A SAFER PLACE FOR MEMORY IMPAIRED

Elderwood offers dedicated memory care floors within its skilled nursing communities in Amherst, Grand Island, Hornell, Lake Placid and Waverly, NY

Elderwood’s memory care floors feature a higher level of security so residents are free to wander.

 

EDUCATED STAFF

Memory care floors feature a higher staff-to-resident ratio. Caregivers on the floor and throughout the building are trained to understand, communicate and interact with memory-impaired individuals with patience and compassion. They have the knowledge to redirect a resident, when necessary, to minimize their stress, frustration or anxiety and preserve their dignity.

seasons® memory care programs

As in all Elderwood skilled nursing communities, our dedicated memory care floors feature unique Seasons® Memory Care programming. This comprehensive approach to memory care considers the whole person — their background, interests, preferences, physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs — in order to provide appropriate therapy and activities that will help keep them engaged and functioning at the highest capability possible.

HANDLING MEDICALLY COMPLEX HEALTH NEEDS

As a skilled nursing facility, Elderwood has the staff and resources to address a variety of medical complications, so a traumatic visit to the emergency room often can be avoided. If a concern arises, the resident will receive the same tests available in a hospital, with treatment quickly provided. When desired for their recuperation, physical, occupational and speech therapy are accommodated on-site in our spacious therapy suite. Elderwood residents also benefit from access to our managed pharmacy, affiliated physicians and psychiatrists.

 

If you feel a loved one would benefit from Seasons programming, please contact us for more information or schedule a tour today.