People on the Move – Copper Ridge Model of Care offered at William Hill Manor

EASTON, MARYLAND- William Hill Manor has expanded its assisted living community, The Gardens, to include internationally recognized Alzheimer’s care.  The Gardens of William Hill Manor now offers 64 private assisted living suites, as well as 24 private, state-of-the-art suites exclusively for those with memory impairments, which will offer The Copper Ridge Model of Care.

The Copper Ridge Model of Care was developed over the last 15 years with the clinical team of Copper Ridge, located in Sykesville, in conjunction with The Copper Ridge Institute, affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  The Copper Ridge Model of Care not only applies, but advances knowledge in the care and treatment of dementia.

This model of care serves as a resource to medical professionals, families, caregivers, and the community at large.  With the addition of The Copper Ridge Model of Care, William Hill Manor will now serve as an all encompassing resource to those on the Eastern Shore affected by memory impairment.

Specialized design, architectural and staffing details of The Gardens contribute to a unique environment for those with memory loss.  The Gardens is staffed by a registered nurse 24 hours a day and dementia care education and training is provided for every staff member.

In addition to offering permanent residential care, respite care and short-stay evaluations are also available for those with memory loss.  Short-Stay evaluations will be offered beginning May 1st and will consist of a 14-day comprehensive evaluation by a team of experts including a geriatric psychiatrist, as well as caregiver training to help meet needs and allow clients to remain in their home longer.

Support Groups and Education are also offered by the Requard Community Nurse Educator, who is involved with several programs on the Eastern Shore which help patients receive care that is focused on the best available treatments, and provides education and support to caregivers.  Professional education is also offered through a Grand Rounds Program, which allows Eastern Shore professionals to understand this specialized dementia treatment program at William Hill Manor and provides education regarding treatment and management of those with memory impairment.

The Samuel and Alexia Bratton Memory Clinic is an onsite Outpatient Assessment Clinic will begin to accept new clients on May 1st, and will serve clients by providing an accurate diagnosis using the latest diagnostic advances by a team consisting of a geriatric psychiatrist, social workers, and nurses.  Dr. Allan Anderson will serve as the Medical Director of The Samuel and Alexia Bratton Memory Clinic.

Belonging to the EMA faith-based family of retirement communities and resources, William Hill Manor is a full-service not-for-profit continuing care retirement community with 120 residential living apartments and cottages in addition to the assisted living, dementia care and comprehensive nursing care programs.  William Hill Manor has been serving the community for 28 years.  Other members of the EMA family include Fairhaven, Copper Ridge and The Copper Ridge Institute, all located in Carroll County and Buckingham’s Choice in Frederick County.

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