One Sunday morning, 75-year-old Laura Zimmerman got lost while driving to church. It was the same route she’d taken for the past 50 years. Another day, she forgot to add sugar to her famous lemon pie recipe. As time went on, her family noticed a change in her personality, too.
“She would get confused when asked a simple question like, ‘Would you like sugar in your tea?’ We were so worried about her,” said her daughter, Kara Johnson.
After a confirmed diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, Laura’s family started researching memory care programs in Central New York.
“Without a doubt, Sage Court Memory Care Program at McHarrie Pointe in Baldwinsville was our #1 choice,” said Johnson. “We were impressed with the daily path of activities and the structure of the program. My mother was able to enjoy her favorite music, help prepare home-cooked meals, take daily walks, participate in mind-stimulating activities and enjoy each present moment in her life,” said Johnson.
Sage Court memory care program offers a warm, secure home-like environment for those in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease or memory impairment. A wide array of therapeutic programs and daily social activities are specially designed to promote both the physical and mental well being of residents.
“We take time to learn about each resident’s past life experiences, favorite activities and daily routine. This enables us to encourage independence, support their strengths and capabilities, and assist them with their needs. Most importantly, we encourage our residents to participate in everyday activities they did at home--such as baking, cooking, folding laundry, gardening and visiting with friends and family,” said Maggie Reap, director of residential services at McHarrie Pointe.
Sage Court offers a state-of-the-art program with individualized, innovative care plans and activities based on each resident’s level of need. The goal of the program is to help individuals maintain the optimum level of functioning and the highest quality of life possible.