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Hillhaven Featured as one of The Best Memory Care Communities in Silver Spring

Hillhaven was named one of the “Best Memory Care Communities in Silver Spring” by MemoryCare.com. This recognition came on the heels of Hillhaven joining the list of one of the nation’s “Best Nursing Homes” for Long-Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.”

Access to quality memory care services is vitally important as statistics show the increasing diagnoses of dementia is staggering. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of seniors with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. is 6.2 million in 2021 and is projected to reach 12.7 million by 2050. As the Census of older adults in Silver Spring, MD increased almost 20% from 2104 to 2019, so does the concern for and prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Based on their extensive research, MemoryCare.com has compiled a list of best memory care communities in the Silver Spring area to help families and caregivers identify and choose on memory care options. 

“We are extremely proud of Hillhaven earning a spot on the ‘Best Memory Care Communities in Silver Spring’ list by MemoryCare.com,” said Maurice McIntyre, Hillhaven Executive Director. “This recognition underscores how our highly trained staff works tirelessly to make every day special by integrating purpose and meaningful moments into the lives of their memory care residents.”

MemoryCare.com based their exclusive list on more than 45 hours of hands-on research on memory care communities in Silver Spring, MD, including reading more than160 resident and family reviews and interviewing 13 contacts from local facilities. Memory Care communities that achieve a coveted spot on this list have been evaluated across four categories. These categories include Location (20%), Availability and Involvement of Experts (30%), Facility Features (30%) and Amenities (20%). Location metrics used in developing this list include crime statistics, cost of living, proximity to health care resources, and access to financial assistance. For the Availability and Involvement of Experts category, MemoryCare.com examined the participation of health experts in resident care such as the percentage of staff members with special training and education as well as staff to resident ratios. Facility Features were evaluated for special safety and mobility features that support residents with memory impairment. MemoryCare.com evaluated Facility Amenities such as secure outdoor areas, group activities, and access to transportation that help elevate the life of memory care residents. 

Hillhaven consistently received high ratings by residents and their family members. A resident family member said, “We found the staff to be very attentive and caring. I was personally impressed by how each of the staff members felt empowered to help you with your need – even if it wasn’t their specific area of work.”

Hillhaven delivers an exclusive memory care program, MONTESSORI MOMENTS IN TIME™, to enhance living for those with memory impairment by the guidance of the program’s five directional paths: Family Connections, Health and Wellness, Dining Experience, Life Engagement, and Team Promise. Other foundational elements of the program include Validation techniques for communication, The Resident Life Story, and the Snacks that Pack Program.

Located at 3210 Powder Mill Road in Adelphi, MD, Hillhaven provides assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing services. Residents enjoy a bright community with high ceilings and large apartments with walk-in closets. The community is well-appointed with a new therapy gym, fitness center, learning lab, card room, library, card room, and expansive dining rooms to support the health and wellness of its residents. The beautiful, spacious lounges and secured courtyard cultivate planned and social gatherings, daily social activities, exceptional dining experiences, and the highest quality of care.  For more information about Hillhaven, please call (301) 304-4232 or visit: hillhavenassistedliving.com. See the full list of MemoryCare.com “Best Memory Care Communities in Silver Spring, MD” here.

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