A New Concept in Memory Care

White Oak Cottages offer a unique alternative for those who can no longer live at home due to memory impairment. Our cottages stand apart from other assisted living options for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease due to our architecture, philosophy of care, and unique staffing model. We are part of The Green House® Project, a national movement to transform long term care.

Architectural Scale

A White Oak Cottage is a family home with a living room, dining room, den, kitchen and twelve private bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The small scale eliminates long hallways and elevators, making it easier for Residents to move throughout the cottage. The interior layout and décor have been specifically designed to support the needs of those with memory loss through the use of color and contrast, circular pathways, and bright lighting. The homes offer inviting community spaces, more intimate areas for small gatherings, and the privacy of one’s own bedroom.

Features of Home

The daily rhythms of the cottage are also those of a home. Residents wake up and go to sleep when they want to. Depending on the time of day, someone arriving at the home may smell dinner cooking in the oven, see laundry being folded, or meals being planned with Resident participation.

Philosophy of Care

At White Oak Cottages, we emphasize excellence and compassion in every facet of our operation. Our culture honors and respects Residents and staff alike. It is committed to following research studies that provide evidence based recommendations for appropriate physical design and programming to create an improved environment for those with dementia or other cognitive impairment.

Unique Staffing Model

The staff members work as a team and run all aspects of the home. This multi-faceted engagement between the staff and Residents leads to strong bonds and a deep understanding of each Resident. The presence of a nurse 24 hours a day assures that all health issues are monitored and addressed in a timely fashion.

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White Oak Cottages  6 Longwood Drive  Westwood  MA  02090  •  Telephone 781.320.1999