Our dementia and Alzheimer’s program, celebrated by families and physicians, helps our dementia residents communicate. Our staff is specially trained to work with individuals with memory problems. Our memory care units are different from others because they have been scientifically developed to help the individual become an active part of the community. The secure units keep your loved one safe, while helping them lead a life of purpose. As part of our memory care program, we use aromatherapy, combined with special soothing music, to help restore peace and relieve insomnia and pain.
Participants interact in small social group settings performing enjoyable tasks that fulfilled a purpose for them some time in their past. For example, for some women, it may be the act of caring for infants, sewing, sorting through jewelry, or working in an office. For some men, it may be working with tools, painting, or talking sports. We re-create these environments in our lounge with soft music and non-verbal communication.
Service projects serve as a connection to the community. Participants help make pillows for children’s hospitals, baskets for special events, and compile care packages for disaster victims.
Photos, memorabilia and themed reminiscing kits help prompt discussions and social interaction leading to improved communication skills.