The Memory Care Residences at Cottage Grove opened in the spring of 2009. These four adjacent residences exemplify Rochester Presbyterian Home’s philosophy and vision for Elder care as we nurture relationships that feel like family within homes that are truly home.
At Cottage Grove, there are no long corridors, imposing medical equipment or medication carts. Instead, you walk into an open concept living room, dining area and state-of- the-art kitchen. Elders may help in the kitchen with meal preparation or gather around the hearth for conversation. They share meals with staff members in the dining area. The twelve Elders in each house have a private bedroom and bathroom. There is plenty of outdoor space with a front porch and a secure courtyard that connects the four residences.
This model of care is particularly appropriate for persons living with dementia because the setting is small, familiar and comforting. More importantly, the Eden Alternative philosophy embraced by the employees assures that the Elders are the center of life and are inspired to develop genuine relationships that nurture the human spirit.