestview. We also partner with community experts and specialists in various healthcare fields to provide exceptional and holistic care for our residents, up to and including hospice care if appropriate.
RESEARCH-BASED DINING PROGRAM
Research tells us that along with tailored activity and good health care, diet is vital to maintaining health, particularly for those with memory loss. Our compassionate dining program is a significant component of AspireCare. It stimulates appetite with a comfortable dining room atmosphere and choices that are best for those with limited dining ability. Our food is homemade, not preprocessed, and has the right mix of fresh, often New Hampshire-sourced vegetables, whole grains and proteins to maximize enjoyment and health. Sugar and fat are kept to a minimum, but never to the extent that food is not delicious!
We invite you to experience the AspireCare® difference at Forestview Manor.