Commonwealth Senior Living at Cockeysville

10881 York Road Cockeysville MD 21030

866-465-5993

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Senior Living in Cockeysville, MD

At Commonwealth Senior Living at Cockeysville, the promise we make to our residents and their families is the same commitment we make to ourselves: “We Listen, We Love, We Care, We Serve.” With these guiding principles, we keep our focus on those we assist with the u™ ost respect and appreciation. Located on a hillside in Cockeysville, MD, only 17 miles from Baltimore, we’re known for our individualized care. Our stand-alone cottages, one for our memory care and one for assisted living, are purposely designed to feel intimate and familiar. Our all-season sun porches at the front doors will always welcome you home.

24-Hour Support

Life is so much easier when you know someone is available if needed — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether it’s help with the daily activities of dressing, showering or managing your medication, you can rest assured that we’re here. We respect your space and value the importance of privacy, yet you’ll always know you’re never alone if you need help.

A Vibrant, Engaging Lifestyle

By practicing person-centered care, we tailor our services to your loved one’s individualized needs. We encourage our residents to engage with life at their own pace, and we support that by offering a chance to share delicious meals through our award-winning Farm-to-Table and Today from the Bay dining programs, experience different cultures and lifestyles with our Travel the World program or simply have a meaningful conversation in one of our beautiful outdoor sitting areas. You’ll also discover there really can be more hours in a day when you live here — because we take care of all the maintenance and housekeeping services so your time is truly your own.

Our whole-person approach to senior living extends to our award-winning Sweet Memories™ programs that have been proven to elevate care and enhance the experience of our residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Our signature memory care programs blend a warm, homelike environment with the personalized care of compassionate caregivers, familiar routines and staff, and engaging programs and activities that provide our residents with the best experiences.

Convenient Location

Only 50 miles from Annapolis and 60 miles to Washington, D.C., we’re also close to excellent medical care at three regional hospitals, including GBMC at Hunt Valley, Sheppard Pratt Health System and St. Joseph Medical Center. We’re located between the Loch Raven Reservoir and the Oregon Ridge Park, both of which offer beautiful scenery as well as walking and biking trails. The reservoir is known for its great wildlife observation viewpoints, while Oregon Ridge Park includes the Oregon Ridge Nature Center.

We hope you’ll discover all that Commonwealth Senior Living at Cockeysville has to offer. Please call to schedule your personal tour today!

Levels of Care

Assisted Living

At Commonwealth Senior Living at Cockeysville, assisted living balances the active independence that our residents want with the 24-hour support they need.

It’s the ideal combination. We realize that while the need for support may have brought our residents to us, their desire to live an active, fulfilling and engaging lifestyle hasn’t changed at all.

Personalized Care

At Commonwealth, the care we deliver is personalized. We know that no two residents have the same needs, abilities or preferences. To deliver the right amount of care and support, we create individual care plans for each resident. Our specially trained caregivers meet directly with residents, their family members and personal physicians to develop the most appropriate care plans. The care plans deliver the care that is needed – perhaps assisting the resident with getting dressed or bathing or helping them get around the community, but also identifies and supports each individual’s retained abilities, promoting independence and dignity.

Memory Care

Sweet Memories™ at Commonwealth Senior Living at Cockeysville

At Commonwealth Senior Living at Cockeysville, we believe that people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have very unique needs that deserve very unique care. Our Sweet Memories™ program was designed to meet those needs and deliver that care, both today and in the future.

It all starts with our team of dedicated caregivers. Certified in Virtual Dementia Tour® training, our team members have a very personal and thorough understanding of the challenges presented by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

Award-Winning Care • Sweet Memories™

Commonwealth’s Sweet Memories™ memory care program has been created to deliver the most exceptional care and lifestyle to our residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

From the welcoming, homey feeling of our memory care neighborhoods to the experience of our management team, everything in our program has been carefully chosen to deliver the best memory care experience possible.

Understanding that each person in our care has different needs, Sweet Memories™ takes a resident-centered approach. By developing a personalized care plan, we can provide support that not only meets needs, but also promotes abilities and independence.

Program Components

Sweet Memories™ consists of three primary components to ensure an exceptional memory care experience.

  1. Move-in: From physical to emotional needs, we guide our residents through every step of the transition to our community, whether from home or hospital.
  2. Evaluation through life history: We get to know each resident personally. We conduct a comprehensive interview with family members. We talk. We ask questions. We listen. We get to know our residents as people. We learn about their medical, mental, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs, as well as their habits and preferences.
  3. Resident-centered care plan: With this very personal knowledge, our leadership team creates a customized care plan to meet the specific needs of the resident.

Signature Programs • Signature Experience

Unique and effective, our signature Sweet Memories™ programs make a tremendous difference in the lives of our residents and their families.

One Sweet Memory: Winner of the Best Practice Award from the Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA), for going above and beyond the standards of care. Our team members regularly capture highlights of each resident’s day in photographs that are shared regularly with family members.

Expressions: When verbal skills begin to fail, art can become a means of self-expression for residents. Conversational prompting stimulates memories which residents can interpret using a variety of mediums, including painting.

Special Touch: Designed specifically for those with late-stage memory loss, this program provides “special touches” that make a difference in care. In the morning, before breakfast, residents enjoy citrus scented towels to awaken taste buds; before dinner, lavender scented towels help to relax, reinforce the natural circadian rhythm and encourage residents to enjoy their meals.

Sweet Melodies: For those with latter stage dementia who have lost verbal skills, Sweet Melodies stirs memories by using nostalgic music selected by family members.

SMILE™ Technology: Through SMILE™, we can remain connected to your loved one every day. This computer program enables us to keep you updated on your loved one’s participation in and enjoyment of our programming, sharing photos and stories with you on a daily basis.

Memory Care Life Stations: Thoughtful spaces invite your loved one to reconnect and engage with past hobbies, professions and passions.

Sweet Memories™ Services & Amenities:

  • Healthy, family-style dining options that meet dining skill levels and nutritional needs
  • Regularly activity schedules that stimulate the mind and body, as well as customized socialization programs designed to fit the cognitive, social and mental skills of the resident
  • Open and secure outdoor spaces such as courtyards and gardens
  • Monthly support group meetings for families
  • Private or companion suites with private baths
  • Personal care services
  • Medication management
  • Weekly housekeeping/linens
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Open-door policy that encourages 24-hour visitation
  • Monthly family night dinners
  • Sweet Memories™ programming
  • Community newsletter

Services & Amenities

It is our pleasure and purpose to ensure that our residents’ lives are as peaceful, comforting and uplifting as possible.

  • Private and semi-private suite options
  • Full bathrooms with safety features
  • Warmly decorated elegant common areas
  • Elegantly landscaped outdoor courtyards
  • Emergency call response systems in every suite
  • Monitored fire and safety systems
  • Television, computer, and media library areas
  • Elegant dining rooms
  • Full-service hair salon and barber shop
  • Free transportation for all activities, events, and doctor appointments
  • Individually controlled heating and cooling in each suite
  • All utilities included (except telephone and cable TV)
  • Family and guest meals available
  • Free residential parking areas available
  • Full library with large print books
  • Pet-friendly: all cats and dogs must be pre-approved by our Executive Director, be house trained, and have a recent Veterinarian statement of good health

Activities

Whether they’re putting on grass skirts and hula dancing or painting their best Monet impressions, at Hagerstown, our seniors are always busy expressing themselves creatively, moving their bodies, and making enduring friendships in a safe, nurturing environment.

A sampling of our activities include:

  • Health and wellness learning
  • Cooking and baking classes
  • Diverse social activities
  • Daily exercise programs
  • Group community excursions
  • Multi-faith spiritual worship
  • Musical and artistic activities
  • Trivia, bingo, and other games
  • Themed family dinners

Pricing at Commonwealth Senior Living at Cockeysville

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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Semi-Private
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Commonwealth Senior Living at Cockeysville

3.2 of 5 Average rating
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(14) A Place For Mom
(14) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • “Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see”

    -Most “care managers” are paid minimum wage and have no more training to care for people than a fast food restaurant cashier. (There’s a reason they are called “care managers” instead of CNAs, and it’s because they are not certified.) -Understaffing is “hidden” by counting one person as two positions...if a care manager takes a weekend class to be a “medical technician”, then the claim can be made that there are is a “caregiver and a med tech” in the building, but it’s really one person doing two jobs, which means less care and attention for people. -Most people are doing two jobs; As of October 2018, the Designating Nurse is also the Health Care Coordinator, The Executive Director is also the Resident Care Coordinator, the Sales Director is also the Program Coordinator. There is no maintenance person and only one part-time housekeeper, so....with most people doing two jobs, does that mean most jobs are only half-done?

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    “Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see”

    -Most “care managers” are paid minimum wage and have no more training to care for people than a fast food restaurant cashier. (There’s a reason they are called “care managers” instead of CNAs, and it’s because they are not certified.) -Understaffing is “hidden” by counting one person as two positions...if a care manager takes a weekend class to be a “medical technician”, then the claim can be made that there are is a “caregiver and a med tech” in the building, but it’s really one person doing two jobs, which means less care and attention for people. -Most people are doing two jobs; As of October 2018, the Designating Nurse is also the Health Care Coordinator, The Executive Director is also the Resident Care Coordinator, the Sales Director is also the Program Coordinator. There is no maintenance person and only one part-time housekeeper, so....with most people doing two jobs, does that mean most jobs are only half-done?

  • Dear [name removed], I thought the facility was very cozy. My Mom and I really liked it. Living in Cockeysville all her life, this would be a great place for her.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Dear [name removed], I thought the facility was very cozy. My Mom and I really liked it. Living in Cockeysville all her life, this would be a great place for her.

  • Understaffed, High Turnover

    Staff, while “sweet”, is largely untrained, uncertified as CNA or GNA, and unmonitored. Turnover is incredible, and being understaffed is a daily occurrence.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Understaffed, High Turnover

    Staff, while “sweet”, is largely untrained, uncertified as CNA or GNA, and unmonitored. Turnover is incredible, and being understaffed is a daily occurrence.

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    • Commonwealth Senior Living at Cockeysville Amenities

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      • Activities Onsite
      • Devotional Services Onsite
      • Activities Offsite
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Meals Provided
      • Indoor Common Areas

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      • Assisted Living
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