The Memory Care Residences at Creekstone-An Eden Alternative Community
Rochester Presbyterian Home extends our family to Rochester’s east side as we open our third community on Mason Road in the town of Perinton. These four adjacent residences exemplify Rochester Presbyterian Home’s mission, philosophy and vision for Elder care as we nurture relationships that feel like family within homes that are truly “home.”
It Can Be Different!
At Creekstone, there are no long corridors, imposing medical equipment or medication carts. Instead, you walk into a ranch-style family home with an accessible kitchen, large living/dining area and 14 bedrooms! The front porch and secure courtyard allow Elders the freedom to enjoy the outdoors.
The Elders and staff of each residence become family and all help to care for each other and the home. The traditional hierarchy, common in long term care, is truly flattened with the resources and authority shifted from administrative structures toward those staff working closest with the Elders.
Shahbazim are the key staff members of each residence. The Shahbazim assist Elders with their personal care and offer opportunities for Elders to connect and build relationships. They also make the meals and maintain the home.
Residence Guides include the administrator and two nurse/care-managers provide clinical support to the family of Elders in each of the homes.
Our experience has shown us that this model is particularly comforting for persons living with dementia. The small, home setting is familiar and reassuring. More importantly, the Eden Alternative philosophy embraced by all who work in the homes, assures that the Elders are honored, respected and loved as family.
Enhanced Memory Care
Memory loss is most often progressive and an Elder’s abilities may increasingly be compromised. At Creekstone, it is our hope to care for each Elder through the end of life. Our Enhanced Care Residence will accommodate the needs of persons living with advanced dementia with additional staff support. We also are able to partner with a home care agency to provide hospice care when the need arises.
Our Memory Care residences are licensed by the Department of Health as Special Needs Assisted Living Residences (SNALR). One residence has an additional license as an Enhanced Care Assisted Living Residence (EALR).