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Alzheimer's / dementia care

Memory care at the Colorado State Veterans Home at Walsenburg

 

Environment

 
The memory care unit in Walsenburg provides the following services and amenities:
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Multipurpose activity room
  • Fenced large wrap-around outside garden with gazebo
  • High-quality security cameras for increased, yet subtle, monitoring

 

Specialized care and services

 

  • Restorative nursing services
  • Alzheimer’s support group
 

Staff

 
  • The Walsenburg State Veterans Home offers consistent personnel, such as certified nursing assistants (CNAs), registered nurses (RNs), activities staff, hydration aides snd physicians
  • Staff-to-resident ratios of 1 to 3 during the day and 1 to 5 staff during the night
 
 

Admission criteria

 
 
Eligibility for admission to the memory care unit is based on:
  • Status as a veteran, veteran's spouse or Gold-Star Parent
  • Potential for harm to self
  • Behaviors that impose on others
  • Wander risk