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The Greenhouse Model

The following blog explains a unique household model that we have adapted in each of our elder care facilities. I hope you find the information thought provoking while providing an alternative solution for those in search of a safe, family oriented and loving location for a cherished elder living with progressive dementia.

The Story of Jenny

This story is about a lady I met at the very beginning of my career. I was 22 years-old and working in a nursing home. Her name was Vincenza Donzella! However, she liked to be called Jenny!

The Eden Alternative in Care Communities

Utilizing the Eden Alternative care model is one of the many reasons RPH is an excellent choice when trying to find a place for loved ones with progressive dementia who can no longer be cared for safely at home.

Part 1: Someone you love is living with dementia, what now?

Persons living with dementia experience changes in cognitive and functional abilities as the disease progresses. This varies from person to person depending on the type of dementia and the stage of the illness.

Part 2: Eligibility and Admission

Admission guidelines vary among assisted living providers based on the scope of services authorized by DOH. At the Rochester Presbyterian Home residences, we complete an in-person assessment to evaluate our ability to meet the needs of the individual.

Part 3: The Decision to Move Forward

You’ve made the decision to move your loved one to a residential care facility. But now, you wonder how the Elder will handle the transition.

Part 4: Creating a Successful Transition

Even with careful planning, extra attention and reassurance, the combination of dementia and a major life change can temporarily produce an even greater level of anxiety and agitation for new residents.

Part 5: Why RPH is truly unique

The Rochester Presbyterian Home has been serving Elders since 1925. Our founders believed it was our mission to provide “a safe and happy haven for persons in their sunset years.”