The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has been at the forefront nationally in conducting research and creating landmark award-winning programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease under its National Alzheimer Center , an arm of the Hebrew Home’s research division.
The Greenberg-Starr Memory Support Center, environmentally designed to accommodate the atypical lifestyle of Alzheimer’s residents, provides a pioneering program of alternative therapies that promote sensory and mental stimulation including aroma therapy, light therapy, massage, acupressure, pet therapy, tai chi, yoga, meditation, creative arts and physical and cognitive exercise. Through the National Alzheimer Center, research is ongoing to study the progress and to identify the concepts in care that enhance quality of life for this population so that it can be replicated throughout the country.
For those people with Alzheimer’s disease who live at home, ElderServe at Night is the only program of its kind in the country which provides overnight care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and respite for their family caregivers. The program has received national and international recognition with healthcare leaders from around the world visiting in an effort to replicate it.