The people you love are the people we serve.
Memory care that honors each individual.
We get to know each person who lives here—and we form connections that foster a deep sense of community. By understanding and tending to the unique needs of each individual, we help them in mind and body. We get to know family members—we invite you to relax here, too. This is home.
Caring for the whole person.
The basis of each relationship is compassion. Our staff creates opportunities for meaningful interactions and resident engagement. The bonds that are formed between staff and residents at Summer House are profound—it’s person-to-person care, based on dignity and respect. This whole-person approach is what builds familiarity and nurtures deeper connections to help people coping with memory loss.
We provide the setting and support to ensure residents living with Alzheimer’s maintain purpose and quality of life in our community.
Services and Fees
Our monthly fee starts at $8,925* and includes:
- Technology-enhanced cottage with its own front porch
- Protected landscaped courtyard, with plenty of shaded walking paths
- Highly trained staff dedicated to honoring and celebrating each individual
- Full-time LVN memory care manager
- Daily planned social, recreational and educational activities
- Bright, cheerful clubhouse — ideal for home-style dining with family and friends
- Daily dining services including snacks, available in-room or at the Clubhouse (accommodations for special dietary needs)
- Utilities except cable and telephone
- Flat-screen TV in each cottage
- Daily mail pick-up/delivery
- Housekeeping and maintenance
- 24-hour staffing
*Fees listed are subject to change.
Experiences designed to engage and delight.
Every day is a new opportunity for self-expression, meaning, and purposeful activity. Residents feel deeper connections with staff and each other by taking part in family-style dining, group outings, and organized discussions. From cooking, art, and music therapy, to gardening and exercise, the emphasis is always on meaningful engagement.
What type of community is Summer House at Fredericka Manor?
Summer House at Fredericka Manor is a unique memory care neighborhood serving people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. With an award-winning design concept, cottages, fragrant courtyards, tranquil pathways, and plenty of sunshine, it’s a serene and secure environment nestled within the 24-acre Fredericka Manor campus.
What types of social opportunities are available to Summer House residents?
We have a variety of individual and social activities scheduled throughout the day, tailored to the specific needs of each resident. Group activities include music, art, crafts, painting, cooking, excursions, walks, live performances, discussions, and more.
Do Summer House residents have access to the entire Fredericka Manor campus?
Yes, Summer House residents are welcome to visit any common area on the greater Fredericka Manor campus as long as they are escorted and have notified the staff.
Can family members visit Summer House residents whenever they wish? And can family members take residents out of Summer House?
Yes, family members may visit Summer House whenever they wish, and they may take residents out of Summer House, provided staff has been notified.
Does Summer House staff check on residents on a regular basis?
Yes, cottages are equipped with motion sensors that alert staff if a resident is getting up during the night. Additionally, all common areas are equipped with security cameras. Staff also performs personal wellness checks on a frequent basis as required by law.
Do you have a licensed nurse on staff?
Has your staff been trained to work with memory care residents?
Yes, our staff training meets the Department of Social Services requirements in Alzheimer’s care and dementia care. Staff also receives additional, on-going training in understanding the disease process. Training extends to all aspects of care: encouraging participation, leading engaging activities, assisting with personal care and dining, maintaining a clean and welcoming environment, and providing cueing and assistance with activities of daily living.
What are the latest innovations at Summer House?
At Summer House, we offer innovative experiences that engage residents—and the results can be dramatic: Through the Music & Memory program, we help reconnect people with songs that have been meaningful to them. With the advanced technology of the iN2L system and its 70-inch touchscreen, we support social interaction, intellectual stimulation, physical engagement, and spiritual connection.
It’s all part of our work to respond to the changing needs of the people we serve. At the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, we partner with creative organizations to develop new ideas and advance the solutions that help individuals live their best lives. We invite you to learn more about the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, and the positive impact that leading-edge innovation has on the lives of individuals with memory impairment.