Eddy Senior Living is pleased to announce its plans to expand The Glen at Hiland Meadows senior living community in Queensbury NY. The $27-million project planned to begin in 2021 was approved by the Queensbury Planning Board in October 2019, and is expected to open in Summer of 2022.
The plans include three separate projects; an innovative memory and dementia care facility, a two-story addition to the main building, and a state-of-the-art wellness center.
Specialized Memory Care in Queensbury
At the heart of the project is a 25,000 square foot building for memory care, which will feature 30 suites and provide assisted living care, as well as a day program for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other memory loss problems.
The decision to expand the community’s memory care services was due in large part to a recent study conducted by Murdock Strategies, which indicated there was a critical need for memory and dementia care in the Queensbury area. In fact, there is an estimated 100-bed deficit, forcing many local families to move loved ones out of the area in order to get proper care. The Glen hopes to change that by providing more options locally for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Similar to The Eddy’s other nationally recognized memory care models in Cohoes and East Greenbush, The Glen will offer a residential environment that preserves self-esteem and self-confidence and supports independence. The plans call for attractive living areas to create a warm, familiar atmosphere, and a culture of care that enhances quality of life specifically for those with cognitive impairment. Upgrades to landscaping, and the addition of a gazebo and walking paths are planned, as well, to allow for supervised wandering and resident engagement.