Today’s seniors are yesterday’s medical personnel, teachers, artists, and business people. They are mothers, fathers, grandparents, great aunts and uncles. They’re used to the lifestyle they’ve enjoyed and they shouldn’t have to lose it simply because of age and memory impairment.
Residents suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia can enjoy their lifestyle with the security of round the clock assistance. We combine comprehensive care with comfort, music, visual imagery, exercise and other techniques that stimulate senses and foster a positive sense of empowerment for residents. The care provided at Maplewood is based on the concept that environment is the most significant factor affecting the daily lives of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
As adults with dementia struggle with memory loss, it becomes more important to provide meaningful experiences that stimulate recollection. We provide our residents with fond recollections of the past and pleasant reminiscences of the present. In a secure, comforting, non-threatening space, programs designed to promote each resident’s abilities, minimize stress which can aggravate confusion and maximize physical and cognitive capabilities are engaged.
Research concerning the detection, onset delay, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease is advancing rapidly. Maplewood is at the forefront in implementing the latest and most up-to-date recommended protocols. All of our nurses and attendants are specially trained in Alzheimer’s care.
We know that family is important to those suffering from dementia. We encourage relatives to join our residents for meals and activities.