Loretto's New Special Memory Care Unit at The Commons on St. Anthony in Auburn

The New Memory Special Care Unit (MSCU) in Auburn to Address Local Demand
  • Loretto estimates that more than 1/3 of residents across its system have a diagnosis of dementia and that number is expected to increase.
  • Currently, 410,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's in New York today and that number is expected to grow to 460,000 by next year.
  • 22% of that population (around 90,200 people) live in Onondaga and Cayuga counties.
  • Loretto has invested more than $200,000 in redesigning the entire second floor to support the unique needs of those in the most advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • The Memory Special Care Unit incorporates innovative technologies and designs to create a neighborhood environment. Features include house numbers and exterior porch lights for each room, wall murals and cloud tiles on the ceiling that stimulate their cognitive function, and the latest technology like the Lucynt and Never Too Late platforms to improve memory and reduce agitation.

Putting "Special" in the Memory Special Care Unit

  • 40-bed secured, memory special care unit located on the 2nd floor of The Commons on St. Anthony
  • Montessori programming
  • Specialized and innovative neighborhood design based on the latest memory care research
  • Advanced memory care technology including iN2L and Lucynt platforms

Video Gallery

Hear from our team about this new unit

For more information, please contact Kathleen White, Marketing and Public Relations Manager at: 315-413-3462.

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