The new $4.7 million expansion, located on the southwest corner of The Terraces, features 16 private suites.
“The incidences of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are rapidly growing. While treatments are not available, new and innovative programs must be created to provide a continuation of a dignified and enriched life for those living with the disease,” said Alex Candalla, executive director of The Terraces of Los Gatos.
The Grove is centered around the so-called "The Best Friends Approach," designed by renowned dementia expert David Troxel, who holds a master's degree in public health.
The program focuses on building relationships with residents based on individual life stories and experiences.
The Terraces of Los Gatos facility is owned by American Baptist Homes of the West.
It currently includes 18 buildings that house 175 independent-living units, 59 skilled-nursing units and 35 assisted-living units. Twenty nine of the independent-living units are below market price units.
Alzheimer’s Fast Facts:
- More than 5 million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s today.
- Close to 600,000 (one-tenth of the nation) people in California are living with Alzheimer’s.
- By 2030, a projected 1.1 million people will suffer from a memory loss disease.
- More than 27,000 people in Santa Clara County alone suffer from Alzheimer’s.
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