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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia

Spectrum Adult Day Health Programs 

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Spectrum Adult Day Health Programs

600 Cummings Center
Suite #176X
Beverly, MA 01915
978.921.5020

1820 Turnpike Street,Unit 106
North Andover, MA  01845
978.688.3248

The Spectrum Adult Day Health Program provides a specialized and supportive environment for people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

As the only day program certified by the Alzheimer's Association of Eastern Massachusetts, Spectrum's sensitive, caring, multidisciplinary staff are specially trained to care for individuals with memory disorders. This cost-effective option for caregivers can enable those with Alzheimer's disease or memory loss to maintain independence and remain in their own homes. Spectrum also gives families' well-deserved respite and peace of mind that their loved ones are in a safe and uplifting environment.

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Levels of Care

Spectrum provides individualized programs for participants at a variety of abilities and focuses on their particular strengths and interests. Ongoing assessments ensure that an appropriate plan is in place to meet each client's needs. An enhanced care option is available for clients with more intensive care needs.

Therapeutic Environment

The Spectrum Center is a secure environment designed to accommodate the cognitive changes individuals experiencing memory loss face as their disease progresses. Participants enjoy socialization in a warm, supportive environment. Therapeutic, failure-free activities are offered that match the skill level of each participant to promote positive feelings and to enhance each person's personal dignity and self-esteem. Outings and seasonal celebrations are offered on a regular basis.

The lighting, colors, furniture and flooring in the Center were all carefully and thoughtfully selected, keeping in mind the visual, spatial and physical changes and challenges individuals experience with all types of memory loss. There is a beautiful, therapeutic garden designed to provide clients a safe place to explore and feel the mood-enhancing effects of natural sunlight.

Professional Care Team

Spectrum offers a one to four staff-to-client ratio. The professional staff consists of nurses, social workers, activities' specialists and certified nurse assistants. Skilled nurses work closely with primary care physicians to assess clients' health on an ongoing basis and administer medications. Certified nurse assistants can also provide showers. Spectrum offers nutritious meals at breakfast and lunch and also provides morning and afternoon snacks.

Caregiver Support and Hours

We understand how challenging it is to care for someone with memory loss.  Spectrum is designed to maximize the quality of life for both our clients and their caregivers.

We offer education, counseling and support groups to assist families and friends in their caregiving roles.  We offer extended hours to serve the needs of families.

Spectrum Adult Day Health Programs are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about our Spectrum Program and Caregiver Support > Groups, visit SpectrumDayProgram.org.

Payment Options

While most clients of Spectrum pay privately to attend, third party payment for eligible individuals is available via MassHealth or North Shore Elder Services, SeniorCare, Mystic Valley Elder Services, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley or Greater Lynn Senior Services. In addition, some long-term care insurance plans may cover the cost of the program. Check the particular policy for eligibility.

Website

The Spectrum Center's website can give you more information about this health program for those with Alzheimer's disease or other related disorders.

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Spectrum at North Andover Offers:

  • 1:4 staff-to-patient ratio
  • skilled nursing care
  • clinical social work support
  • therapeutic, failure-free activities
  • assistance with activities of daily living
  • medication management
  • rehabilitation services
  • referrals to additional community resources
  • spacious and secure indoor and outdoor spaces
  • free support programs for family caregivers
  • professional recognition from the Alzheimer's Association for organizational commitment to ongoing staff education and support