In Warrington, as well as around the metro Philadelphia region, spring is in the air. For those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, it is no different. The snow has melted, the grass is greening, and tulips are pushing up. As beams of light penetrate the windows, the sun’s warmth is felt, and it instinctively draws the hibernators to the outside.
Most people enjoy being outdoors, getting fresh air and feeling the rays on the skins. It is refreshing for body and soul. Memory care communities also recognize this need to be outside and how it enhances one’s quality of life. A well-designed memory care community takes the needs, desires, and activities of residents into consideration when designing the building and facilities. Recognizing the importance of being outside, many communities include outdoor spaces that are comfortable and secure for residents.
At Bristol House Memory Care, there are three secure outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy. Two are courtyards decorated with gardens, flowers, and sitting areas. The courtyards are completely surrounded by the building so no residents can wander off the property (see the courtyards in the aerial photo). Residents enjoy these outdoor spaces either in group activities, entertainment, and dining or individually to read, do puzzles, games or enjoy the company of other residents and visitors.
The third secure outdoor area runs along the two sides of the building and is surrounded by a 6-foot fence. It also includes flower and vegetable gardens (for garden therapy), benches, tables, and chairs. There is also a long, flat cement sidewalk that parallels the building for residents to walk around for exercise.
Having safe, secure and comfortable outdoor spaces is an important element in memory care communities and Bristol House recognizes that. To learn more about our services and to schedule a lunch and tour call 215-491-1501.
Conveniently located on Bristol Road, just off of 611 south of Doylestown, Bristol House Memory Care provides resident-centered care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Amenities, facilities, scheduling, programming, and specialized staff training is all designed to address the unique needs of those with cognitive impairment. Our community offers private rooms and it is based on the “small house” model to replicate home-like living around a kitchen, dining area, and living room.