“I like being able to sit with the residents to have a meal. I learn more about them and their likes and dislikes. One family member said it looked like her mother was just having a friend visit her for lunch.”
-Household nurse leader
The first two homes, the Walker Taylor House and the Sinclair-Hogue House were completed in July 2013. These 11,500 square foot homes have 12 resident bedrooms with a private bathroom and shower. The bedrooms may be single or shared rooms. The second pair of homes, Timberline and Lightkeepers, opened on April 1, 2014.
Within the main Health Care Center building eight separate households are being created. In addition to room upgrades, six 3500 square foot additions are being added that feature large kitchens, dining areas, living room and family room space with a fireplace. Each household has its own spa bathing facility, salon and laundry room. Meals are prepared in the household and residents have access to the community kitchen for snacks and beverages.
August 16, 2017
Perhaps one of the most heartbreaking aspects of caring for a person with dementia is the feeling that you are losing the ability to connect with them. Maybe you used to enjoy long, stimulating conversations and you feel a profound sense of loss as you notice your loved one’s communication skills slipping away. As a…Read More
July 26, 2017
Swallowing: unless you’re suffering from a sore throat it’s something you do hundreds of times every day without giving it a second thought. As a matter of fact, you probably don’t even notice it most of the time! However, if you or someone you love is dealing with a condition called dysphagia, you know that the…Read More