Each Distinctive Memory Care community is purposefully designed and built—every detail aimed at fashioning environments, rooms, and experiences that ignite happiness through reminiscence and specialized care.
Those who call Koelsch home are the inspiration for everything we create. Extra-wide hallways for barrier-free strolls, multiple dining experiences to accommodate care needs, sun-filled verandas, and lush garden terraces to explore; our ladies and gentlemen feel a unique sense of belonging everywhere they go.
Memory Care Designed for Urban Settings
Reminiscence Sparking Memories
Intentionally placed time-specific elements adorn our community, pointing back to local history and scenic experiences–engaging residents at every turn. A lady or gentlemen encounters a classic car from their teenage years at Emmet’s garage or images of victory from their alma mater from decades past–each kindling unique memories of days gone by.
Historical Surprises® are a staple within Koelsch memory care.
Extra Wide Hallways
Our ladies and gentlemen enjoy staying on the move. With over 60 years serving seniors we have experienced this first hand, over and over. Utilizing our experience, we build all our memory care communities with extra-wide hallways to ensure each lady and gentleman can stroll throughout the community with ease. This may seem like a small thing to most; but to our residents this is very important–the details matter.
Displayed outside of every suite is a shadow box that showcases each person’s life story. Photographs, handwritten letters or postcards, trinkets and collectibles reminiscent of past experience make it easy for family, visitors, and resident assistants to connect personally with each resident.
Throughout our community, secured curio cabinets exhibit small curiosities to stimulate memories of times past. Every item is specifically chosen and placed with care. These local and historical pieces encourage our ladies and gentlemen to revisit memories.
Residents congregate to play games like Jenga and Scrabble, watch local and national sports while cheering on their teams with spirited rivalry, and relive stories of youthful shenanigans in our Club Room—where camaraderie inspires memory through friendship.
Individuals gather with each other and their visitors to watch a favorite show or cozy up with a good book beside the fire. Our living room ignites familial nostalgia and comfort, inspiring memories and creating a sense of belonging—of being home.
Delectable meals are served three times a day in our two dining rooms—the Rose and the Ivy. With a balanced breakfast, light lunch, and hearty dinner, all of our residents nurture their health and energy so they can enjoy daily activities with friends.
Swapping hunting stories or recalling camping adventures is commonplace in Jack’s Cabin. Named for Aaron and Judy’s youngest son, the cabin is rustic, warm, and inviting— just like Jack. We believe memories are best served in great environments with friends so, enjoy games and a crackling fire in this nostalgic hideout.
Emma’s 1950s Kitchen
Baking sweet treats or sitting around sipping iced tea never felt better than in Emma’s kitchen. Fashioned to resemble a 1950s kitchen, this hub of excitement is sure to help our ladies and gentlemen remember years gone by.
Our community features a safe and fully-contained courtyard. Vegetable and flower gardening or quiet meditation provide solace and delight our ladies and gentlemen while they enjoy the sounds of the outdoors and a beautiful garden of flowers.
Nothing soothes quite like the sounds of nature. Our friends can sit beside the bubbling water fountain in our Interior Courtyard and feel a sense of peace while interacting with other newfound pals and neighbors enjoying the serenity of the fountain.
By providing hands-on gardening experiences, residents have access to consistent interaction with nature that will boost both their creativity and their health. Residents will be inspired to plant flowers in our community garden beds and watch them grow as they nurture their seeds with light and love.
Residents are pampered in our onsite salon, which is purposefully decorated with images of Hollywood icons from their era. It’s no secret that a good hair day can make all the difference and that’s just what our ladies and gentlemen will receive.
Sunroom – Veranda
No matter the weather, residents can find reprieve in our SunRoom. It’s never been more relaxing to be inside and outside at the same time. Fresh air pours in through secure, open windows with rocking chairs beckoning one to have a seat, tell a tale, and stay awhile.
Resident Service Desk
The Resident Service Desk, situated in the center of our community, provides an open and welcoming space for our resident assistants to work on personalized care plans while staying connected and accessible to our residents.
Take a walk down memory lane.
Seniors can explore the beautiful curiosities of Main Street where they’ll find a Post Office, Sophie’s Scoop, the Music Hall, Alice’s General Store, and Emmett’s Garage. From sweet treats to music, and even shopping, seniors have all of their senses awakened which sparks wonderful memories of times gone by.
One scoop or two?
Residents can enjoy a cool treat from our old fashioned ice cream shop, Sophie’s—named for Aaron and Judy’s youngest daughter will tantilize. In a cup or on a cone, there are a variety of flavors available to delight a person’s taste buds.
Situated on Main Street, where the fun and busyness of errands and shopping meet, is the Post Office. Residents have the opportunity to write letters and send gifts to loved ones, delivering their envelopes and packages for mailing whenever they’re ready.
Music motivates and inspires us to work, to play, to dance, to love, to grieve, to worship, and to share stories—to remember. Music-lovers can visit the Music Hall to play piano and sing their favorite tunes, or serenade passersby as they journey down Main Street.
Alice’s General Store
Individuals can “make purchases” and take their items with them, creating a shopping experience they’ll want to repeat. Each evening, our caregivers collect the “bought” items and return them to the store so these individuals can discover the same joy again and again.
Residents have the opportunity to live with a buddy in style with a shared bathroom dividing their bedrooms, offering additional privacy when desired. Living side-by-side and waking up to a familiar face inspires a sense of belonging and opens the door for new friendships.
Some of our more reserved ladies and gentlemen prefer a private suite to rest and recharge, unencumbered by social requests. These individuals enjoy the same amenities and experience the same level of care as their neighboring pals next door and down the hall. With a comfortable seating area for visitors in their suite, friends and family can easily spend quality alone time with their loved one.
For individuals who are known social butterflies and enjoy having a roommate keep them company, our shared suites are the perfect option. These are designed for the international travelers who once jetsetted the world and have never met a stranger.
Private Deluxe Suite
This premium living space offers even more spaciousness. Some of our more reserved ladies and gentlemen prefer a private suite to rest and recharge, unencumbered by social requests. These individuals enjoy the same amenities and experience the same level of care as their neighboring pals next door and down the hall. With a comfortable seating area for visitors in their suite, friends and family can easily spend quality alone time with their loved one
Putting Security First
Our communities combine the most advanced safety systems with a well-trained staff that remains ever-vigilant to provide a safety-focused environment. Everything we do puts safety first-tensioned with a philosophy grounded in providing autonomy for our ladies and gentlemen.
Our licensed caregivers perform hourly checks on residents, but we have also installed Motion Sensors as an extra safety precaution. If there is movement at any hour, our 24/7 staff is alerted by the call panel. This alert allows us to maintain a resident’s privacy while also caring for them quickly, whenever there is a need.
Throughout the community are lengthy pull cords that can be reached while standing or sitting and, when pulled, alert caregivers to a resident’s exact location. These pull cords work hand-in-hand with the call panel to notify caregivers. This notification allows our staff to be readily available whenever our ladies and gentleman may require unexpected assistance.
Security is paramount. Every window in our community has a sensor that notifies our staff if opened. Once again, these notifications are tied into our call center to ensure a quick response.
A safe living experience is top-of-mind at Koelsch. Our Call Panel is a safety feature designed to support residents with memory loss. Notifiers and sensors are placed throughout resident living spaces to assist in detecting when a resident is unsafe and alerting the appropriate care staff.
Key fob/code readers
We keep a keen eye on the comings and going of anyone living on or visiting our properties. Not only are all of our communities gated, but every door and elevator require a key fob or code entry—granted only to caregivers and staff—to get outside or move between floors to best serve our ladies and gentleman.