New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living

3700 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo MI 49006

866-465-5993

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Description of New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living located in Kalamazoo, Michigan

At New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living, we provide a plethora of community amenities. Regular off-site experiences and day trips are very popular with our residents. Free wi-fi is offered to all our residents. Our location conveniently offers guest parking. Our purpose-built community has the support of specialized care; every characteristic of the community is designed to cater to the unique needs of its residents.

Dining Amenities

We provide residents with meals throughout the day. We love to accommodate visiting company, meals included. Dining includes restaurant-style dining. Whether you're hungry day or night, food service is available at any time. We offer specified meal options such as low/no sodium options and low/no sugar options.

On-Site Activities

We have specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical abilities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and entertainment, we employ a full-time activities director. Included in our exercise program are stretching classes and chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations. We love to host holiday parties, birthday parties, BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties and resident karaoke nights. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. We offer Dakim BrainFitness(add TM), a clinically-proven brain-training program to help their residents improve and preserve mental functioning. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. Residents may engage in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being and instructive community cooking classes. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities include trivia nights and regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement in mind. Our community grounds offers an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours, and an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or to just relax. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents and a fully-stocked arts and crafts center. Our community is secured to ensure our residents are protected.

Community Attributes at New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living

Living Options and Amenities

We offer studio units and handicapped units designed for easy accessibility and for use by wheelchair users. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-exposure and ground floor quarters are available. Free wi-fi is available to all of our residents. To accommodate our residents, our community has WanderGuard capability, and air conditioning and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety.

Featured Amenities at New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living

Personal Services

We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. Our on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs. Both laundry and dry cleaning services are offered. We offer devotional services on-site, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community.

Medical Care Services

Our staff is awake and available 24 hours a day to assist your loved one with any time-sensitive needs that may arise. All services are provided by licensed practitioners present on staff 24/7. There are licensed nurses on-site to administer injections when needed. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. On-site RN's and LPN's are available. Our community staff includes registered nurses. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. A visiting optometrist is available to provide comprehensive eye care. At our community we offer adjunct therapies, such as reminiscence therapy, which stimulates sight, sound, smell, and touch faculties to encourage memory recall and the enjoyment of sensory experiences. Additionally, we offer sensory-based programming (like Snoezelen therapy) that creates relaxing and stimulating spaces for residents coping with anxiety or agitation. Our residents can schedule reminders and exceptions for both medications and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. This community provides ADL assistance, administered injections, medication administration, and licensed nurses are onsite to administer injections when needed. We can administer a sliding scale program to monitor insulin levels via glucose tests, and adjust medications based on the results. Staff members are versed in the usage of the Hoyer Lift for total transfers. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed and receive support in living a healthy lifestyle, and that no one's needs are neglected. Alzheimer's and dementia may encourage wandering as a means of coping with anxiety. Our facility utilizes a locked and secured perimeter to ensure the safety of our residents.Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise. Our staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.

Community highlights at New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living

Community Certifications

We accept residents from the age of 50 and above.

Pricing at New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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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 New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living

4.3 of 5 Average rating
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  • Feels more like cottages

    My mom and I toured here while looking for a place for my dad. Their waiting list was very, very long and just to get on the waiting list... more

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Feels more like cottages

    My mom and I toured here while looking for a place for my dad. Their waiting list was very, very long and just to get on the waiting list was $600. The staff was attentive and polite, the facility looked pretty clean, and whenever someone... more

  • Wonderful Staff

    New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living is a wonderful community. The staff goes out of their way to help me with the difficult... more

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Wonderful Staff

    New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living is a wonderful community. The staff goes out of their way to help me with the difficult transitions of when I have to leave my dad and he wants to go home. Recently my dad and I enjoyed listening... more

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    • New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living Amenities

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

    Senior Housing Types Provided at New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living

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