Hawthorn Court is a state-of-the-art memory care community tucked into the Ahwatukee foothills. With two well-kept, up-to-date neighborhoods in the Read More...
Hawthorn Court is a state-of-the-art memory care community tucked into the Ahwatukee foothills. With two well-kept, up-to-date neighborhoods in the community, Hawthorn Court has everything you could ever want in a memory care facility. We’ve been a part of the Ahwatukee community for the past 19 years, and with our recent renovation, we’re excited to keep bringing the highest possible standard of care to the city.
The primary tool in the Hawthorn Court memory care arsenal is the Spark program, a Montessori-style approach to memory care and improving skills and abilities. The program was developed by Frontier Management in conjunction with the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. Spark is all about about involving people in the community and in their own lives in order to ensure that our memory care patients are active in their own treatment and care. The program’s foundations rest on providing residents with social roles in the community, improving and focusing on remaining skills, exercising procedural memory, and thinking about setting specific goals for progression. The program is a unique and award winning approach to living well with dementia, using occupational therapy to help residents feel connected and meaningful.
Hawthorn Court is a beautifully designed community. The two neighborhoods frame securely enclosed courtyards where residents can walk, talk, and enjoy the weather. Inside, residents have 3 living options to choose from: private space; companion rooms, which are large rooms with room dividers and a shared Jack and Jill bath; and shared, fully-furnished suites, which feature a twin bed, a dresser, a nightstand, and lamps for each resident. All three room options are spacious and comfortable, with plenty of options for residents and their families to arrange and personalize the details. As a memory-care facility, we also provide all-inclusive home health care, including assistance with daily activities, housekeeping and laundry, and med-techs on standby if needed. We like to say we offer total care: whatever our residents need, we’re there to provide it.
Meals are an essential part of any living situation, and at Hawthorn Court, we pride ourselves on offering delicious food in a warm and friendly environment. Chef Jackie crafts three full meals every day—and everything is made from scratch by chef. Options include a homemade soup-of-the-day and comfort food like shepherd’s pie. According to Chef Jackie, cooking for Hawthorn residents is like cooking for her mother every day; she takes time, care, and love in each and every meal. Snacks are available all day, every day for peckish residents. There are two restaurant-style dining rooms (one in each neighborhood), and caregivers stay with residents all day, offering help with dining and anything else a resident might require. The dining rooms offer a chef’s special every day, alongside anytime meal options that stay on the menu all year.
One of the most important elements of memory care is activities programming. Hawthorn Court pays special attention to keeping our residents minds engaged. We have a dedicated craft room, with guided projects ranging from holiday crafts (Halloween pumpkins, Christmas ornaments, etc) to regular projects with the Art Guild program. We also offer games like bean toss, basketball, trivia, and bingo; residents have a morning meeting and afternoon meeting with the activities director for so that they can provide suggestions and contribute to the activities agenda.
Hawthorn Court has a 14-passenger bus for taking residents on a wide variety of outings. Some of our adventures have included visits to the airplane museum in Mesa, the Japanese Friendship Garden, and the annual Alzheimers Walk (annual). Once a week, the “Lunch Bunch” goes out for food, fun, and companionship.
Back at the community, we offer regular movie screenings and TV in our big screen theater, as well as performances, music, and church services (Hawthorn Court currently offers Catholic services and a Eucharistic Minister, and a local Lutheran church comes in to provide services several times per month). On residents’ birthdays, we celebrate with balloons, singing happy birthday, cards and a special dessert. We also celebrate major holidays, with events like family holiday nights, visits from Santa, and a New Years countdown at noon with sparkling drinks and songs.
Overall, Hawthorn Court is a great community because we care. Our programming is resident-focused and resident-lead: each and every member of the Hawthorn Court community has a voice in the scheduling and decision making process. Our community feels like home, cozy and welcoming, with a fireplace room that’s like walking into a ski lodge. Staff and management believe residents should treated like family; we work where you live, you don’t live where we work. Residents and their families can be confident that the Hawthorn Court community is a place where they can feel safe, secure, respected and loved. Wherever residents are in their journey, we welcome them.
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Rates: From $4275/Month
Size of Community: 46 residents
Type of Community: Alzheimer's/Memory Care, Assisted Living