Exceptional Memory Care

“To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You have to care.” – Mandy Hale

Find Exceptional Memory Care at Kensington Place Redwood City

Memory care deeply affects more than just one individual. At Kensington Place Redwood City, we understand how memory loss touches the lives of not only our residents, but their family and friends as well.

We cherish the fact that every single day, we get the chance to contribute care, attention, and friendship to our residents.

Our memory care program considers the degree of memory loss, the comfort and safety of the individual, and all the ways we can preserve and enhance their quality of life.

Kensington Place, located in beautiful San Mateo County, welcomes couples and beloved family pets to our community. We understand how preserving your loved ones’ routines and enhancing familiarity is essential to their health and wellbeing.

To learn more about what we provide to residents in memory care, get in touch with us today. We love to talk to families about how we can support you on this journey and be your partners in care. 

If you have questions about the care our team at Kensington Place Redwood City can provide, please don’t wait to get in touch with us.

Education and Inspiration

We provide a full spectrum of memory care support at Kensington Place, across two specialized neighborhoods. These neighborhoods ensure all residents experiencing memory loss, from the early to late stages, receive the most accurate level of care.

In addition, friends and families of residents have access to resources and a community of caregivers and professionals that are here to support you as much and your loved one.

Kensington Place also hosts events to inform and educate residents and their families on how to make the most of visits, how food can boost brain health, and how our rehabilitation and fitness programs can improve our residents’ wellbeing. 

Fine Dining

The Kensington Place executive chef and dining team have an ambitious goal: excellence in cuisine, presentation, service, and atmosphere. According to residents and visitors, they excel in this goal every day.

In a sophisticated, elegant dining room, our talented team serves meals to residents and family that are flavorful and nutritious. Diverse menu selections are regularly rotated, with high quality ingredients.

At The Kensington, we like having our residents around, so we’ve made space in our family for them and theirs – in our hearts and at our table. With complimentary meals for friends and families at all times, we invite you to slow down, strengthen bonds and make memories at the Kensington. 

We are able to expertly and flavorfully accommodate special dietary needs and preferences, including:

  • Gluten-free
  • Diabetic
  • Renal
  • Vegetarian

Barb B., the family member of a Kensington Place resident, says the following testimonial:

“Kensington Place is a beautiful gift to those needing to place a loved one in Memory Care. The staff is gentle, loving, engaging and professionally amazing. They are great communicators and truly treat all residents as family.

Their support for the family and friends of the residents is outstanding. And the food is wonderful! Chef Tony is energetic, creative and always has yummy specials on the menu.

I actually love going there, as the atmosphere is peaceful and warm. I am grateful we chose Kensington Place!”

Curious about what others have to say about Kensington Place? Check out even more testimonials from our Kensington family.

What Makes Memory Care at Kensington Place Different from Other Communities?

Our team understands the debilitating patterns of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and the toll it takes on individuals and families. That’s why we continually seek ways to capitalize on our residents’ strengths, despite their degree of memory loss.

We encourage and guide residents and families to embrace special moments with their loved ones, and focus on helping them thrive.

We truly allow our residents to “age in place” in a safe, loving community where their needs will be accommodated no matter how they change over time.

We execute these goals by providing professional, loving medical care to your loved one, including:

  • Specialized memory care team with dedicated director
  • On-site licensed nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • On-site physician office
  • Medication and diabetes management, with injections by licensed professionals
  • Extensive support programs including wheelchair assistance, two-person or three-person assists, wound care, and hospice
  • Psychological and psychiatric services
  • On-site rehabilitation, recovery, and fitness services through partnership with HealthPro Heritage

We also provide Pocket Programming, which allows each resident to participate in small-group activities based on their interests and abilities. These individualized service plans tailor to residents’ personal talents and favorite pastimes. 

Enhanced Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care at Kensington Place

With a high staff-to-resident ratio, our exceptional Alzheimer’s and dementia care puts the focus on each resident individually, including their unique strengths and preferences. 

Memory care is not one size fits all. Our two memory care neighborhoods allow us to honor each person’s past while cherishing the present moments in a safe, cozy environment.

Two Secure Memory Care Neighborhoods Designed to Provide Safety and Comfort

The Kensington Place team finds joy in going above and beyond for our residents. 

Our Promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own, and this is exemplified in our two specialized memory care neighborhoods: Connections and Haven. 

Connections: For Residents in the Early to Middle Stages of Memory Loss

In our Connections neighborhood, the goal is to help residents be independently engaged in activities that give meaning and purpose to their days. This cozy, intimate neighborhood is for residents in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

As residents show increasing signs of memory loss, we continually assess their maximum cognitive ability and recall to “meet them where they are.” We focus on their strengths and comfort, providing support every step of the way.

Connections is fully secured for resident safety, with home-like living spaces that soothe and comfort. In sunny San Mateo county, we are able to provide plenty of outdoor spaces for fresh air.

Residents who are best suited for Connections may be experiencing:

  • Increased anxiety
  • Fear of getting lost
  • Isolation or depression
  • Difficulty with daily tasks
  • Wandering and agitation due to sundowning

We are able to monitor your loved one’s whereabouts to ensure their safety, while still providing plenty of life enrichment activities to enhance their independence.

Haven: For Residents in the Middle to Late Stages of Memory Loss

Haven is designed for residents who are showing more advanced signs of memory loss. In a soothing and peaceful environment, resident comfort is maximized while they receive a higher level of care and assistance.

In Haven, residents are given opportunities to be involved in meaningful ways, while seeking to minimize agitation and maximize compassion.

Similarly to Connections, Haven is fully secured with wander management technology to protect residents. With an emphasis on soothing comfort, the kitchen is filled with music, laughter, and smells of home, such as freshly baked bread and cookies! 

Residents best suited for Haven might be:

  • In the middle to late stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia
  • Having difficulty recognizing friends and family
  • Having trouble organizing thoughts and performing activities of daily living
  • Requiring assistance with hygiene, appearance, and toileting
  • Experiencing symptoms of sundowning

The Haven neighborhood also provides adaptive design features such as painted walls and doors, motion sensors, special carpet, and memory boxes. These features aid with recognition and confusion.

To get an in-depth look at our memory care communities, take our virtual tour or visit our Look Book

If you have questions for our team, don’t hesitate to reach out. We would love to share with you more about all of the ways we will keep your loved one healthy, happy, and safe.

If you have questions about the care our team at Kensington Place Redwood City can provide, please don’t wait to get in touch with us.

Senior Care Programs in Redwood City, North Atherton, and San Mateo County Area

Kensington Place and its residents are fortunate to be situated in San Mateo County, a senior-friendly and aware community. Here are just a few of the programs that our residents can and do participate in within the surrounding Redwood City community.

  • S.A.S.H. – Shopping Assistance for Seniors who are Homebound – A grocery shopping and delivery service for homebound seniors who can cook for themselves. A volunteer shopper will shop and deliver groceries to you on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Your volunteer will take your order and deliver your groceries the next day. You only pay for the groceries; there is no fee for the service. For more information on receiving this service or volunteering your time, contact Amber Shong at (650) 522-7493.
  • H.I.C.A.P. – Our very popular health insurance counseling and advocacy program occurs weekly at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center. Call (800) 434-0222 for an appointment or visit their website.
  • Benefits Check-Up – Many older people need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs. Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), Benefits Check-Up is the nation’s most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.
  • Latino Support Group – A Latino Support Group meets every Wednesday at 11:00 am at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center. Several meetings have wonderful guest speakers. No charge to join.
  • San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services – Select children, families, seniors, and persons with disabilities Providing a wide range of services to keep seniors, people with disabilities and dependent adults living safely and as independently as possible in the community.
  • San Mateo County Network of Care – A website sponsored by the County of San Mateo, and providing information on a wide array of services for seniors and persons with disabilities.
  • T.I.E.S (County of San Mateo) – Phone Hotline 1-800-675-8437 – Teamwork Insuring Elderly Support (T.I.E.S.) provides general information on all senior services. Featuring a 24-hour hotline, designed to assist vulnerable elderly and dependent adults who need help but may be unable to get it for themselves.
  • Help at Home – A mini-reference guide published by the San Mateo County Commission on Aging. This guide contains a wide variety of information designed to assist San Mateo County adults of all incomes to remain safely in their homes. To obtain a free copy of Help at Home, you may print a pdf copy from the web address above, send an email or call (650) 802-7950 and leave your name, contact phone number, requested number of copies and your mailing address.

Online Memory Care Resources for Family Members

Memory loss is a complex condition that not only affects your loved one but also impacts the entire family. There are extensive resources and support available to help you better understand the progression of this disease.

Kensington Place wants to help support you as you research how to provide the best care and environment for your loved one experiencing memory loss.

Here are a few resources we recommend:

Another excellent resource is the California Association for Adult Day Services. It’s a non-profit adult day health and resource center providing specialized care, support, and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments. The Insight Memory Care Center also provided crucial support to families, caregivers, and the community.

Innovative technology can also provide support for families and caregivers. Here are a few helpful technology resources, such as wandering and tracking devices.

Kensington Place and You – Partners in Providing Memory Care for Your Loved One

When a loved one lives at Kensington Place, we encourage family and friends to visit as often as possible and to lean on us for support whenever needed. We know that by sharing caregiving responsibility, families are freer to enjoy the pleasure of time spent together.

Also, because we are equipped to handle health care needs, families get the added benefit of peace of mind and confidence that their loved one is fully supported in loving, capable, professional hands.

If your loved one is experiencing memory loss, we cordially invite you to come and see the Kensington Place difference for yourself, and how we fulfill our promise to love and care for your family as we do our own.

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