New Dawn Memory Care
Peoria, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Surprise, AZ, Glendale, AZ, Sun City West, AZ
About My Business
Our programs and services are designed with input not only from national experts but also from family members and prospective residents. We treat people as individuals, with dignity and concern for the needs and interests of the whole person. Our full-time activities staff involve our residents as each resident desires and according the resident’s unique potential. The smell of baking cookies; a fireside chat, the sounds of Benny Goodman playing softly in the background as young children color at the feet of their grandmother. In the activities room, four women reminiscence with a Program Coordinator about working as teens at the “five & diner”, as another resident has her nails manicured by a visiting beautician.
In the kitchen, two residents help a Resident Assistant ice cookies to serve to the others, and a well-dressed gentleman returns from one of the home’s “life skills station” where he finished up some paperwork in an area resembling his 1950s office.
In a private room a Resident Assistant is working with a resident to help her decide what dress to wear. The two dresses are laid out carefully to allow choices and the resident feels good about her decision and the control over her attire. These are the sights and sounds of New Dawn.
About My Services
Care for individuals with memory impairment including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is our sole focus. We don’t try to be all things to all people. We specialize in caring for individuals throughout all stages of memory loss, including individuals with challenging symptoms. We do more than just create good days - we work with our residents and families to fight the progression of dementia and related disorders through proper health care oversight, nutrition, and memory enhancing activities. Our specially designed completely secure buildings, on-site nurses around the clock, and experienced staff provides you with the peace of mind you’ve been looking for. The research and information related to dementia care is constantly changing and New Dawn considers itself to be on the cutting edge in the care of those living with this disease. We pride ourselves in offering state-of-the-art care and service in everything we do.
Conditions I Am Unable To Treat
We allow residents to age in place and have no business limitations.
Experience And Credentials
David Daumit- Founder/CEO
New Dawn is the culmination of Mr. Daumit’s 25 years of experience developing and operating specialized communities for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments. Every detail of New Dawn is based on Mr. Daumit’s extensive experience, knowledge and passion for his residents and their families. Prior to founding New Dawn, Mr. Daumit was the Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Potomac Group Home Corporation-a successful company that developed and operated assisted living homes for dementia residents.
David Daumit has been an advocate for the rights of older adults his entire career and his company’s court case, Potomac Group Home Corporation vs. Montgomery County Department of Health et al. established landmark legal precedence that ultimately allowed elderly residents in assisted living communities across the US to choose to “age-in-place”, in their assisted living homes.
Edmarie brings 15 years experience providing compassionate and adaptive patient care to New Dawn. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Edmarie earned her nursing degree from the University of Puerto Rico. Following graduation, she undertook internships at Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, San Juan Capestrano Hospital, the University Hospital of Puerto Rico and Cariño Home Care. Her internships included the fields of mental health and geriatrics.
Edmarie received an Academic Excellence Award, graduating at the top of her class, and received an Academic Achievement Award from A.S.T.C.’s Institute of Nursing. She is the recipient of a 2010 Champion Senior Award from the Assisted Living Federation of America for exemplary professional service and commitment to seniors.
Rebecca Sturtz-Vice President
Mrs. Sturtz has seven years of professional experience working in the senior care field, including four years as an executive director. Her interest and involvement in senior care began during her high school years when her grandmother with Alzheimer’s lived with her family. Her experience with her grandmother led her to pursue and attain a BS degree with a concentration in Adult Development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mrs. Sturtz’s professional background within the senior living profession includes work in adult day care, independent living, low income housing, as well as Alzheimer’s facilities. She is a certified Medication Technician, is trained as an Assisted Living Housing Manager and has dedicated many hours in Alzheimer’s communities as an intern. Prior to joining New Dawn, Mrs. Sturtz was the Executive Director and licensed Assisted Living Manager of an independent and assisted living community.
Fees And Payment Sources Accepted
At New Dawn we have one daily rate for all our residents. Our staff is trained to provide care for our residents, not to calculate the time it took to change a brief or give a bath. We know that an individual’s needs and abilities can change daily. Some days little assistance is needed and some days constant assistance is required, as in the case of an illness. That is why we are here; to provide whatever assistance is needed each day, without you or your loved one worrying that your monthly bill will change, unless you’ve requested additional services. All-inclusive pricing makes it easy to plan your finances.
We have two all inclusive rates, $229 a day or $249 a day.
Languages Spoken by Staff
Hours of Service
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
AZ Assisted Living Center, Directed
License No. AL8590C
Issued by Arizona Department of Health Services
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