The Birches is also proud to offer Encore — a specialized neighborhood in our community, dedicated to providing memory support services. When someone loved and cared about starts experiencing mild to severe memory loss, it can be devastating to the individual and to their family. Finding a solution is not always an easy task. Encore may be just the solution you are looking for.
This secure, state-of-the-art neighborhood provides well-designed, private, pet-friendly apartment suites and carefully selected well-trained staff that use innovative approaches and technology to address cognitive and social needs and desires while ensuring each resident's dignity and prolonging independence.
"My mother has been in the Encore memory area of the Birches for almost a year. The place is so clean, and the staff is so loving and caring. I see her very frequently and she is almost always occupied with activities in the company of other residents and staff. Sometimes she is enjoying the activity so much, that instead of going out, she wants me to join her. My mother was unhappy in her previous place, and it gives me such peace to see how happy she is at the Birches." Family Member, Caring.com Review
".... My Mom has been in the memory care unit for 5 months and she is thriving after being in two other facilities over the last few years. Though her prior facility was virtually the same cost the care was below standard and we needed to find a place with caring staff that actually nurtured the residents. I wish we had found The Birches sooner. The intake process was smooth and compassionate. Jackie and Robin and the staff were so informative, caring and professional. We wanted to get our Mom into this new facility before Thanksgiving and they made it happen to our delight. The staff provides activities, excursions and stimulation all day and night. I can honestly say that I never find my Mom in her room. Keep up the good work!!!" Kim K.,Yelp Review
The Birches’ Encore neighborhood provides person-centered care that makes life easier and more meaningful for residents with memory loss. In order to promote the well-being of residents living in Encore, The Birches has devised the Encore Structured Day, an organized yet flexible daily routine that fosters social engagement and growth.
The Encore Structured Day includes time for exercise, hobbies, relaxation, and reinforces proper hydration. Residents living in Encore are also encouraged to engage in cognitive activities like the Dakim brain fitness, a researched-based program that slows cognitive decline. Residents can utilize the intuitive, touch-screen Dakim console to engage in a series of fun, stimulating exercises that support their cognitive health.
The Encore Structured Day supports all four components of Successful Aging: Social support, Intellectual challenge, Physical growth, and Spiritual connections. Below are some examples of our weekly structured programs to support their potential:
Social: Happy Hour, TimeSlips, Lifebio Writing, Flower Arranging, Movie Night, Curious Corner, and more!
Intellectual: Dakim, Math Bingo, Masterpiece Moments, Name That Tune, Reading Club, Gourmet Club, and more!
Physical: Strength and Balance Class, Movement to Music, Personal Training, Chair Yoga, and more!
Spiritual: Meditation, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Music & Memory Program, Sing Fit, Rosary & Communion, Sensory Stimulation, Comfort Dogs, Therapy Chickens, Gardening Club, and more!
At The Birches, we help family members and their loved ones stay connected. Our team bridges connection through innovative technologies using our Family Engagement App. Our family members can view our calendar of events in advance, receive notifications on activity attendance, receive or share pictures through our HIPAA secured chat, have more meaningful visits based on their loved ones preferences, and much more!
Birches' family members: Login to Caremerge for the current activity calendar