St. Barnabas is Here to Help.
St. Barnabas Health System is here to help families tackle the most difficult challenges by providing extraordinary comprehensive care in a safe and wonderful environment.
Contact us today for a free, in-home Memory Care consultation and assessment.
This confidential evaluation is an opportunity for you to discuss your individual situation with a certified St. Barnabas Memory Care Specialist.
Specially trained professionals.
Our exceptional Memory Care staff of Certified Dementia Care Practitioners are educated in best practice approach and care techniques. Be assured your love ones receive the best possible care in a beautiful, secure, and comforting environment. Our team is trained in engagement techniques that allow them to effectively communicate and interact with memory impaired individuals in a dignified manner.
Families can find comfort.
We develop a comprehensive, personalized care program that specifically addresses the unique medical, social, emotional, and physical needs of each Memory Care resident. Therapeutic programming, one-to-one engagement, and support groups are just a few of the practices we enlist to provide a holistic approach to caring for each individual.
Sharing a fulfilling time.
Memory Care residents are provided a fully-engaging portfolio of diverse care services and activities created to foster their well-being; all while being treated with the highest level of dignity. This combines to create a sense of purpose and increased happiness and joy. Participating in favorite things like music, cooking, dance, and even exploring the world through virtual reality brings balance to the day.
A home away.
The Memory Care unit has been carefully designed to address simple challenges often overlooked. Soothing colors, special attention to safety precautions, and comfortable home-like living areas make daily living exceptional. The idyllic and beautiful outdoor spaces and opportunities to enjoy Mother Nature make life at St. Barnabas so much better.
Food for Thought
Coffee or tea?
Memory care goes beyond cognitive support. Our chef-prepared food ensures our residents are eating balanced meals that keep energy high. We take great care to customize dietary plans and understand individual food preferences so there is a familiarity and consistency that is recognizable and reassuring to them.
Dr. Joseph Maroon, MD, FACS
Dr. Maroon is a neurosurgeon, nutritional expert, concussion specialist, and brain health expert, as well as recognized author on the topic of living a balanced life. He also serves as the team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dr. Maroon partnered with St. Barnabas Health System to develop our unmatched, community-based Advanced Brain Health and Memory Care programs. Through his work, St. Barnabas has become one of the premier Memory Care providers in Western Pennsylvania.
Marjorie “Midge” Hobaugh, M.ed. PCH-A
On-site Manager of Memory Care Services.
Midge Hobaugh joined St. Barnabas in 2012 as a Memory Care Specialist in the Secure Dementia Care Unit at Arbors III. She has been instrumental to developing the Memory Care Program. During her time here, she has grown the program across four campuses with varying levels of support from Skilled Nursing Care to Living Assistance as well as home care services.
Midge earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and began her career in mental health and autism support. Dedicating her nearly 30-year career to the helping professions, she believes that caring for those living with dementia is sacred work.