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The Kensington

100 Maple Ave
White Plains, NY 10601-5105
(914) 390-0080
Fax: (914) 390-0277
Services Offered:
Assisted Living, Support Services, Referral Agencies
The Kensington serves Westchester County, NY
  • General Information
  • Assisted Living
  • Licenses
  • General Information
  • Description
    About My Business
    The Kensington is an enhanced assisted living and memory care residence located in the heart of White Plains, NY. It is the realization of a vision of passionate leaders in the senior living industry. This industrious group sought to develop a community that took the assisted living model of care to a higher level in an environment of comfortable elegance, staffed by loving professionals. They have accomplished just that.

    The Kensington is licensed for enhanced assisted living which means residents do not have to move out of The Kensington if assisted living health care needs change or increase because we are able to offer a full spectrum of clinical support. We believe the comfort of familiarity is precious, so our license enables us to offer care beyond what the traditional assisted living community can deliver.

    For those with memory loss, The Kensington offers two levels of care in specially designed neighborhoods. Connections is for residents in the early to middle stages of memory loss. Haven is for those in the middle to late stages of cognitive impairment. Our multifaceted program is geared to support not only residents but also their families.
    About My Services
    The Kensington provides a home, care, medication management, meals, snacks, housekeeping, laundry, and much more for seniors.

    Higher Level of Professional Staff
    •Full-time Director of Nursing plus Assistant Director of Nursing
    •Nurse on premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    •Medication administered by nurses
    •Certified Nurses Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses provide all hands-on-care
    •Family Services Director social worker and life coach on staff for residents and their families
    •Dedicated Assisted Living Director
    •Dedicated Memory Care Director plus Memory Care Supervisor
    •Three full-time Activity Supervisors in our Assisted Living, Connections and Haven neighborhoods with activities staff reporting to them

    Memory Care Expertise
    •Connections Neighborhood for those with early-to mid-stage dementia. Full time dedicated care staff in place to assist with activities of daily living and cueing plus dedicated activities staff to stimulate the mind, strengthen the body, and uplift the spirit
    •Haven Neighborhood for those with mid-to late-stage cognitive impairment. Our dedicated team anticipates and manages issues common to seniors in the middle to end stages of dementia including behavioral challenges. Dedicated activities staff engage residents to help tap into and find joy in moments from their past
    •Best resident to caregiver ratio in the area on Haven - 5:1 (5 residents for every one caregiver)
    •Cognitively Stimulating Programs including: Memory Helpers Program - easy and fun techniques and games to improve and maintain memory functioning; Fox Optimal Living - group and one-on-one wellness classes; Mercy College Communications Disorders Program - reminiscence therapy and topical discussions to promote social communication among those that are memory impaired.
    •Xbox and Wii interactive video games and Kinects motion-sensing input device to improve social interaction and communication
    •Board certified music therapist on staff
    •Team members have specialized training in dementia and Alzheimer's disease
    •Specially designed memory stations and memory kits that enable residents to independently participate in activities
    •Pocket programming to reflect each resident's interests

    Enhanced Assisted Living License
    •Welcoming residents with no care needs to those who are very frail and everything in between
    •Diabetic management including injections
    •Medication administered as needed (PRN)
    •Comprehensive physical, speech and occupational therapies on-site
    •Physician's office on-site with 11 physicians caring for the residents plus family nurse practitioner, audiologist, optometrist and several clinical psychologists
    •Psychological/psychiatric services
    •Individualized service plans
    •Primary care manager for each resident
    •Monthly health and wellness assessment
    •Exercise classes and specialized fitness program
    •Specialized diets overseen by registered dietician
    •Continence management
    Experience And Credentials
    What Makes Us Special?

    •Owner Operated
    •Warm & cozy environment
    •Lively calendar of activities every day from morning until evening
    •Scheduled transportation
    •Lush outdoor terraces and patios
    •Personal laundry and dry cleaning
    •Safety measures that exceed NY state requirements
    •Personal emergency response system
    •Religious and spiritual programs and celebrations
    •Very high team member retention rate

    And, team members have received a 40-hour specialty dementia training through White Plains Hospital's Dementia Training.
    Hours of Service
    We have care staff in our community including nurses in the building 24/7 and several nurses overnight. Therefore, we provide care 24/7.
  • Assisted Living
  • Eligibility
    All genders welcome
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided 24 hours a day
    Physician care by routine visit
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Catheter management
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Dental care
    Eye care
    Massage therapy
    Mental health counseling
    Occupational therapy
    Physical therapy
    Restorative therapy
    Speech therapy
    Support groups for patients
    Support groups for families and caregivers
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Hit, kick, or act physically aggressive
    Yell, curse, or act verbally aggressive
    Do not sleep through the night
    Become disoriented
    Pace or rummage habitually
    Seek exits
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Staff-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Broken bones
    Colostomy/urostomy care needs
    Developmental disabilities
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Immune deficiency
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Management of an I.V.
    Management of a feeding tube
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinson's disease
    Psychiatric conditions such as bipolar/manic depression or schizophrenia
    Tendency to fall
    Traumatic brain injury
    Wound treatment
    Memory Care
    There is a dedicated area for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 1: no impairment
    Stage 2: very mild decline
    Stage 3: mild decline
    Stage 4: moderate decline
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Stage 6: moderately severe
    Stage 7: severe, late-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Specially trained staff
    Safe wandering areas
    Regular assessments by interdisciplinary staff
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Daily planned recreational and social activities
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Living Space Options
    Studio or efficiency apartments
    Billed per month
    One bedroom apartments
    Billed per month
    2+ bedroom apartments
    Billed per month
    Private bedrooms with private bathrooms
    Billed per month
    Private bedrooms with shared bathrooms
    Billed per month
    Shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms
    Billed per month
    Residents may bring pets
    Pet Types Allowed
    No smoking is allowed on the premises
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour controlled access
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Controlled access garage
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fire sprinkler system
    All staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Access to public transportation
    Transportation provided by facility
    Resident parking
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Climate control or thermostat
    Private courtyard or patio
    Private telephone line
    Wheel-in shower
    Walk-in shower
    Number of residents: 130
    Dietary Options
    Ethnic meals
    Gluten-free meals
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Kosher meals available
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Restaurant style
    Room service as needed
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Clubhouse or meeting rooms
    Computer and internet access
    Designated family visiting area
    Gym and/or fitness center
    Fitness trainer
    Guest dining
    Laundry room(s)
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    Sauna and/or whirlpool
    TV, media room, or theater
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Private funds
    VA benefits
    Pet deposit required
    Pet deposit amount: $500
    Additional personal assistance fee required
    Nursing care fee required
    NY Assisted Living Residence
    Issued by New York Department of Health
    NY Enhanced Assisted Living Residence
    Issued by New York Department of Health
    NY Special Needs AL Residence
    Issued by New York Department of Health
    NY Adult Home
    License No. 800-F-988
    Issued by New York Department of Health
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