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If you or a loved one is navigating Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you aren’t alone. At St. Mary’s Health Care Center, we offer compassionate, high quality and highly specialized care for residents who are experiencing memory issues. The philosophy of our staff is to preserve the skills and dignity of each person in our care.
St. Mary’s is licensed as a Dementia Special Care Unit (DSCU) which means that our staff receives advanced training in the care of those with memory loss and we offer therapeutic activities designed to enhance the quality of life for those with dementia. Together, our team of caregivers will partner with you and/or your loved one to ease the pain and challenges of memory loss and make the most of every day.
To ensure the safety of our residents, we have made our special care unit secure. We have coded door alarms and a pass card release for elevator to protect residents from wandering off the unit without accompanying staff.
Our Director of Activities for the Special Care Unit is responsible for programming group and individualized activities corresponding to the abilities of each resident. We also offer adaptations to the program which recognize individual memory through a simulated kitchen and back porch. These activities stimulate memories of specific activities and preferences of the individual
Our nursing and assistant nursing staff complete training offered by the Alzheimer’s Association. The program focuses on utilizing what still exists in long-term memory, as well as preserving the ability and dignity of the residents. Our staff ensures that the same members of our staff cares for your loved one on a consistent basis, creating a bond of friendship to help them stay connected.
We invite you to tour our Special Unit to learn more about our philosophy and approach to caring for those with dementia. Please call us to take a tour 508-753-4791.
Monthly Memory Care Support Group
We also offer a monthly Memory Care Support Group to family members navigating memory loss with a loved one. Please contact our Memory Director of Activities, Stephenie Jackson, for more information.