New Rowan House to Offer Montessori-Inspired Memory Care

Rowan House Memory Care

[Updated: May 31, 2023 | Published: May 31, 2023]

senior couple embracing in memory careAre you looking for memory care in Columbus, Ohio? Our Rowan House Memory Care community will provide Montessori-inspired care for seniors who are living with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or other cognitive impairments.

With the addition of Rowan House, our five-year, $90 Million Master Plan is complete! As a result, our premier senior community offers more space and a more comprehensive continuum of care.

This purpose-built residential memory care community contains 26 studio apartments arranged in small neighborhoods to provide a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment.

The home-like environment promotes meaningful engagement while encouraging independence in a secure space.

Our goal at Rowan House is to provide an enriching living experience while giving families peace of mind, knowing their loved one’s needs are being met at every step!

Enjoy a Virtual Tour of Rowan House Memory Care

Please watch the video below to glimpse the vibrant environment you or a loved one could enjoy in our purpose-built memory care community. Then, keep reading below to learn more about Rowan House and the benefits of Montessori-inspired dementia care.

An All-inclusive Lifestyle

Scenes from Rowan House Memory Care at Friendship Village of Dublin in Columbus, OhioRowan House Residents receive 24/7 Assistance with daily living activities from caregivers specially trained in supporting those with decreased cognitive abilities.

You or your loved one will enjoy the following:

  • A cozy private suite
  • All meals and snacks
  • All utilities, including telephone, basic cable and Wi-Fi
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services
  • Round-the-clock security with wander management
  • Planned fitness and social activities
  • Spiritual care
  • Local transportation for medical and dental appointments in a generously specified area
  • Incontinence products

This all-inclusive, Montessori-inspired Lifestyle caters to each Resident’s health, comfort and security.

Rowan House employs a wander management system to ensure the safety of Residents.

With 24/7 security and wander management technologies, Residents can move freely within Rowan House and its gardens while caregivers monitor their needs and activities.

Supporting Independence, Choice and Self-Direction

Educational materials from Rowan House memory careAt Rowan House, Residents enjoy stimulating activities that promote physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being and improved quality of life.

Our Montessori approach to dementia care is inspired by Italian Physician Dr. Maria Montessori’s work in early childhood education. Her “Montessori Method” was anchored in the following ideas:

  • Change the environment to suit the individual
  • Allow freedom within a structure
  • Respect a person’s personality and history
  • Individuals benefit by serving a community

Beginning in the 1990s, Psychologist Dr. Cameron Camp began to apply these principles to dementia care. As Director of Research & Development for the Center for Applied Research in Dementia, Dr. Camp created Montessori-Based Dementia Programming.

Research suggests that the Montessori Method can reduce anxiety for persons with dementia by providing them with engaging activities that they find rewarding.

At Rowan House, we use this holistic approach to enhance independence and help Residents:

  • Enjoy visits with family and friends
  • Form friendships and build relationships with their neighbors
  • Participate in community decision-making
  • Engage in stimulating activities that promote physical and cognitive well-being, including art classes, music therapy, and horticultural therapy.

Certified Dementia Caregivers

Caregiver with senior woman in memory careOur Medical Director from Central Ohio Primary Care leads the Rowan House team in providing exceptional care. You can feel confident knowing that physicians specializing in geriatric medicine supervise healthcare for yourself or a loved one.

Our Rowan House Team includes around-the-clock nurses and caregivers trained to provide compassionate care to people with cognitive impairments.

Specially trained Certified Dementia Practitioners are available 24/7 to ensure Residents live life to the fullest and experience meaningful moments.

With only 26 suites, our staff-to-Resident ratio allows the care team to create bonds with our Residents and to build trusting partnerships with family members.

Innovative Therapeutic Horticulture Program

Friendship in Bloom horticultural therapy programRooted in science and backed by The Ohio State University Master Gardener Program, our Friendship in Bloom program helps Residents connect with memories through their senses.

Together, Residents and volunteers plant flowers, herbs and vegetables, then use their harvest in creative ways to drive a personalized sense of purpose.

Our Loving Logistics Program Eases Transitions

moving boxesMoving to a new home can be difficult for Residents and their loved ones. At Rowan House, a dedicated move-in counselor guides the process from start to finish, acting as a resource to ease the transition.

If you or your loved one needs help with downsizing, movers or space planning, we will be there to advise and help.

Once you arrive in your new home, someone will be there to welcome you and help you get settled.

Learn More About Rowan House

As with all our higher-level-of-care communities, Rowan House will give priority to our current LifeCare Residents. However, some private pay spaces may be available.

If you’d like to learn more about Rowan House and our Montessori-inspired approach to dementia care, please call 614-426-0334, or schedule a visit using the link below.



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