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Southgate Special Care: Compassionate Behavior Management

Southgate Special Care is a healing, therapeutic environment that provides compassionate care for older adults with behavioral disturbances associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia – one of only four similarly licensed communities in the state of New Jersey.

Located on our main campus in Bergen County, New Jersey, Southgate Special Care has recently undergone comprehensive renovations and a 3,000 square-foot expansion to further foster a peaceful, serene setting that will help alleviate resident symptoms and ease stress and to accommodate and treat even more patients in need of this specialized type of care.

New additions to Southgate include:

  • Four new resident rooms to meet community demand as requested by the state
  • New designs for all resident rooms and bathrooms, lounges, activity spaces, dining areas, hallways, shower rooms, and nurses’ station
  • An inviting family lounge for private visits
  • A comforting pet therapy area
  • A multisensory Snoezelen lounge with therapeutic lighting, aromatherapy, and sound to promote relaxation
  • A tranquil Circadian rhythm lighting system
  • A state-of-the-art updated security system, upgraded door safety, and a new nurse-call system

What is Behavior Management Care?

Older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia can often experience behavioral disturbances such as aggression, agitation, hostility, or self-harm. Many residents come to Southgate after being in multiple other nursing care centers that were unable to treat their behavioral issues effectively. However, after arriving at Southgate, these residents often improve from the Southgate team’s understanding of their needs, expert training, and effective therapeutic approach.

Southgate Special Care has a skilled multidisciplinary team that provides individualized and person-centered therapeutic activities and expert care services to accommodate each resident’s specific needs. Team members receive specialized instruction and training in delivering considerate, gentle care to all residents so that can they effectively deescalate conflict and promote calmness, leading to an improved quality of life.

Southgate is licensed by the State of New Jersey and is an approved Medicaid facility.

Therapeutic Activities and Special Services

Southgate’s wide variety of therapeutic activities are thoughtfully developed to help enhance resident memory, alleviate stress, and promote socialization in a stimulating and social yet soothing environment.

Offered activities include:

  • Gentle fitness activities, such as chair dancing and stretching
  • Pet therapy
  • Snoezelen therapy, which uses soothing lighting, sounds, and aromatherapy to promote relaxation
  • Stimulating games, such as trivia and bingo
  • Worship services

Southgate Main Lounge Activity Calendar - June 2023
Southgate A and C Lounge Activity Calendar - June 2023

Southgate provides a range of special services throughout the treatment process, including on-site prescreening by clinical professionals, cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacological behavior management conducted under the direction of a psychiatrist and psychologist, and family support with follow-up training, discharge planning, and caregiver education. We are here to support you and your loved one every step of the way.

Learn More about Southgate Special Care

If Southgate Special Care sounds right for your loved one, we would love to tell you more. For more information, please call (201) 848-5855 or check out our new 360-degree virtual tour to get a glimpse of our beautiful and thoughtfully redesigned community!

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