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Clare Bridge of Niskayuna

2861 Troy-Schenectady Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309-1629

877-760-1435

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Quality Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Community in Niskayuna, New York

Clare Bridge of Niskayuna located in Niskayuna, New York provides Alzheimer's and Dementia care for seniors and offers the promise of Daily Moments of Success. Clare Bridge is a Brookdale Senior Living community dedicated to serving the special care needs of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. From our building design to our carefully selected staff and specialized programming and management, we focus on the individual needs of each resident and family we serve.

Highly Individualized Care

Maintaining familiar daily routines is important for our Alzheimer's, dementia and memory care residents. Physical and behavioral needs, as well as life history each play integral roles. Each resident receives and individualized service plan designed to meet their unique needs and to help them feel safe while adding meaning to their day.

Compassionate Assistance

Individuals working with Alzheimer's and dementia residents must have compassion and understanding. Our staff are carefully selected and trained to manage the challenges associated with dementia, which can sometimes be difficult. The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides a gentle structure to each day that targets specific needs of those with Alzheimer's and various types and levels of dementia. It features...

  • Morning Mental Workout - Daily late morning mental exercises including discussions, brain stimulating games, and reminiscing.

  • Daily Physical Activity - A variety of exercise opportunities including group exercises, walking programs and dancing.

  • Daily Life Skills - Individual or group activities that provide a sense of purpose, meaning, and belonging.

  • Person Centered Life Enrichment Programming - Activities are designed using the resident's own social history information as a foundation.

Familiarity in Daily Living

Our Clare Bridge community features peaceful surroundings and a home-like setting designed to re-create environments people have enjoyed throughout their lives. Interior spaces are scaled and decorated like those of a private home and enclosed walking areas give residents the opportunity to safely explore their surroundings.

The Clare Bridge Dining Program, recognized as "Best of the Best" in the industry by the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is a unique program designed by a team of specialists to help those with Alzheimer's and dementia master and enjoy successful dining experiences. It offers dementia-friendly menus, individualized dining assistance, a supportive environment and consistent seating arrangements.

Experience Clare Bridge

Not all Alzheimer's, dementia and memory care services are the same. If you have a loved one in need of an exceptional Alzheimer's care facility we cordially invite you to visit and experience our programs and care model at Clare Bridge of Niskayuna today.

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Services

  • Services and Care provided
    Clare Bridge of Niskayuna offers exceptional Alzheimer's and Dementia Care services for seniors.
  • Ongoing dementia training, expertise and support for staff
    Our staff is trained to understand and manage unpredictable behaviors and the need for an individualized approach for every resident, depending on the progression of the disease. We understand that creative problem solving is needed when providing dignity and quality of life to individuals with memory loss. For this we have dedicated dementia care specialists on staff to support our staff, residents and families.
  • Assistance with Personal Needs
    Our trained staff is there to assist with personal needs, in the privacy of the resident’s suite/apartment. We provide assistance with – Bathing or showering, selection of clothing, dressing assistance, grooming, hygiene, mobility and transferring and dining assistance.
  • Ambulation & Escort Services
    We will escort residents to meals and activities within the building.
  • Three nutritious and appetizing meals served daily
    We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. All menu options are selected by a registered dietician to optimize nutritional value. Understanding that many individuals with memory loss have special dietary needs, we offer a full menu of finger foods and adaptive devices and document food preferences for every resident. Resident seating is pre-selected to insure a pleasurable dining experience. 
  • Snacks are served throughout the day
  • Housekeeping Services
    We tidy every suite/apartment daily and take out the trash when needed.
  • Personal Laundry Services
    We launder personal items, linens and towels and change bed linens weekly.
  • Continence Management
    We offer a comprehensive continence management program – from reminders to scheduling to assistance.
  • Nursing Services
    Professional nurses oversee the delivery of all health care services and behavior management to our residents. Our nurses are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    Professional nurses oversee the delivery of health care services and behavior management to our residents. Our nurses are on-site 24 hours a day.
  • Ongoing monitoring of residents’ health status and tracking of behaviors
  • Medication Support 
    Our professional nurses administer all residents’ medications.
  • Life Enrichment Programming
    Prior to moving in, staff take a social history on every resident to get to know their individual likes and dislikes. Programs and outings are specially designed with residents’ individual interests and abilities in mind. Multiple programs are offered throughout the day and evening hours. These programs are designed and supported by our dementia care specialists.
  • Trained Staff on site 24 hours a day
  • Specialized intervention programs
    We know that good monitoring and intervention in specific areas can help avoid illness and/or injury and improve quality of life for our residents. For this we have developed and implemented specially designed nutrition tracking, weight management, behavior evaluations and falls management programs.
  • Transportation Services
    Transportation is provided to a full range of Life Enrichment activites and outings.
  • Short term stay
    Our short term stay program is available for family vacations or just a much needed rest for family caregivers.
  • Ancillary Services
    We offer additional services for unscheduled needs and personal requests – i.e. room service, escorts to outside appointments and shopping, running errands, etc.
  • Specially designed environment
    Our community offers a home like environment, which is ideal for individuals with memory loss. Our purpose built community incorporates special features, such as – large circular paths designed to lead residents to areas of activity, enclosed, outdoor courtyards, way finding cues, small spaces decorated like home and shadow boxes for residents personal mementos to identify their personal space.
  • All Exterior doors are alarmed for Residents’ safety
  • Emergency Response system 
    Our emergency response system, complete with emergency pull cords, is monitored 24-hours-a-day, by our trained staff.
  • State of the art fire safety system
  • Handicapped accessibility
    Our community is easily navigated by individuals using wheelchairs and other assistive devices.
  • Library
    We offer books in regular print, lagre print and on tape as well as current magazines and the daily newspaper.
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
    Our on-site beauty/barber shop meets all your hair and nail care needs.
  • Outdoor, Enclosed Courtyard
    Our outdoor courtyard is a great place to dine and enjoy family. It is ideal for residents who want to be outside, yet need a controlled environment.
  • Outdoor Gardening Areas
    Tend to your favorite warm weather plants in our well-maintained garden areas.
  • Dining Room
    Our full service dining room offers a relaxing setting, generous hours and well trained staff to ensure a pleasurable dining experience and assistance when necessary.
  • Private Dining Room
    Our private dining room offers a more intimate setting for celebrations with friends and family (pre-planned).
  • Family Room
    Complete with a cozy fireplace, our family room is a great place to visit with friends and/or entertain family.

Floor Plans

Dining

Dining Menus

Assisted Living Menus

Posted menus are representative only are subject to change based on availability and resident preferences

Dining Services

Clare Bridge offers nutritious, restaurant-style meals served by our trained wait staff, and our chefs are masters at creating traditional meal favorites plus a selection of fresh, flavorful dishes using low-sodium, heart-healthy cooking techniques.

We strive to offer our residents plenty of choices in their dining experience. They choose where to sit and what they want to eat. The dining room has extended hours for residents’ convenience.

Meals are prepared by our trained chefs, using only hand-selected produce, the freshest herbs and spices, and the freshest meat and seafood. Clare Bridge’s chefs will gladly cater special events, even preparing dishes from residents’ own recipes. A private dining room is available to entertain family and friends.

Resident comments and menu suggestions are reviewed daily and are used to tailor menu selections.


For more details and sample menus, please contact us or schedule a tour and come dine with us.

Calendars

Below are the calendars and newsletters for Clare Bridge of Niskayuna

Alzheimer’s / Memory Care (PDF)