Memory Care in Ambler, PA

Connections Memory Care at The 501 offers a unique approach to senior living, combining comprehensive dementia care with innovative methods to empower residents.

Nestled at the heart of The 501, Connections is a haven of understanding and support tailored to address the specific needs of residents facing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Our commitment is to provide care in a secure, intimate, and mentally enriching environment that partners with residents’ existing support system to empower their potential. Our team of specially trained caregivers provides a seamless 24/7 environment where assistance and engaging programs are interwoven to promote fulfilling lives.

About Connections Memory Care

The modern senior apartments in our memory care neighborhood have been designed to pair warm and inviting spaces while prioritizing safety and security. We’ve carefully developed life-enriching programming with the intention of bringing joy and purpose to the lives of each individual residing here.

Setting us apart, The 501 presents an array of apartment layouts for our memory care residents. From intimate studios to spacious one-bedroom apartments, this diverse selection allows us to cater to individual preferences, providing the option for a traditional single layout or the opportunity for couples to share their journey together, if that aligns with their desires.

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Connections is a thoughtfully designed program within a purpose-built neighborhood, fostering individuality and enriching lives by providing:

  • Medication management
  • 24-hour access to a dedicated memory care team who provide assistance with activities of daily living
  • Engaging and therapeutic social, educational, and spiritual programming, designed to elevate overall well-being
  • Delicious, nutritious and flexible dining that accommodates special diets
  • Routine housekeeping and personal laundry
  • Timely resident checks
  • Scheduled transportation and trips, enhancing life experiences
  • A beautiful full-sized apartment, from studio to one-bedroom options with large windows and high ceilings
  • All-inclusive utilities including phone, cable, and internet access
  • Access to a state-of-the-art health and wellness center

A Positive Approach® to Memory Care

In our Connections memory care, we embrace the Positive Approach® to Care, a philosophy pioneered by the globally respected dementia care expert, Teepa Snow. This innovative program focuses on accentuating the retained skills of each resident, coupled with personalized support to enhance their overall well-being.

The GEMS Brain Change Model simplifies the complexities of the disease by categorizing the progression into six easily identifiable levels — or GEMS. The approach recognizes the abilities of each resident based on the abilities, strengths and vulnerabilities in each of the six relatively consistent phases of the dementia related diseases.  

“The only constant with dementia, or brains in general, is that they are ever-changing.” 

— Teepa Snow

This approach ensures that we provide the most suitable and compassionate level of care tailored to each resident’s unique needs, recognizing and valuing their abilities at every given moment. It also offers care insights that allow each resident’s support team — staff, family and medical professionals — to maximize potential while minimizing frustrations.

Trained Dementia Specialists in Ambler, PA

Amid the luxury of our memory care enclave, residents experience thoughtful and personalized care from skilled professionals who have developed connections with each individual. These experts invest time in understanding the needs, choices, and preferences of each resident, assisting them in making the most of every day.

Beyond resident care, we extend our kindness to the families as well, offering guidance and continuous support. It’s our commitment to create an environment where both residents and their families feel embraced, valued, and cared for. Scheduled memory cafes and monthly support groups invite family interaction and foster a deeper understanding of dementia care.

The Connections Team

Our team at The 501, including our health and wellness directors, medical professionals, nurses, care staff, and support team, undergoes specialized training with a shared commitment to meeting the unique needs of individuals with dementia. This dedicated and highly trained group employs a gentle and adaptable approach each day, ensuring that residents partake in programming that resonates with their interests and necessities, such as:

  • Encouraging interaction within the community through both intimate and larger gatherings
  • Providing opportunities for residents to enjoy hobbies and explore new or cherished interests in a supportive environment.
  • Meaningful engagement with family through curated events and activities
  • Cultivating a connection to cultural heritage through traditions and community-building
  • Fostering wellness through mobility and strength exercises
  • Physical therapy
  • Implementing programming that nurtures spiritual well-being
  • Intergenerational connectivity

Learn more about our Dementia Support Group for friends, family and the greater community.

Here, Memory Care Residents Enjoy a Full, Active Lifestyle

Just like every cherished member of The 501 at Mattison Estate community, residents at Connections are invited to embrace a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle, immersing themselves in the rich MOSAIC of life. Our MOSAIC lifestyle encourages active participation in a diverse array of activities and social events.

Embedded in The 501 is our unwavering commitment expressed through our mission – “to be the best home for each resident – every day.” We warmly extend an invitation to experience our mission in action. Come, visit, and discover firsthand the comprehensive services and luxurious amenities offered by Connections Memory Care at The 501.

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The 501 at Mattison Estate

The 501 at Mattison Estate

501 Mattison Ave
Ambler, PA 19002
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