In these unusual times, technology has allowed us to do and see things in a new and virtual way. Today, there are many who feel increasingly alone and uncertain when it comes to the care of an elderly family member suffering from advanced memory loss. An in-person site visit was once an easy place to begin the often-difficult search for an assisted living option, but now, those visits are temporarily prohibited. Where does one now find the help, support, and respite they need for their loved ones, and for themselves?
An important first step is to take a “virtual tour” of Briarcliffe Gardens, a longstanding Memory Care Assisted Living Residence in Johnston. This tour will take you through all the private and common spaces at Briarcliffe. It will introduce you to some of the many activities and programs that are available to the residents at this state-of-the-art home nestled in a leafy corner of the city. It will show you some of the many details that were incorporated into the design of the building, from the overhead skylights that let in streams of sunlight to the soothing, calming wall colors to the welcoming, comfortable gathering spaces.
Short of being there, this virtual tool is the next best thing to imagining what kind of life your well-loved family member could live at Briarcliffe Gardens. Take your virtual tour today by visiting the home page of the Briarcliffe website and clicking “Schedule virtual tour”. Help truly is only a “click away”.
Many may have lingering concerns about the safety of anyone living in assisted living residences at this time, and these fears are not unfounded. These are tenuous times, but Akshay Talwar, the director of the entire Briarcliffe community, is ardent in his assurances that the residents at Briarcliffe are as protected and cared for as ever. The center has implemented unprecedented measures to ensure the well-being and safety of its residents, above and beyond the already strict steps that have always existed here. Always compliant with state and nationwide standards of care, Briarcliffe has increased their safety efforts, from the ongoing training of staff on infection control to social distancing requirements to the restriction of all visits to frequent screening of both residents and caregivers.
In addition to tightening up all health requirements, the staff are doing everything possible to create a sense of normalcy and routine for the residents. iPads were purchased right from the start of the shut-down so that residents can have virtual visits with their loved ones. Activities have been adapted to a more one-on-one format to keep everyone engaged and connected, even in these uncertain times.
If you are feeling alone and lost as you explore options for assisted-living, contact Stefany Reed at Briarcliffe Gardens. She can answer your questions, help you get set up for your virtual tour and set you on a path towards peace of mind. Contact Stef at 401-944-2450. Visit Briarcliffe today at www.briarcliffegardens.com for your virtual tour.