The Residence at Cedar Dell

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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628 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747
Call (800) 385-2527
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What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Monthly in-services on a variety of topics, 8-hour dementia certification upon hire and every 2 years after through the National Institute of Dementia Education, fire and elopement drills.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at The Residence at Cedar Dell. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The average age of our Assisted Living resident is 85 years old, with Memory Care being slightly higher at 88. We offer 61 apartments to residents who are fully independent or need some assistance with activities of daily living. Our residents are mostly from the local area with family close by. Our residents enjoy a variety of favorite things to do but some favorites include music and dancing, exercise, cooking demonstrations, book club, arts and crafts, card games and more. We have a wonderful outdoor space that a lot of residents enjoy walking around.

What programs or activities does The Residence at Cedar Dell offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Newly established Barre dance classes, Certified Tai Chi instructors lead Tai Chi classes, and we also have other exercise opportunities including yoga or stretch and strengthen and a walking club in nicer weather. Our residents enjoy creative expression craft time making canvas art, photography projects, paintings and more. We host weekly food tasting socials and happy hours 3x/week at dinner. We just started a book club and enjoy trivia, bingo and movie nights. We also host religious services, among other things.

What places are near The Residence at Cedar Dell or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We are located on the same road as UMASS Dartmouth (about 1.5 miles past it) which is a good landmark when describing location, they also offer senior classes there; Very close to two main physician groups- Hawthorn Medical and PrimaCare; 4 main hospitals located in surrounding towns; Conveniently located off a main highway about halfway between the Cape and Providence, RI; Dartmouth Mall located within 1 mile; Many local churches and restaurants within a close vicinity

What transportation services does The Residence at Cedar Dell offer to assisted living residents?

We have a van that provides transportation to physician appointments 2x/week and outings 2x/week. Outings are currently suspended due to COVID and capacity restrictions on the van, however we are still doing physician transportation.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Residence at Cedar Dell exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our culinary program is exceptional and some of our preferred providers for ingredients include Sid Wainer & Son and Boar’s Head, among others. All of our food is homemade daily from soup to dessert and served anytime between the hours of 7:00 am – 7:00 pm with open seating and no set dining times. A sample lunch: Soup: New England Clam Chowder; Entrée Choices: Baked Haddock with Ritz Cracker Topping, Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Spinach OR Chicken Marsala Baked in a Light Wine Sauce, Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Spinach, Assorted Desserts including Lemon Squares or Coffee Cake with Fresh Fruit ice cream, pudding, cookies; We offer an alternate menu of favorite choices if either main entrée choice is not to the resident's liking. Some offerings on that menu include: omelets, fresh fruit & cottage cheese plate, salads, burgers, chicken breast, deli and club sandwiches and pasta, among others.

What safety features or security measures does The Residence at Cedar Dell offer to assisted living residents?

Staffed 24/7, Individualized care plan tailored to the resident's care needs, emergency response pendant system, safety checks if needed.

How does The Residence at Cedar Dell keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Frequent communication from our Wellness Department and Executive Director regarding care plan and reassessments. Eblast system for our families generated by our community and LCB for larger communication as well.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at The Residence at Cedar Dell during daytime and nighttime hours?

Staffing is based on resident need and census, however there will never be less than 2 resident care associates with up to 4 based on resident needs.

If The Residence at Cedar Dell accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Yes, we are pet friendly. The pet can enjoy their apartment space or other common areas when accompanied by their owner and on a leash. There is a one time pet deposit that would apply.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Monthly in-services on a variety of topics, 8-hour dementia certification upon hire and every 2 years after through the National Institute of Dementia Education, fire and elopement drills.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

Staffing is based on resident need and census, however there will never be less than 2 resident care associates with up to 4 based on resident needs.

What safety features or security measures does The Residence at Cedar Dell provide to protect residents who wander?

We have a secure memory care neighborhood for residents who are at risk for exit seeking or wandering.

What programs or activities does The Residence at Cedar Dell offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Reflections is distinguished by its Four Pillars of Engagement, which connect with the whole person through Physical, Social, Cognitive, and Emotional experiences. Connecting with people who are living with dementia across these four dimensions has been proven to generate many positive outcomes, including increased overall engagement with life, reduced confusion, and a focus on the person’s abilities. A multifaceted approach to interaction can help slow or even reverse the progression of some signs and symptoms of dementia. Favorite programs include: crafting, music, exercise and reminiscing activities- trivia relating to old movies, songs, TV shows, historical events, etc.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Our Resident Care Director and Reflections Director complete a pre-move in assessment, post move-in assessment after 30-days and are then reassessed every 6 months or sooner if needed based on medical need/intervention (fall, sickness, hospitalization, etc.)

What techniques does The Residence at Cedar Dell use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Dining Details: Our plates are yellow, which is an “Active Color” that stimulates the salivary glands. Apricot-colored placemats provide color contrast for visual clarity. Tables are set with minimal centerpieces to avoid distraction. Soft, melodic instrumental music provides ambiance and aids digestion. Glass drinkware is used instead of plastic to maintain dignity. Contrasting colors are easier to see and distinguish, so our uniforms have a different color top than bottom and servers wear colorful aprons. Our caregivers wear lime green because it is a clearly visible color to residents with dementia. A social dining program alleviates isolation and depression. Caregivers are also trained to keep conversation cheerful. Offer foods that can be easily eaten by hand such as shrimp cocktail and potato wedges to assist residents with dexterity challenges who struggle with cutlery. Offer foods that are easy to chew and swallow like salmon.

How does The Residence at Cedar Dell keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Frequent communication from our Reflections Director, Wellness Department and Executive Director regarding care plan and reassessments. Eblast system for our families generated by our community and LCB for larger communication as well.

Describe the neighborhood around The Residence at Cedar Dell. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

We are located on a rural neighborhood road with many residential neighborhoods near by, close proximity to shopping, restaurants and local churches as well as physician offices and hospitals with a main highway within 5 minutes of the community.

Is The Residence at Cedar Dell affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

While we do not have a direct affiliation with any local hospitals we respect resident preference and will transport them where requested. 911 calls go to the closest local hospital, St. Luke's. Our corporate company LCB Senior Living has many affiliations including: Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital and most recently, REACT Neuro.

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Services and Amenities of The Residence at Cedar Dell

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: Yes
  • Studio Apartments

General

  • Resident Capacity: 79
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed Only

Costs

  • Assisted Living Starting At: $5710/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $6400/month
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    About The Residence at Cedar Dell

    Imagine having more time to do the things that make you happy: catching up on the best-seller list, getting out to the theater with friends, learning a new language or just relaxing with the people you enjoy. Imagine life without the worries and stresses of maintaining a home. Imagine you being you again. This is the life that awaits you at The Residence at Cedar Dell.

    Our lovely Assisted Living and Memory Care community, located in beautiful Dartmouth, puts a premium on service and hospitality while providing a wealth of amenities to make life easy and enjoyable.

    Serving Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Acushnet, Fall River, Freetown, New Bedford, Westport and other fine communities.

    What Makes Us Special

    Our community may be beautiful and well-maintained, but what truly sets us apart is a dedication to hospitality and service. Our community is your home, and you deserve to feel comfortable and attended to in a courteous, professional manner. To that end, we hire and train hospitality specialists who not only provide a great lifestyle, expert care and family atmosphere, but do so with an unfailing attention to service.

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