Memory Support Overview — Whittier

The Whittier unit is designed and is specifically oriented to serve our Kendal residents that have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. You’ll find our experienced, compassionate staff ensure safe, secure memory care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Outside Whittier

Because many individuals with Alzheimer’s disease suffer a loss of depth perception,
Kendal is particularly attentive to the use of color and contrast, to distinguish walls from furniture, for example. Whittier includes an indoor-outdoor walking garden, as an alternative to Kendal’s existing outdoor circular walking garden. The large common area, includes space for the residents to participate in the therapeutic milieu of the unit. Residents enjoy socializing, music, games, and other activities. Individual choice is always respected and the daily life of our residents is based on their past and current interests. It is the goal of the program is to maintain our residents’ independence, offer them the support that is needed with their disease diagnosis, and maintain their connection to the Kendal at Hanover community.

Services and Amenities

  • Living accommodations offered within a secured, activity-based environment
  • Activities such as; musical performances, discussion groups, fitness and social events
  • Large common area includes space for participation in the therapeutic milieu of the unit
  • All meals, including special diets
  • Medication assistance and management
  • Social and recreational services
  • Use of the community center amenities, with supervision, including swimming pool, library, dining rooms, hair salon, etc.