Memory Care Home in Rockville, Maryland
Cedar Glen is a memory care facility and assisted living community in Rockville, Maryland located in the lovely Fallsmead neighborhood. Our home is a quick and convenient drive off of interstate 270 and East of Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville. Cedar Glen is also located near Wootton’s Mill Park, Watts Branch Stream Valley Park, and is not far from Rockville town center so visitors of residents can do some exploring while seeing their family member or friend.
Built in 1928 and listed on the Montgomery County registry of historic homes, our Rockville home itself is an architectural work of art with its unique architecture and large backyard garden. As one of the first structures built in the neighborhood back in 1928, it was surrounded by open landscapes and even had a view of Washington, DC. It was originally intended as a summer home, which explains the slate roof, exposed walls, and elegant cathedral-like ceilings.
Despite the homey feel, Cedar Glen is fully equipped and secured to meet the physical and cognitive needs of memory care residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Our experienced and dedicated caregivers, uniquely tailored activity program, and familiar home-like setting create an environment for residents to feel safe, well-cared for, and loved.
Our Memory Care Staff at Cedar Glen in Rockville
We’re one of the top-rated memory care facilities in Rockville, MD because our small size enables each staff member to connect with residents on a personal level.
While many larger memory care facilities in Rockville serve hundreds of residents at a time, our community houses only 8 residents. The staff members at Cedar Glen provide help to individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related conditions so they feel safe, comfortable, and loved.
Our staff-to-resident ratio is 1:3 in the morning and 1:4 in the evening, allowing staff to spend time with each resident. The dementia care industry has a generally high turnover rate, but Cedar Glen has a remarkably dedicated staff. Several of the caregivers have been working with the memory care community for over 10, and even 25 years.
The dedicated team at our Rockville community also includes a delegating nurse, two directors, a maintenance supervisor, an activity director, a human resources manager, and a business manager. We have staff on-site and available 24/7. We know residents with dementia can have unique support needs. With abundant caregivers and a small cohort, this allows us the flexibility to easily adapt and cater to their needs.
The Cedar Glen Memory Care Mission
Our mission is to create a home-like environment where our residents will be treated with dignity and respect. We believe true dementia care is about an intimate relationship with our residents and a partnership with our families.
Cedar Glen is part of Cedar Creek Memory Care Homes, which began in 1995 as an alternative to the larger and more institutionalized memory care facilities. We become a family, and we get to know each resident’s family members. This allows our staff to provide truly customized care.
Specially Tailored Memory Care Activities
We are passionate about engaging residents in Alzheimer’s care activities designed to provide meaning and improve quality of life. When new residents move into Cedar Glen, we create a short biography on each individual that gives us a glimpse into their lives and what brings them joy. This becomes part of our “Family Album”. It includes where they were born, what accomplishments they are proud of, and what types of hobbies and talents they have. The activities at Cedar Glen are therefore constantly evolving and may include art, music, exercise, word games, reminiscence therapy, puzzles, and more.
Amenities and Memory Care Services
From engaging activities to individualized dementia care services, Cedar Glen provides amenities designed to cover all components of memory care. Not only are residents’ physical needs met but their happiness and comfort are prioritized and their individuality celebrated.
Our senior living community has a unique and individualized activity program, structured to meet the needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. Our amazing full-time activity therapist learns about each residents’ unique background and finds opportunities to bring them joy. You may find her outside working with residents in our garden, taking residents on a journey with her iPad to explore their favorite city, leading a trivia program, or playing resident’s favorite songs on the piano.
Our residents enjoy three home-cooked meals a day in our dining room. Our caregivers learn each resident’s favorite food, how they like their coffee or tea in the morning and their favorite type of cereal or ice cream flavor. Unlike larger memory care communities, our staff can cater meals to the resident’s individual dietary needs and preferences and families can bring in special food items their loved ones may enjoy as well.
Memory Enrichment Activities
We keep our residents involved and contributing–setting the table, helping fold laundry–encouraging a sense of purpose, and supporting them along the way. We’re not about bureaucracy, we’re about finding solutions and making life better for people who have little control over their minds and fewer choices about their lives than any of us would want.
In addition, our staff is trained to engage residents in meaningful activities throughout the day, such as leading daily exercise or sing-a-longs, working on puzzles, and art projects.
Activities of Daily Living
The staff in our community helps residents with activities of daily living, medication management, ambulation assistance, nutrition monitoring, housekeeping, and laundry.
In addition to our staff, we have doctors, nurses, therapists, dentists, podiatrists, and other health care professionals who can visit residents at Cedar Glen. Residents are welcome to continue to see their own health care providers, but we provide the option to utilize our doctors for convenience and more monitored medical oversight.
Dementia Care Services in Rockville, MD
Our Promise of Personalized Dementia Care
The Cedar Creek collective of memory care facilities has a dedicated team of staff and medication technicians who are available 24/7 to provide care, comfort, and support to our residents. All of our communities are small in size and enable our team to truly spend time with each resident.
Ashley Dotson Madison
This community was great! They were very helpful and informative, and had a lot to offer for a much lower price then a lot of the other surrounding communities! Also love how all their homes are memory care homes in a small intimate environment!
Elaine Kallen Fertig
After visiting other facilities I chose Auxiliary House for my father as the staff was very one-on-one, dedicated, caring and their personal involvement with my father was outstanding – also making the family feel reassured and comfortable.
My mother has been a resident at Auxiliary House for over 4 years. We feel so fortunate to have found this wonderful place where the staff care so deeply for all the residents.
My mother has been in Cedar Glen for two and a half years. It was the second facility I visited and my search stopped there. It’s a genuine home, not at all institutional, where all the residents are known and loved as individuals. It’s also very professionally run and there are clearly systems in place to ensure high standards of care. Staff turnover seems almost nonexistent. It’s exactly what a care home should be and I feel so lucky to have found it.
My mother lives here. Ruthie and Anna are the best, not just for managing the facility and communicating to families, but for being visionary and pro-active during these very trying times. I never wonder if my mom is well cared for. Thanks to all the staff for everything they do for all the residents, not just my mom — we’re lucky to have found this home.
Mom moved from Auxiliary House to Hillwood when she needed more care. Both houses are managed by Cedar Creek. Fabulous company that knows dementia inside and out and cares for the residents in small homes (not institutional entities). Staff are great and have a long tenure with the company, the management is helpful and informed, and we couldn’t be happier with the care they provide. Strongly recommend. It was a great place for Mom.
Hillwood is Amazing! My Uncle has been there since October of 2019 and he is very happy. If you want your love one to be safe, happy and well cared for this is the place for them! I am so thankful for all the staff and management do for my Uncle.
I cannot say enough positive things about the wonderful care and attention my mother receives from the superb staff at the Cedar Creek Homes. I feel blessed to have found them.
Exceptional management. Wonderful and VERY dedicated staff. Loving environment. Creative activities. I can’t say enough positive things about my 11 year experience at this home. You will sleep well at night knowing your family member is in the best possible hands.
Serving The Greater Montgomery County Area With Quality Memory Care Services
Cedar Creek’s memory care communities serve the Rockville and greater Montgomery County area including but not limited to:
- Aspen Hill, MD
- Chevy Chase, MD
- Derwood, MD
- Gaithersburg, MD
- Montgomery Village, MD
- Norbeck, MD
- North Potomac, MD
- Washington Grove, MD
- Wheaton-Glenmont, MD
Our experienced nursing team, unique activity program, and high staff-to-resident ratios make Cedar Glen one of the leading dementia care providers in Montgomery County. Learn more about our home by filling out our contact form or call us at 301-384-4017.