Founder


Mission Statement




At Ivy Lodge we are dedicated to creating a gracious setting where residents can experience autonomy and self-expression while getting the support they need to age in place with dignity.
​Core values:
We respect all staff so that they can treat residents as they would wish to be treated. We understand the importance of independence, choice, and dignity to quality of life. We value the highest professionalism in our health-related activities in support of residents’ physical well-being. We foster honesty, integrity, responsiveness, and forthright communication in our desire to constantly achieve and improve. We are responsible stewards of our residents’ and of the earth’s scarce resources.

Goals:
Using the universal worker model, it is our goal to foster an environment which cultivates collaborative team management in all levels of operation at Ivy Lodge. Our mission is achieved by setting high standards, encouraging honest feedback, and rewarding individual and group achievement.  Our success will result from our team’s ability to balance exceptional resident service and employee satisfaction, high quality standards, and fiscal responsibility.

Joan Hyde, PhD is Ivy Lodge Assisted Living’s Chief Executive Officer.  She and the Ivy Hall Senior Living team provide support out of the corporate office, located in Boston Massachusetts.  For the last thirty years Dr. Hyde has worked in the field of gerontological research and practice, including, environmental and program design and implementation in assisted living, nursing homes, senior housing and other long-term care settings. Prior to founding Ivy Hall Senior Living she served as Chief Executive Officer of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, where she established and managed eight dementia-specific assisted living residences in the northeast, making Assisted Living a widely accepted setting for dementia treatment.  The founding Executive Director of the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association, she has spoken nationally and internationally on best practices in dementia care.Concurrently, Dr. Hyde is a fellow and on faculty at the University of Massachusetts Gerontology Institute, where she is engaged in long term care policy research, program evaluation, and teaches in the Masters in Aging Services program.