Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

We are accustomed to assessing the abilities and interests of residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Based on information about each resident, we design and customize activities to meet their needs. This includes a strong family support group and a team of professionals, including our pharmacist, nursing and social services staff who routinely meet to properly manage medications for residents and to allow those living in our living center to remain as alert yet calm as possible.
 
Following principles of The Eden Alternative, a leading organization in long-term-care culture change, we do our best to eliminate residents’ feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and boredom. This begins before or upon admission, when we gather information about each resident’s routine, preferences and dislikes. We also seek input from residents and families on individual meal choices, activities, outings, etc. With all of this information, we work to provide care that is consistent with our elders’ choices.

Staff

Staff assignments and training are focused on meeting the unique needs of memory care residents. For example, special dementia training is provided to staff across all disciplines. Also, consistent staffing enables residents and staff to get to know each other more quickly, which can increase the resident’s comfort in our living centers.

Admission Criteria

Our secure environment may be appropriate for individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, have unsafe wandering behavior, and are considered a danger to themselves or others. They may not understand the need to live in our home and may wander away or voice or exhibit the intent to leave. They also may not do well in large group settings.

Click below to further explore our facility-specific Alzheimer’s and dementia care programs: