Here at Aurora Senior Living of Manokin, we provide a dedicated nursing staff to handle all skilled dementia patients. We have a secure unit that provides them with a specific activity room devoted to keeping them active. This unit is also very spacious which enables the residents to have a lot of movement.
Our trained staff understands that dementia is a gradual deterioration of mental functioning, such as concentration, memory, and judgment, which affects a person’s ability to perform daily activities. The first step in our treatment plan is to understand the individual including history and physical health.
Our interdisciplinary team with the involvement and support of our mental health partners evaluates each individual and develops a tailored care plan. We believe that often the behavior exhibited by those with dementia is an expression of unmet needs. We work to discover and address those needs in a compassionate and dignified way. Our secure environment is also safe for those who may be at risk for elopement.
Here are some helpful brochures from the Alzheimer’s Association to assist in understanding this illness. Knowledge is the best tool for helping each loved one during this important time.