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Innovative memory care unit opens in Auburn, offering new hope for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients

Loretto has unveiled its fourth Memory Special Care Unit in Auburn, NY, to address the increasing demand for specialized memory care services in the Finger Lakes region. This new unit, part of a concerted effort to enhance care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, features advanced technology and design elements aimed at providing a supportive and therapeutic environment. The facility is set to empower residents to live as independently as possible, transforming a clinical setting into a neighborhood-like atmosphere.


The Memory Special Care Unit introduces the Montessori Method approach to memory care, focusing on individualized care plans that promote independence and engagement through the disease’s progression. Loretto’s adoption of this holistic method, complemented by innovative technologies such as lifelike animatronic pets and the Lucynt cognitive software, positions the facility as a pioneer in memory care within New York State.

As Loretto continues to expand its services to meet the growing needs of the community, it underscores the importance of offering compassionate, specialized care for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The development of this unit, supported by grants from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and the United Way of Cayuga County, not only reflects Loretto’s commitment to quality care but also its role as a vital resource for families and individuals affected by these conditions in Cayuga County and beyond.