Advanced Audiology Services
Troy Medical Plaza, downtown Troy
The audiologist can help you select your hearing aid.
It can be quite daunting, not to mention frustrating, trying to make a decision about which hearing aid to buy. This is where the services of the audiologist can be instrumental in achieving a successful outcome. Certainly, with the ever increasingly sophisticated digital technology found in today’s hearing aids, it was never intended that the hearing aid user would have the necessary preparation to make that choice without guidance and assistance from a professional who selects and fits hearing aids for a living.
It is reasonably safe, though not necessarily wise, for the consumer to choose the brand of the hearing aid. Beyond that decision, the consequences of choices made solely by the consumer can adversely affect a successful outcome. Most hearing aid manufacturers will have products that will be an excellent choice for a given individual. The audiologist’s role in selection is to guide and advise the consumer regarding options such as style and level of technology. In the end, one should wind up with the equivalent of “the best hearing aid for me.”
A frequent question is “Do you carry many brands?” It is impossible for an audiologist to be equally skilled in fitting the hearing aids of, say, ten different manufacturers. Carrying many brands does not necessarily translate into advantage or benefit to the consumer. A more useful bit of information might be the answer to “What kinds of results do you typically get from the hearing aids that you dispense? Are your patients usually satisfied with the outcome?” See our ad on page 44.
5 Computer Drive West, Albany
438.6271or 694.0400 for
Attentive Home Companions
Attentive Care has provided quality care to our patients in the Capital District since 1977. We are a locally owned and operated home health care service. Attentive Care is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and fully complies with all regulations governing licensed home care agencies. Our continued goal is to treat every individual with compassion, respect and dignity, while providing quality home health care.
Our initial nursing assessment is a crucial step to ensure that the needs of your loved one are identified and matched with the skills and competencies of our caregivers. Our home health care team is the true heart of our organization. We understand that our success is based on the team’s experience and relationship with your loved one. We invest significant time and attention on screening, training and supervising our employees to ensure that we provide the best quality of care.
It’s apparent that there is a rapidly growing need for non-medical support services in our community. To meet this essential need, we have established Attentive Home Companions, a non-medical home companion service that provides assistance and support, assuring home safety, social interaction, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, community appointments and activities. This service also represents and provides relief from family care-giving responsibilities.
With experience you can depend on, Attentive Care and Attentive Home Companions and our professional staff will continue to provide quality services to help you every step of the way. See our ad on page 44.
Beacon Pointe Memory Care Community
1 Emma Lane, Clifton Park
Beacon Pointe is a truly different assisted-living community for the memory impaired. At Beacon Pointe, your loved one’s life is celebrated spiritually, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
The Peregrine Way at Beacon Pointe sets it apart from other memory care communities. Based on creating an environment that supports families, residents, and caregivers, the Peregrine Memory Care Program helps families and friends to have the most positive experience possible and keep relationships strong. Our caring and compassionate staff welcomes family and friends to participate in every aspect of their loved one’s life, because memory loss profoundly impacts not only the individuals, but also their families.
The Peregrine Memory Care Program offers activities, therapies and an environment that embraces long-term memories for residents. Such memories are embraced in a number of different ways: legacy stories; spiritual programs; radio days; around the world; trains; live-in pets including a dog, cat, rabbits, and birds; and even a butterfly sanctuary.
In addition, this program provides constant staff training and education to ensure that your loved one receives the best care possible. To see for yourself how The Peregrine Way makes Beacon Pointe unique, call 371.2200 to schedule a tour or just stop in! See our ad on page 45.
Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc./Bright Horizons
As we age, older adults wish to continue to live in the community they know and love. Their adult children would also like their parents to be close by and safe. Bright Horizons, an adult day services program of Colonie Senior Service Centers, helps families stay together by providing a safe environment for older adults when their adult children are at work or need a break from caregiving.
Bright Horizons has served families in the Capital Region for over 30 years. Currently, there are four sites in the Capital Region (Colonie, Latham, Guilderland, and Clifton Park/Halfmoon) providing respite to more than 120 families each month. Bright Horizons provides a safe place for loved ones who are in need of a supportive environment during the day and well-deserved respite for their caregivers, working closely with families as a partner in their caregiving journey.
Each day members find companionship, hot meals and snacks, exercise, recreation, and socialization at Bright Horizons, becoming a home away from home or a treasured club where they enjoy the day with friends. In addition, caregivers have a unique opportunity to keep in touch with loved ones while they are enjoying Bright Horizons through secure webcams and Skype.
Bright Horizons is a program of Colonie Senior Service Centers, an independent community based non-profit serving the largest population of seniors in the Capital District.
Bright Horizons Adult Day Services is available to seniors, their families, and their caregivers. For more information on how Bright Horizons can help you call 459.7967 or visit us online at www.colonieseniors.org. See our ad on page 45.
Emeritus at Fillmore Pond
300 Village Lane, Benington, VT
Emeritus at Fillmore Pond, now a proud member of Brookdale Senior Living, is nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains. Located on 87 acres of lush land that features a large pond with ducks and geese, Emeritus at Fillmore Pond is just west of the charming and historical town of Bennington.
Our community is conveniently located near several local attractions, including the Bennington Center for the Arts, the Bennington Museum, and the Bennington Battle Monument. We are also only 40 minutes from Albany, and all of its shopping, cultural attractions and entertainment venues.
Emeritus at Fillmore Pond has a very country, cozy family appeal. Our common areas–a beautiful courtyard, large front porch with views of the Green Mountains, art room, library with a fireplace, fitness room, and even our very own elegant restaurant-style dining–give residents a true feeling of home and allow them and their loved ones the opportunity to get to know everyone in the community.
The community offers independent living senior apartments, residential care apartments and memory care apartments. In addition, we have independent living cottages with a variety of floor plans, many with back decks and full basements. An independent living cottage is a wonderful option for a resident who wishes to maintain a very independent lifestyle but would like to give up the work and worry of home maintenance.
In keeping with our philosophy, our staff supports our residents in maintaining their independence and dignity. We have a full schedule of activities designed to keep our residents active and engaged. See our ad on page 44.
J. Craig Alexander, DMD
739 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush
Dr. J. Craig Alexander is pleased to celebrate 25 years of providing comprehensive dental care at his East Greenbush office. A lifelong area resident, he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College and first in his class from Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He received two years of medical and surgical training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. After two years in private practice, he opened his current practice in the fall of 1989.
Dr. Alexander takes courses to keep skilled in cutting edge dental technology. Because of his dedication to continuing education, he has been recognized by the following dental organizations. He is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and International Dental Implant Association; Fellow of the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants; and a member of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Alexander treats all phases of dentistry including dental implants. He is one of only a few dentists in the Capital District who places and restores dental implants so your treatment can all be done in our office. He has experience with small diameter (mini) and standard diameter dental implants for replacement of missing teeth with crowns and bridges, and stabilization of dentures.
Give your loved one a gift this holiday they will use every day! Please check our website site: www.jcraigalexanderdmd.com or scan our QR code in our ad. Call us at 477.1008 for a free consultation ($150 value)! See our ad on page 46.
Judson Meadows, A Member of Baptist Health Systems
39 Swaggertown Road, Schenectady
Come experience “The Art of Aging Well” at Judson Meadows Assisted Living Community! Your needs may change, but why should your lifestyle? Judson Meadows offers Enhanced Assisted living—a higher level of assisted living service that allows you to age in place. After all, it is about growth, not age!
Apartments: Choose from studio or one- and two-bedroom apartments, which all include handicap-accessible private bathrooms with showers. Heat and air conditioning are individually controlled. Basic phone, cable TV and internet access are included. Each of the apartments at Judson Meadows is graciously designed and awaits the personal touches you will provide that makes it “home.”
Tiered level of service: Judson Meadows offers a comprehensive range of services to meet your individual needs. The basic level of care includes all meals and snacks, housekeeping, personal care and medication oversight and support. Additional assistance with medication management and personal care is available at higher levels of service. Feel free to contact our Senior Living Consultant at 579.2010 for more information on levels of service and to schedule your tour.
Social engagement: The activities at Judson Meadows will help you maintain your active lifestyle. You’ll find parties, games, outings, exercise classes, ice cream socials, guest speakers, shopping trips, nights at the local theatre, entertainment, and so much more. The traditions of all faiths are embraced, so your spiritual and religious practices can be observed.
Dining experiences: Our chefs create delicious, rotating seasonal menus that are approved by a registered dietitian. All meals are served restaurant-style to encourage socialization. It is all about enjoying great, nutritious food in the company of wonderful people.See our ad on page 47.
Lindsay Drug Company
416 5th Avenue, Troy
Lindsay Drug Co. is a third-generation, family-run independent pharmacy and healthcare center, established in 1922. Our facility, along with our fitters, have been accredited and certified by the Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics (BOC) since 1995. Lindsay’s has been nationally accredited and certified since the late 1960s, before the industry decided it was a good idea for everyone to be certified.
Lindsay’s recently joined HealthMart, a network of independent pharmacies, to strengthen our business and offer programs and services to help us better serve our community. Our Personal Pharmacy Services help you monitor your health. There’s a Blood Pressure Club available, which includes unlimited blood pressure checks per month. Other services include: Blood Glucose Meter Training to teach methods and steps for using your personal meter efficiently; Asthma Training to teach you to administer your asthma medication; and Medication Management to make taking numerous medications less overwhelming.
Mastectomy products are often hard to find. Lindsay Drug Co. offers mastectomy prosthesis and brassieres to help restore your confidence. Our caring, compassionate fitter can help you regain the look you desire in a quiet, private fitting room.
Another hard-to-find item is the compression stocking. Brands of compression stockings can be as different as the people who wear them. Our fitter will work with you to find the stocking that will work best for you. Issues can sometimes be resolved with simple, basic instruction.
Everyone has their own set of difficulties to be addressed by the fitter to encourage compliance with wearing your stocking. Remember, stockings are preventive, not a cure, so it is important to wear them regularly to prevent further problems. See our ad on page 47.
The Wesley Community
156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs
The Wesley Community – A continuum of care campus
The Wesley Community’s major services are independent and enriched housing and long-term care. Independent living at The Wesley Community is available for seniors in all income brackets. Woodlawn Commons has well-appointed, market-rate apartments with a formal restaurant for optional meals, an available housekeeping package and other amenities. Embury Apartments offers recently renovated low and middle income affordable units for income-eligible applicants with a café for optional meals at breakfast and noontime.
The Wesley Community’s enriched living program at Woodlawn Commons provides a supportive environment that can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Forty apartments offer residents the comforts of home combined with support and services including three prepared meals a day, housekeeping and laundry services, scheduled transportation, medication management and other assistance with activities of daily living.
Wesley Health Care Center has earned its reputation for excellence by providing superior long-term skilled nursing care with a personal touch for the aging adult with significant chronic medical needs. Wesley also offers a hard-to-find residential setting that can meet the light care needs of less seriously ill geriatric residents. A specialized program for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia completes Wesley Health Care Center’s full spectrum of long-term care services.
The Wesley Community also provides auxiliary services that meet other needs of the aging resident, such as outpatient therapies, short-term rehabilitation and adult day services.
The Wesley Community offers a unique blend of community living and care-giving to ensure that every stage of life for the older adult is spent in an environment that is caring, familiar and comfortable. See our ad on page 44.