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Spring Arbor Cottage Care Program for Alzheimer's and Related Dementia

Cottage Cornerstones of Care:

Person Centered Not Task Focused
Validation Therapy
Walking in Their Shoes
Engaging the Creative Spirit

Cornerstone of Care:

Engaging the Creative Spirit

Hearts & Harmony

Music is a near-universal language. Our Hearts & Harmony program includes both individualized and group approaches to the enjoyment and benefits of music. We create customized playlists for residents for the times they prefer to enjoy music on their own, and we employ the power and energy of handdrums and bells and singing for our lively group sessions. The Hearts & Harmony program is offered to help promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, enhance memory and provide unique opportunities for communication and interaction. And it’s fun, too!!

Art from the Heart:

This program puts a paintbrush in the hands of residents who have Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment. The results are amazing. Residents who have struggled with even the most modest tasks of everyday living have astounded all of us with their creative spirits and wonderful creations.

Through the creativity that is unlocked and presented through colors and patterns, the residents are speaking to us with incredible beauty and grace – proving that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words.

We designed our Cottage Care program around the belief that everyone has the right and the capacity to live and love while discovering enjoyment in each day – regardless of abilities that have been lost to dementia.

 

The result is a wonderful blend of security and comfort. For example, although all Cottages are keypad secured, the floor plan is flowing and open with only the entrance restricted to access. This allows our residents freedom of choice and movement while maintaining the need for a secure environment.

Likewise, despite the smaller number of residents, staffing ratios are higher to allow for the additional time and attention needed. Team members who fulfill this important role receive additional training on how to support residents with dementia and the common tendencies that occur. The result is a team well prepared to meet a variety of needs and uniquely qualified to ensure Cottage living is more about celebrating what we can do rather than grieving over what we can't.

It has been said that often times it is the loved ones who suffer more than the actual victim of Alzheimer's or a related dementia. At Spring Arbor, we truly believe that the families and friends of the some 4 million victims of this disease are our nation's quiet heroes. Regardless of your choice regarding the care of your loved one, we encourage you to seek out support as you take this journey and allow us to join you along the way.