Serving the needs of the people you love.
A custom approach to memory care.
We get to know each individual and what they love. It’s this connection that nurtures a deep sense of community. Through a personal approach to care combined with innovative technology and engaging activities, we honor our residents’ needs, so they can flourish in mind and body.
A focus on whole-person wellness
Your loved one’s life is an amazing story, and we’re devoted to honoring it completely. Our specially trained staff form close bonds with each resident so that they can engage residents in meaningful ways. This whole-person approach builds familiarity and nurtures deeper connections.
Services and Fees
- Individual care plan
- 24-hour staff and services to support residents’ needs
- Daily dining services with three meals a day, plus snacks
- A selection of cuisines, and accommodations for special dietary needs
- Registered dietitian on site
- Utilities, with the exception of telephone, internet and cable
- Medication management
- Scheduling and coordination of medical services
- Personal care and assistance with activities of daily living
- Daily planned social, recreational, and educational activities
- Incontinence care
- Regular housekeeping, linen service, and personal laundry
- Highly trained staff dedicated to honoring and celebrating each individual
- 24-hour emergency response system
- iN2L educational and entertainment system
- Bright, cheerful common areas—ideal for visits with family and friends
Experiences designed to engage and delight.
At Summer House, every day brings opportunities for personal connection in an environment that supports each individual’s sense of purpose. Family-style dining, group outings, and organized discussions build on social relationships, while music therapy, creative arts workshops, cooking, gardening and fitness and wellness programs provide fulfilling opportunities for meaningful engagement.
What type of community is Summer House at Villa Gardens?
Summer House at Villa Gardens is a unique memory support neighborhood offering personal care and engagement for residents with all types of dementia including Alzheimer’s who need specialized care and support. With 19 residences, a gracious dining room, picturesque grounds, tranquil pathways, and plenty of sunshine, it’s a serene and protected environment nestled within Villa Gardens Retirement Community.
What kinds of social opportunities are available to Summer House residents?
We have a variety of individual and social activities scheduled throughout the day, tailored to the specific needs of each resident. Group activities include Music and Memory, Joyful Hearts chorus, art, crafts, painting, cooking, excursions, pet therapy, gardening, walks, live performances and more.
Do Summer House residents have access to the entire Villa Gardens campus?
Yes, Summer House residents are welcome to visit any common area on the greater Villa Gardens campus as long as they are escorted. Summer House residents can have lunch with family in our main dining room and take walks around the garden areas. Residents can also have their hair cut or styled at our on-site salon.
Can family members visit Summer House residents whenever they wish? And can family members take residents out of Summer House?
Yes, family members may visit Summer House whenever they wish, and they may escort residents out of Summer House, provided staff has been notified. We recommend doing so between breakfast and 9:00 p.m. Visiting families can spend time in the gardens, take up a craft project, play games, do puzzles, join in the chorus, and more.
Does Summer House staff check on residents on a regular basis?
Yes, residents are monitored 24 hours a day by staff using the latest technology. All common areas at Summer House are equipped with delayed-egress doors with sensors. Staff also performs personal wellness checks on a frequent basis.
Do you have a licensed nurse on staff?
Has your staff been trained to work with memory care residents?
Yes, our staff training meets the Department of Social Services requirements in Alzheimer’s care and dementia care. Staff also receives additional, on-going training in understanding the disease process. Training extends to all aspects of care: encouraging participation, leading engaging activities, assisting with personal care and dining, maintaining a clean and welcoming environment, and providing cueing and assistance with activities of daily living.
What are the latest innovations at Summer House?
At Summer House, we offer innovative cognitive-enrichment experiences that engage residents—and the results can be dramatic: Through the Music and Memory program and the Joyful Hearts Chorus, we help reconnect people with individually meaningful songs. A robotic seal named PARO offers social integration and mood management. And with the advanced technology of the iN2L system and its 70-inch touchscreen, we support social interaction, intellectual stimulation, physical engagement, and spiritual connection.