JABA To Open New Memory Care Floor at Mountainside Senior Living

As our senior population continues to grow, so too will the need for specialized services to treat Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. So, during National Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, JABA and Mountainside Senior Living are proud to announce that the third floor of Mountainside Senior Living, our assisted living community in Crozet, is being renovated to provide 20 beds of memory care for current and new residents.

“Mountainside Senior Living is excited to create a memory unit,” says Marta Keane, CEO of JABA. “ There is a large unmet need in our community for assisted living dementia care, which we have seen with our own residents.  It will be wonderful to offer assisted living, along with levels of dementia care for those who need a quieter space, with more supervision and specialized activities, all in one facility so that residents won’t have to change where they call home.”  

The new floor is being completely renovated to serve residents in need of memory care, providing a safe and secure environment, special common rooms, separate dining and activity centers, and living quarters that meet the design standards for memory care units. And, of course, the floor will be staffed with those specially trained in caring for people with memory care needs. The new floor is being designed by Charlottesville-based Johnson, Craven, & Gibson Architects, who, for nearly 70 years, have been renovating and restoring some our area’s finest properties. The new memory care floor is scheduled to open in November 2017. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to the opening date. 

“We are already the largest non-profit affordable assisted living in the area, and we expect our memory care rooms to be affordable, relative to the market, allowing more choices for potential residents and their families,” says Keane. 

To find out more about Mountainside Senior Living’s new memory care floor, and if it might be the right fit for your loved one, please contact Kati Decker, MSL’s Community Relations Manager, at 434-227-5568 [cell phone- 717-497-3557] or kdecker@jabacares.org

About JABA

Since 1975, the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, JABA, has been serving the needs of the aging community in the Thomas Jefferson Planning district (the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson). Through the years, from our roots as a federally mandated Area Agency on Aging to our current position as one of the most innovative and successful aging organizations, JABA has never lost focus of the needs and desires of the community. Working with state and local government, educational institutions, private citizens of all ages, businesses, and other nonprofit organizations, JABA has consistently risen to the challenge of its mission: to promote, establish and preserve communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages.

About Mountainside Senior Living

Mountainside Senior Living is the Charlottesville area's most affordable assisted living. Located in the quaint historic town of Crozet, Virginia, just 15 miles west of Charlottesville, MSL provides a warm and welcoming environment, advanced medical services, transportation for outings, three fresh and locally sourced meals a day prepared by our in-house chef, a vigorous activities program, and plenty of community involvement. Mountainside Senior Living is a non-profit 501(3)(c) under the direction of Jefferson Elder Care, LLC and is managed by the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA). MSL takes residents without bias to age, disability, race, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or genetic information. Winner of the 2010 Commonwealth Council on Aging Best Practice Award, and the 2007 Governor's Housing Award.

For all press inquires, please email David McNair, JABA Marketing Writer/Publicist, at dmcnair@jabacares.org or call 434-817-5236.