Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia
Compassionate memory care experts
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care at Beverly Hospital
According to the National Alzheimer's Association, millions of Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. This includes 5.1 million people over age 65 and at least 200,000 people experiencing early onset of Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease and dementia pose challenges for the whole family. We’re here to help you get the compassionate care you need.
Our Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services
Beverly Hospital offers a variety of services to improve the quality of life for those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. We also provide guidance and support for caregivers.
Our services include:
- The Center for Healthy Aging, devoted to caring for the health needs of North Shore seniors with age-related health issues. The Center is located at Beth Israel Lahey Health Care Center–Danvers and at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester.
- Northeast Senior Health's Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, recognized by the Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts. This program provides specialized daytime care for adults with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
If you’re caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease, consider joining our Caregivers' Support Group. Read more about support groups at Beverly Hospital.
The Spectrum Adult Day Health Program provides a supportive environment for people with Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders.
This is the only day program certified by the Alzheimer's Association of Eastern Massachusetts. Spectrum's sensitive, caring, staff are specially trained to care for individuals with memory disorders. This cost-effective option for caregivers can help those with memory loss to maintain independence and remain in their own homes. Spectrum also gives families well-deserved peace of mind that their loved ones are in a safe and uplifting environment.
Spectrum provides individualized programs for participants of different ability levels and focuses on patients’ strengths and interests. Ongoing assessments make sure that an appropriate plan is in place to meet each patient’s needs. An enhanced care option is available for those with more intensive care needs.
The Spectrum Center is a secure environment designed to accommodate the cognitive (thinking) changes individuals experiencing face as their disease progresses. Participants enjoy socialization in a warm, supportive environment. We offer failure-free activities that match the skill level of each person. These enhance each person's dignity and self-esteem. We also offer outings and seasonal celebrations regularly.
Spectrum offers a one-to-four staff-to-client ratio. The professional staff includes:
- Activities specialists
- Certified nurse assistants
- Primary care physicians
- Social workers
We understand how challenging it is to care for someone with memory loss. That’s why we offer education, counseling and support groups to assist families and friends in their caregiving roles. We offer extended hours to serve the needs of families.
Spectrum Adult Day Health Programs are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Spectrum Day Program website.
Most Spectrum clients pay out-of-pocket. Third-party payment for eligible individuals is available through:
- Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley
- Greater Lynn Senior Services
- Mystic Valley Elder Services
- North Shore Elder Services
In addition, some long-term care insurance plans may cover the cost of the program. Check your policy for eligibility.
Services We Offer
- Adult day programs
- Expert diagnosis
- Medication management
- Multidisciplinary care team
- Ongoing management
- Specially trained support staff
Services & Specialties
Your neurologist may work with other specialists at Beverly Hospital to make sure you get the best possible care.