About the Medford Center
The Medford Center is the first adult day health program in Massachusetts to specialize in care for those with memory loss. It is housed in a renovated, historic train station. The beautifully remodeled building includes a large, attractive outdoor area with a memory garden and shaded patio. The pleasant, home-like center provides care to 40 individuals a day who range from early stages of memory loss to later-stage Alzheimer’s. A staff to client ratio of 1:4 ensures a high level of supervision and assistance. All staff receive training in memory loss disorders and our experienced nurses coordinate care with participants’ primary health providers.
The Medford center emphasizes failure-free activities, sensory experiences and other activities that accentuate abilities and enhance self-esteem. A safe and supportive environment allows participants to maintain full and dignified lives. Our dedicated staff understands what you are going through. We know that caring for someone with memory loss is a loving and challenging commitment. We are here to help and support you on your journey.
Services at the Medford Center include:
- Nursing Care: assessments, medication management, care coordination, treatments, etc.;
- Therapeutic Activities: designed for those along the continuum of memory loss including exercise, crafts, music therapy, art therapy, interactive computer system, celebrations, discussion groups and more. All activities are structured to enhance self-worth and decrease frustration;
- Nutrition: continental breakfast, hot noon meal and afternoon snack.
- Hairdressing on-site;
- Rehabilitation Services can be provided on-site;
- Social services to support and educate those caring for a loved one with memory loss;
- Socialization and Friendships to diminish the depression and isolation that those with memory loss often experience;
The Medford center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Call any of our four adult day health centers to schedule a tour.
“Community Family made tolerable the unbearable tragedy of Alzheimer’s. Your contribution to the community is critical, but your spirits and upbeat attitude are even more amazing. We will never forget you; your example is living proof of a living love.”
“To bring Mom in and watch you greet her with such open, loving arms, then graciously lead her into the ‘club,’ was awe inspiring. You do your jobs with such devotion, love and creativity!”
“The center was nothing less than extraordinary. You are all thoughtful, compassionate people. You treated my husband with dignity and respect and allowed him to maintain a level of normalcy, which would not have been possible without the daily care you provided him. Your compassion extended to me as well, giving me peace of mind for a few hours daily knowing that he was receiving excellent care.”
“In life, there are many unpleasant things to endure. Luckily, for the people faced with these problems, there are often family members to help them through. Other times, help comes from another form of “family.” The Community Family staff is, without a doubt, there to help and forever remains an extension of our [own] family. As a community, we should appreciate a program that truly is perfectly named, for the staff at The Community Family are extraordinary extensions of so many families.”
“You all treated Nana with such love and care, I never had to worry when she went to the ‘club.’ It takes strong, loving, caring and empathetic people to do what you do. Thank you all so much for your support over the years. You made my Nana smile, which means more to me than you know.”
“My family and I cannot thank you enough for the time, patience and understanding you’ve shown to our family and our mother. All of you have helped to preserve our mother’s pride and dignity while she dealt with such a devastating disease.”