Life at CountryHouse
LifeCycles has been meticulously designed, tested and recognized as innovative within the memory care industry. It emphasizes a four-fold approach to personal health — physical, spiritual, social and intellectual — and is rooted in the idea that, for someone facing memory loss, there is still much life to be lived, and plenty of opportunities for joy and happiness.
There’s always something to do at CountryHouse
We love the great outdoors and so do our residents. That’s why at CountryHouse, we’re out, about and on the road as much as possible! From local attractions to shopping excursions, from nature walks to dining out to taking residents to the sporting events of our staff’s children, we believe the key to health and happiness is to engage with the outside community — and we do.
On our campuses, you’ll see residents engaging with one another. Families enjoying meals and spending time together. Budding artists in our studio. Bakers baking in our kitchen. Residents and staff toasting marshmallows around the fire pit … and that’s just one day!
At CountryHouse, everything is ultimately considered an important activity — even something as simple as getting up and having breakfast in the morning. Everything our residents do is an opportunity for interaction and for enjoyment, and our staff members know how to facilitate meaningful connections.
Specialized memory care assisted living by a committed, experienced team
Memory loss is different for each person, so our care is customized. Individual service plans are based on an assessment of needs as well as interests, daily routines, personal history and preferences. Knowing as much as possible about each person helps us relate to individuals on personal level, provide care more effectively and make quick adjustments when needs change.
Our approach requires a higher staff-to-resident ratio than is normally staffed in assisted living.
Our team members are carefully selected and rigorously trained, ensuring that everyone who works at CountryHouse is committed, caring and well-versed in how the LifeCycles program functions, as well as in the basic concepts of memory loss care.
Respectful memory care
Although expert healthcare is provided to our residents as needed, we take care to do so in a way that is respectful and makes them feel like they are at home. We want our residents to feel like we are their family — in a place they can find belonging, acceptance and joy.
Building personal relationships
We stress relationship-building in everything we do at CountryHouse. We stay connected with families throughout the transition — from first contact and assessment through caregiver education, getting to know the resident-to-be, and ultimately assisting with the move itself. At CountryHouse, helping each resident feel at home starts with relationship-building before he or she even moves in.
We believe in family involvement because they also need to be supported. Families are welcome in our communities any time day or night and are included in resident care plans. We host a number of family-friendly events and activities, as well as support groups and information sessions.
CountryHouse services & amenities
Services at CountryHouse communities include 24-hour care, daily home-cooked meals with mealtime assistance as needed, medication supervision, help with bathing, dressing and hair care, housekeeping, laundry and transportation. A nurse is on site Monday through Friday, and on call 24/7. Doctors, podiatrists, beauticians and other affiliated professionals make regular visits.
A full-time program coordinator oversees a 52-week curriculum of activities that are integrated with LifeCycles, our signature, whole-person wellness program.
Each community features gracious dining rooms comfortable living rooms, and bedrooms clustered in quiet wings. There’s a hands-on kitchen for residents to participate in simple food preparation activities. Circular pathways encourage barrier-free walking, both indoors and out.
Other amenities include a variety of suite choices, a family dining room, salon/spa, secured entries, Wellness Office, spacious gathering rooms with fireplaces, and an enclosed courtyard with patio, gardens and water features like “babbling brooks” that are often home to nesting ducks!
Memory care assisted living short stays
For those who are not quite ready for full-time residency, daytime and/or overnight stays are available. It’s a great way to give CountryHouse a try, or a solution for when an in-home caregiver needs a break. We also offer caregiver support meetings and educational events to the community.