Woodside Place has set the standard in dementia care throughout the world. For their new center in Erie, Pennsylvania, we highlight the difference in treatment and environment provided by a Woodside Place community as opposed to alternative care centers.

OPENING LATE 2015 The Woodside Place Approach. It’s set the standard across the world for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care. It’s going to do the same in Erie. Special Advertising Supplement
OPENING  LATE 2015  The Woodside Place Approach. It   s set the standard across the world for Alzheimer   s and Dementia C...
Everything that science has learned about making life fulfilling and comfortable for individuals living with dementia is implemented here. freedom dignity environment engaged social comfort caring love A new Woodside Place is now in Erie. In 1991, Presbyterian SeniorCare, our parent organization, opened Woodside Place in Pittsburgh. It was one of the first residential personal care communities of its kind in the United States designed to meet the physical, social, and psychological needs of people living with Alzheimer’s. Woodside Place hasn’t just kept up with the latest advances in memory support, it’s pioneered them. Today, over 70 communities around the world are replicating the Woodside Place model. Our new Woodside Place at Manchester Commons will continue that tradition: providing its residents with the highest levels of care, comfort, and opportunity for appropriate personal growth. continued pg. 3 Call 1-877-443-3001 or visit www.manchestercommons.org for more information. 2
Everything that science has learned about making life fulfilling and comfortable for individuals living with dementia is i...
Everything that science has learned about making life fulfilling and comfortable for individuals living with dementia is implemented here. freedom dignity environment engaged social comfort caring love A new Woodside Place is now in Erie. In 1991, Presbyterian SeniorCare, our parent organization, opened Woodside Place in Pittsburgh. It was one of the first residential personal care communities of its kind in the United States designed to meet the physical, social, and psychological needs of people living with Alzheimer’s. Woodside Place hasn’t just kept up with the latest advances in memory support, it’s pioneered them. Today, over 70 communities around the world are replicating the Woodside Place model. Our new Woodside Place at Manchester Commons will continue that tradition: providing its residents with the highest levels of care, comfort, and opportunity for appropriate personal growth. continued pg. 3 Call 1-877-443-3001 or visit www.manchestercommons.org for more information. 2
Everything that science has learned about making life fulfilling and comfortable for individuals living with dementia is i...
continued from pg. 2 A community that’s as lovely as it is safe and nurturing. The beauty and comfort of the accommodations at Woodside Place equal the quality of the care the residents receive. Every room is a spaciously comfortable, private room with a private bath. Residents enjoy delightful walking paths and wellappointed common areas. All of this within a secure neighborhood staffed 24 hours a day. A new social model. A flexible care program. Architectural innovation. Unlike the old “nursing home model,” our “personcentered model” gives residents considerable freedom of choice in their daily schedules, lets them enjoy a variety of activities and exercise programs, and provides myriad opportunities for social interaction. As opposed to telling residents what they can’t do, our staff strives to have residents do as much as they’re comfortable with. The architectural environment has been carefully designed to facilitate this approach. Woodside Place in Erie has been developed to follow in the footsteps of its Pittsburgh parent, which has received numerous design awards, including the prestigious LeadingAge PA award for Innovator/Innovation of the Year and the American Institute of Architects Ten-Year Award. All that we do positively impacts residents’ lives by maintaining dignity and promoting self-care. A staff that’s as knowledgeable as it is caring. We screen our caregivers very carefully. Not only do we do background checks, each applicant undergoes a personal interview. We look for caregivers who share the Presbyterian Homes commitment to helping residents live positive, fulfilling lives. Just as importantly, everyone who works here, from the housekeepers to the Executive Director, has undergone dementia-specific training. All health care is under the supervision of a licensed nursing team. The Woodside Place model fosters a high level of interaction and personal involvement between residents and the direct care team. This is enormously beneficial to our residents and professionally rewarding to our staff. It makes for a warm, comfortable, and very friendly environment. A consistent staff schedule further enhances the relationships between our residents and staff. The only memory support community in Erie offering a full continuum of care. As our residents age in place, some will require skilled nursing care in addition to dementia care. We are the only memory support community in Erie that offers both on one campus. This is very important for our residents. It enables them to seamlessly make the transition from memory support to nursing care with memory support. Our records and knowledge of each individual travel through the continuum. There is never a need for a resident to “start over.” Caregivers in both areas work closely to ensure the least possible dislocation. A place that relatives love to visit. Of course, the best part of visiting loved ones at Woodside Place is seeing how engaged and happy they are. Family caregivers in Pittsburgh tell us how pleased they are with the environment, freedom of movement, high quality of care, and programming quality. Programming Proven to Enhance Lives. We strive to make every day as rich and rewarding as possible for our residents. The quality programming that we provide has been proven to do just that. Here’s just a sampling of what we offer at Woodside Place: Montessori-based programming. Developed as a way to teach children, Montessori-based programming is proving to help adults living with dementia. We have care teams trained in this non-structured approach that helps retain dignity and independence by stimulating physical and mental activity. Using a Montessori environment and materials, we’re able to help our residents better deal with anger and frustration while promoting confidence and security. Making a difference through adaptive technology. Adaptive technology is technology that adjusts to meet individual needs. It enables residents living with dementia—many of whom have never used a computer—to send email, engage in video chat, play mind-stimulating games, and participate in video exercises. Special computers, part of the “It’s Never Too Late (iN2L)” program, make this possible. We have found that iN2L enhances the quality of life for residents. Studies at the University of Washington have confirmed that this program improves memory and engagement of individuals with dementia. You’ll quickly see that our communities are as exceptionally nice to visit as they are to live in. Visitors often comment on the loveliness of the décor, general atmosphere, and room arrangement. An independent survey showed that relatives of residents at Woodside Place in Pittsburgh had an overall satisfaction rate of over 95%! Call 1-877-443-3001 or visit www.manchestercommons.org for more information. 4
continued from pg. 2  A community that   s as lovely as it is safe and nurturing. The beauty and comfort of the accommodat...
continued from pg. 2 A community that’s as lovely as it is safe and nurturing. The beauty and comfort of the accommodations at Woodside Place equal the quality of the care the residents receive. Every room is a spaciously comfortable, private room with a private bath. Residents enjoy delightful walking paths and wellappointed common areas. All of this within a secure neighborhood staffed 24 hours a day. A new social model. A flexible care program. Architectural innovation. Unlike the old “nursing home model,” our “personcentered model” gives residents considerable freedom of choice in their daily schedules, lets them enjoy a variety of activities and exercise programs, and provides myriad opportunities for social interaction. As opposed to telling residents what they can’t do, our staff strives to have residents do as much as they’re comfortable with. The architectural environment has been carefully designed to facilitate this approach. Woodside Place in Erie has been developed to follow in the footsteps of its Pittsburgh parent, which has received numerous design awards, including the prestigious LeadingAge PA award for Innovator/Innovation of the Year and the American Institute of Architects Ten-Year Award. All that we do positively impacts residents’ lives by maintaining dignity and promoting self-care. A staff that’s as knowledgeable as it is caring. We screen our caregivers very carefully. Not only do we do background checks, each applicant undergoes a personal interview. We look for caregivers who share the Presbyterian Homes commitment to helping residents live positive, fulfilling lives. Just as importantly, everyone who works here, from the housekeepers to the Executive Director, has undergone dementia-specific training. All health care is under the supervision of a licensed nursing team. The Woodside Place model fosters a high level of interaction and personal involvement between residents and the direct care team. This is enormously beneficial to our residents and professionally rewarding to our staff. It makes for a warm, comfortable, and very friendly environment. A consistent staff schedule further enhances the relationships between our residents and staff. The only memory support community in Erie offering a full continuum of care. As our residents age in place, some will require skilled nursing care in addition to dementia care. We are the only memory support community in Erie that offers both on one campus. This is very important for our residents. It enables them to seamlessly make the transition from memory support to nursing care with memory support. Our records and knowledge of each individual travel through the continuum. There is never a need for a resident to “start over.” Caregivers in both areas work closely to ensure the least possible dislocation. A place that relatives love to visit. Of course, the best part of visiting loved ones at Woodside Place is seeing how engaged and happy they are. Family caregivers in Pittsburgh tell us how pleased they are with the environment, freedom of movement, high quality of care, and programming quality. Programming Proven to Enhance Lives. We strive to make every day as rich and rewarding as possible for our residents. The quality programming that we provide has been proven to do just that. Here’s just a sampling of what we offer at Woodside Place: Montessori-based programming. Developed as a way to teach children, Montessori-based programming is proving to help adults living with dementia. We have care teams trained in this non-structured approach that helps retain dignity and independence by stimulating physical and mental activity. Using a Montessori environment and materials, we’re able to help our residents better deal with anger and frustration while promoting confidence and security. Making a difference through adaptive technology. Adaptive technology is technology that adjusts to meet individual needs. It enables residents living with dementia—many of whom have never used a computer—to send email, engage in video chat, play mind-stimulating games, and participate in video exercises. Special computers, part of the “It’s Never Too Late (iN2L)” program, make this possible. We have found that iN2L enhances the quality of life for residents. Studies at the University of Washington have confirmed that this program improves memory and engagement of individuals with dementia. You’ll quickly see that our communities are as exceptionally nice to visit as they are to live in. Visitors often comment on the loveliness of the décor, general atmosphere, and room arrangement. An independent survey showed that relatives of residents at Woodside Place in Pittsburgh had an overall satisfaction rate of over 95%! Call 1-877-443-3001 or visit www.manchestercommons.org for more information. 4
continued from pg. 2  A community that   s as lovely as it is safe and nurturing. The beauty and comfort of the accommodat...
Recognizing the symptoms of dementia. If you have questions, we’d love to help. Here a few answers to common questions. These are complex issues and every situation is different. Please feel free to call us at 1-877-443-3001. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions over the phone or to arrange an appointment to visit with us. You can also find out more at our website, www.manchestercommons.org Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Early signs of dementia include forgetting information, difficulty in following a plan or in completing daily tasks, trouble understanding visual images, new problems with words, misplacing things, and changes in mood and personality. Unfortunately, about 80% of seniors suffer some form of dementia. If you notice any of the signs, the first step is always a doctor’s appointment. Your role as care partner. In the early stages, you will be acting more like a care partner than a caregiver. Your role is one of support, love, and companionship. You are there to help with daily life as needed, and to help the person living with dementia plan for the future. It’s important to have discussions now about topics that will have to be addressed later. You will have to help get legal, financial, and care plans in place. Getting the information you need. In addition to talking to us, consider visiting the Alzheimer’s Association website, www.Alz.org. You’ll find a great deal of important information on all forms of dementia of value both to caregivers and those with dementia symptoms. We closely partner with the Alzheimer’s Association, and they’ve provided us with a great deal of the information in this section. Call 1-877-443-3001 or visit www.manchestercommons.org for more information. 6
Recognizing the symptoms of dementia.  If you have questions, we   d love to help. Here a few answers to common questions....
Recognizing the symptoms of dementia. If you have questions, we’d love to help. Here a few answers to common questions. These are complex issues and every situation is different. Please feel free to call us at 1-877-443-3001. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions over the phone or to arrange an appointment to visit with us. You can also find out more at our website, www.manchestercommons.org Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Early signs of dementia include forgetting information, difficulty in following a plan or in completing daily tasks, trouble understanding visual images, new problems with words, misplacing things, and changes in mood and personality. Unfortunately, about 80% of seniors suffer some form of dementia. If you notice any of the signs, the first step is always a doctor’s appointment. Your role as care partner. In the early stages, you will be acting more like a care partner than a caregiver. Your role is one of support, love, and companionship. You are there to help with daily life as needed, and to help the person living with dementia plan for the future. It’s important to have discussions now about topics that will have to be addressed later. You will have to help get legal, financial, and care plans in place. Getting the information you need. In addition to talking to us, consider visiting the Alzheimer’s Association website, www.Alz.org. You’ll find a great deal of important information on all forms of dementia of value both to caregivers and those with dementia symptoms. We closely partner with the Alzheimer’s Association, and they’ve provided us with a great deal of the information in this section. Call 1-877-443-3001 or visit www.manchestercommons.org for more information. 6
Recognizing the symptoms of dementia.  If you have questions, we   d love to help. Here a few answers to common questions....
At Presbyterian Homes, we make aging easier. • OPENING LATE FALL 2015 • Woodside Place at Manchester Commons Since 1943, Presbyterian Homes, a not-for-profit organization, now under the Presbyterian SeniorCare umbrella, has been providing care and comfort to seniors. Our person-centered care is built around respecting each individual’s preferences and desires at every care level we offer. Presbyterian Homes receives and greatly appreciates donations of all sizes. It is the financial support provided by community members, their families, and friends that allows us to continue programs and services for senior citizens. In addition to direct donations, there are many ways to show your support. Visit www.PresbyHomes.com to learn more about the many ways you can positively impact the lives of seniors. 19 Girard NEW YORK Conneaut PENNSYLVANA Waterford 6N Ashtabula 6 18 79 North Madison Cambridge Springs Jefferson OHIO How you can also make a difference. 17 86 6 All of us are passionate about helping to create greater awareness and support for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. We are leaders in providing memory care for individuals living with dementia, enabling them to retain as much independence as possible. North East ERIE, PA 322 PENNSYLVANA A commitment to choice, dignity, respect, self-determination, and purposeful living provides the foundation for our shared values. We are diligently focused on meeting 90 the physical, social, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of older adults. Westfield 6 Titusville Meadville 285 Oil Creek State Park Cochranton Middlefield 322 Niles OIL CITY Stoneboro Cortland Warren 62 Hermitage 79 Grove City Independent Living • Short-Term Rehabilitation • Personal Care 80 19 208 Skilled Nursing • Memory Care We’re always here to answer your questions. Call us at 1-877-443-3001 to arrange an appointment or visit us at www.manchestercommons.org 6351 West Lake Road • Erie, PA 16505
At Presbyterian Homes, we make aging easier.      OPENING LATE FALL 2015      Woodside Place at Manchester Commons  Since ...