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Southgate Special Care: Compassionate Behavior Management

Southgate Special Care is a healing, therapeutic community that provides compassionate care for individuals experiencing behavioral disturbances associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and other neurological impairments – one of only four similarly licensed communities in the state of New Jersey and the only one in Bergen County.

Southgate recently underwent comprehensive renovations and a 3,000 square-foot expansion to further foster a peaceful, serene setting to help alleviate resident symptoms and ease stress.

New additions to Southgate include:

  • 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 and a comforting pet therapy area
  • A multisensory Snoezelen lounge with therapeutic lighting, aromatherapy, and sound to promote relaxation
  • A tranquil Circadian rhythm lighting system

What is Special Care Skilled Nursing?

Many residents come to Southgate after being in other 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 effective therapeutic approach.

Southgate has a skilled multidisciplinary team that provides individualized and person-centered therapeutic activities and expert care services. Team members are specially trained in delivering considerate, gentle care so that they can they effectively deescalate conflict and promote calmness, leading to an improved quality of life for residents.

Southgate provides a range of special services, 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.

Southgate is an approve Medicaid community.

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.

Activities include:

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

Southgate Main Lounge Activity Calendar - June 2024
Southgate A and C Lounge Activity Calendar - June 2024

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!

Call (201) 848-5855 to Learn More or Tour

Southgate Special Care Virtual Tour

Schedule of charges and application, click here.

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