THE DEMENTIA UNIT
Our memory care unit is care specific to the unique characteristics of those individuals who develop considerable memory impairment or behavioral issues and provide approaches that preserve remaining abilities.
Outside of each room has its own “memory box”, a special case where families can place memorable items to reflect the resident’s past.
Planning activities for a person with Dementia works best when you continually explore, experiment and adjust. Based on each individual’s likes, dislikes, strengths, abilities and needs, the staff at Orchard View provide structured and enjoyable activities which often reduce agitation and improve mood. As Alzheimer's disease progresses, the abilities of a person with dementia will change. With creativity, flexibility and problem solving, our staff works with each individual and their families to adapt to daily routines to support these changes.
We also host Alzheimer Support Group meetings on our campus. Contact a Social Worker at 706-225-1536 for details.