The right level of care for each person is delivered along with plenty of freedom; abundant activities are balanced with as much privacy as the individual desires.
The feeling of home, with familiar furnishings and privacy, is combined with appropriate assistance and a thriving community just outside the door.
Carefully designed environments and therapeutic programs for each stage of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia make the most of each person’s capabilities.
Whitney Place is part of SALMON’s “continuum of care,” service levels shaped to allow people their greatest independence as they age.
Whitney Place locations host support groups for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia and those in the early stage of the disease, for the change to talk, listen and learn from others.
- Location: Natick
- Date/Time: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 10:30am - noon
- Location: Natick
- Date/Time: 4th Monday, 6:00am - 7:30pm
- Location: Northbridge
- Date/Time: 2nd Thursday, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Location: Northborough
- Date/Time: 3rd Wednesday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Location: Sharon
- Date/Time: 2nd Wednesday, 10:30am - noon
- Location: Westborough
- Date/Time: 2nd & 4th Thursday, 10:30am - noon
- Location: Westborough
- Date/Time: 1st Tuesday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
It’s natural to have many questions about assisted living; some typical ones are answered here. Be sure to ask questions of the community sales director at any location you’re considering to gain all the information needed.
Long-term care insurance policies often cover all or part of the cost of assisted living if the coverage is written into the policy when it is purchased. Some people are under the mistaken impression that Medicare covers assisted living. Medicare is a federal health insurance and covers hospitalizations, doctor visits, rehabilitation services and in some cases, outpatient care, but not assisted living.
In Massachusetts, all assisted living Residents are entitled to select the provider of their choice for personal care services. A Resident is entitled to the same services in assisted living just as they would be in their own home.
Here at Whitney Place, our Residents find most of their needs can be met by our staff through our monthly service fee package. Additional services can be brought in through an outside agency, if necessary, such as one-on-one companion services. Our director of wellness can assist a family in finding an appropriate service provider. Residents or their families become responsible for the coordination and delivery of any and all outside services.
Our staff education meets and exceeds requirements by EOEA (the state Executive Office of Elder Affairs). Every member of our staff receives a full course of orientation and training upon joining our team. In addition, all staff members attend regularly scheduled educational workshops provided by skilled training professionals. This ongoing training is designed to sharpen skills, introduce new advances in care giving and foster professional development. Also, our Tapestry Program for seniors needing memory care requires that every employee complete a specialized training program designed to help each staff member provide enlightened and sensitive care.
No, we do not have restrictive visiting hours. This is our Residents’ home and they are welcome to have guests visit whenever they’d like.
Yes, Residents may have overnight guests provided the guest sleeps in your apartment. We do not provide guest apartments.
Yes, Residents can select their own health care providers. You may elect to keep your primary care physician and/or any other doctors you currently have or may begin a new relationship with a local physician or specialist; it is entirely up to you. We have a list of physicians who are affiliated with Whitney Place and Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. These physicians are generally willing to accept new patients; some even schedule appointments to see residents here at Whitney Place. While we do not have physicians on staff, some visiting doctors set up office hours on-site and some physicians will see people in their apartments as a home visit.
Assisted living is a social model, based on Residents needing a little help with their daily routines, while maintaining independence and social interactions.
Skilled nursing care is a medical model combining a home-like environment that still accommodates the Residents long-term medical needs. Nursing staff and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are on-duty at all times, and doctors visit their patients within the nursing center routinely. Similar to assisted living, Residents in skilled nursing care also receive customized recreational activities, social events, a community dining room, and common areas.
The Whitney Place Tapestry Program, located at our Natick, Northborough, Sharon and Westborough locations, is an innovative program for seniors living with Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment. The program focuses on maximizing strengths and minimizing weaknesses while focusing on continuity, consistency and structure.