Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk
Offers Memory Care
Questions about Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
Bridges by EPOCH staff is extensively trained by our expert dementia team. They review and learn the best techniques and approach with our residents to create the very best days. Team members are continuously trained on a monthly basis through mandatory in-services.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
24/7 Nursing and CNA Team
What programs or activities does Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Resident-Centered Activities & Programs That Celebrate the Individual Our memory care programs are unique and embrace the EPOCH Senior Living philosophy of individuality and celebration. Our innovative dementia care programming focuses on our residents’ skills and interests, instead of focusing on memories and abilities that have been lost. Our approach begins with all Bridges® team members getting to know each memory care resident on a personal level by learning their likes and dislikes, favorite hobbies and memories, dietary preferences and so much more. Then we use an effective blend of expert-recommended Alzheimer’s care, activities, communication techniques, exercises and more to help create the happiest, most meaningful moments possible every day.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
Wellness Director and Registered Nursing team assess each individuals health and cognitive functioning prior to admission to begin the process of creating a unique personalized care plan for the resident. This assessments are done periodically and care plans are updated as needed.
What techniques does Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk's unique environment creates an optimal dining experience for our residents. Residents enjoy restaurant style dining in the comfort of their household that feels like their dining room at home. We offer choice with beautiful show plates for residents and a wide variety of always available foods.
How does Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Bridges by EPOCH takes direction from the families as to their preferred methods and frequency of communication.
Describe the neighborhood around Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Bridges by EPOCH is conveniently located off of I95 near Costco and Norwalk Community College. Residents and families at Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk enjoy our beautiful half acre courtyard and beautiful seasonal views of the Five Mile River.
Is Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Costs for Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk
Cost of Memory Care
Services and Amenities of Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk
- All Inclusive Rent
- Entry Fee
- Memory Care Starting At: $8295/month
Room and housing options
- Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
- Studio Apartments
- Resident Capacity: 72
- Minimum Age: 55
- Pets: Small Pets Allowed
- State Licenses: pending
About Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk
In late 2017, Bridges® by EPOCH at Norwalk will open our doors to a safe haven for area seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Adhering to the same philosophy that works so well in our sister communities, our compassionate, dementia-trained associates, state-of-the-art design and specialized Bridges® programming will come together to raise the quality of life for our residents by infusing purpose and happiness into their daily activities while supporting their independence with dignity and respect.
Our warm, inviting community will consist of small, self-contained households, each staffed by a dedicated team of highly trained professionals who understand the challenges of caring for people with dementia and – just as importantly – how to handle these challenges with patience and kindness. Bridges® by EPOCH’s households have fewer than 20 private or companion memory care suites, creating an intimate, familiar living space that builds strong bonds and trusting relationships between residents and associates.
Bridges® by EPOCH at Norwalk’s smart design will allow our residents to safely and confidently explore their respective households (including secure, outdoor courtyards) and move about their homes as they wish.
Our architectural design strategy includes specific lighting and paint schemes that reduce anxiety, easy-to-navigate hallways and directional cues that reduce confusion, and camouflaged exits and high-tech safety features that prevent wandering.