A typical day in the Homestead community of Heritage at Framingham starts with a gentle, orderly routine of bathing, grooming and dressing. For persons with memory loss resulting from Alzheimer’s and related disorders, structure and routine become important elements of the day. Without regimentation, residents are brought together for a healthy nutritious breakfast under the watchful eyes of our nursing and personal care staff. Social interactions and directed activity have been proven to help with positive emotions and the reduction of anxiety and confusion.
After breakfast many residents enjoy walking or supervised exercise. There are also many structured events and activities in which residents can participate. View a sample of the activity calendar <here>
Depending on the day, lunch may be taken in small groups or more casually by the resident as his or her schedule and preference suggests. The staff are guided at all times by the needs of the resident, rather than any fixed schedule.
Afternoons are busy or quiet depending upon the preferences of the resident and his or her needs at the time. More activities, events, or exercises might be part of the day. And of course there is always time for a cozy nap!
Wherever possible the evening features the socialization and camaraderie of a delicious, home-cooked supper with friends in one of the group dining areas.
The guiding principles every day at the Homestead community in Heritage at Framingham are dignity and respect. Our staff adhere to these principles and customize each day’s activities to reduce anxiety, increase the residents positive feelings, reduce confusion and maximize independence.