One-of-a-kind facility assists the county’s elderly population based on the Association Montessori International, Montessori Aging and Dementia Program.
MIAMI, FL – October 30, 2017- To meet an increasing need in our community, Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon (owned by the nonprofit Assistance to the Elderly, Inc.) has created an affordable 24-hour specialized environment for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related disorders, The Memory Care Program. The approach for the residents in this unit is based on the Association Montessori International, Montessori for Aging and Dementia Program.
Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the USA. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today, and by 2050 that number could get as high as 16 million. One way or another, at some point we are or will be affected by this disease.
The Memory Care Program encompasses 16,000 square feet of full-time living and activity space for the care of 52 full-time residents. “The program’s early results have been outstanding, we have been able to witness many of the resident’s flourish in their new environment,” said Barbara Galindo, Administrator for Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon.
The residents enjoy spacious rooms, communal sitting areas, safe access to outdoor spaces with plants, separate dining areas, and a home-like kitchen. All the spaces in the program were designed with considerable attention to detail to improve cognitive abilities – from paint color to lighting specifications. All our staff has received training based on the Association Montessori International, Montessori for Aging and Dementia Program.
Today Residential Plaza and Assistance to the Elderly have announced their 8th Annual Cuban Night for Alzheimer’s, Let’s Dance for a Cause! on November 17th at the University of Miami Donna E. Shalala Student Center. A night full of music by Ahi Na Ma, food, raffles, tobacco rolling and much more! All funds raised will benefit Residential Plaza’s Memory Care Program.
Join us in raising awareness towards Alzheimer’s and dementia-related disorders, and care for the most vulnerable in our community.