Resident Centered Alzheimer’s Care Home
Physical & behavioral concerns as well as life history are key factors in creating daily routines and care plans for residents. Our home provides familiar surroundings that reassure the resident’s sense of safety and promotes purposeful meaning to each day. Village Green provides a resident centered program designed to meet the specific and unique needs of those with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairment. We promote activities of daily living to help maintain the resident’s abilities and encourage the use of their skills.
Our team ratio is higher than most traditional assisted living communities. We offer specialized care, custom-tailored according to our residents. Our modest size allows us to have a totally different and personal approach to meet your loved one’s needs.
Peaceful Senior Living
The sense of peace and family atmosphere will allow your loved one to comfortably live in their new home. We hope to offer the smoothest transition from their current residence to the one that offers assistance with the activities of daily living. We encourage our residents to bring personal belongings that are familiar to them to help with the transition.
We have impressive private suites, each featuring peaceful surroundings in a calm home setting designed to recreate what they have enjoyed throughout their lives. Interior spaces are decorated like those of a private home. Enclosed walking areas give residents the opportunity to safely enjoy and explore their surroundings.
Village Green is a Licensed and Certified Alzheimer’s Care Home.
Our mission at Village Green Alzheimer’s Care Home is to enrich the lives of our residents and bring dignity and respect to their golden years. We will nurture the unique needs of our seniors and promote purposeful meaning to each day in a warm and loving home.
Our vision is to change the culture of senior care homes. Our hope is to restore dignity and respect to our seniors that have earned and deserve it. Our commitment is to honor and respect the choice of our residents while maintaining the balance of autonomy and well-being. We want to grow strong relationships between our residents, their families and our team, creating an extended family in a warm loving home.
- Provide unique care for unique needs
- Encourage emotional and spiritual well-being
- Offer comfort and peace
- Make a difference in our senior’s lives
- Promote socializing with our extended family
- Honor and respect choice
At Village Green, we promote the following Core Values to help enhance the lives of our residents:
Our Core Values
- We understand that loneliness, helplessness, and boredom account for the bulk of the suffering among our elders. We know how meaningless activity corrodes the human spirit.
- Each care partner has a unique gift of caring with their hearts and minds. They primarily provide the loving companionship that is the ‘antidote to loneliness’.
- Life revolves around close and continuing contact with plants, children, and animals. These interactions provide them with an enjoyable pathway for meaningful purpose for daily living.
Our residents and care partners give as well as receive care. This is the vital ‘antidote to helplessness’ and brings dignity, respect, and control in their lives.
- Daily life is imbued with variety and spontaneity. Our care partners create an environment which allows unexpected & unpredictable interactions and happenings to take place, creating an ‘antidote to boredom’.
- Our care partners create continuous opportunities for engaging in activities that our elders find meaningful. These activities become essential in ‘enhancing senior’s mental, physical, and spiritual well being.’
As you know by now, we are not like other assisted living Alzheimer’s care homes – we have a different way of doing things , hence our motto, “Unique Care For Unique Needs”. We are very diligent about the safety and well-being of each resident while still encouraging their independence and choice. We treat them with kindness and dignity at all times as we guide them through each day. To give you a better understanding of our unique care, we provide the following:
- This is our resident’s home. We don’t use the “f” word here. When we come in, we are their extended family, helping them do what they are unable to do alone. We are not care givers, we are care partners. We partner with them for care.
- We call their walking aids, “Cadillacs” or “safety buggies”.
- We gently remind them to “Take your Cadillac or safety buggy so you will be safe.” We don’t say “Get your walker, I’m afraid you will fall.” The words “fall” and “afraid” are scary and negative.
- We ask “How can we help you” instead of “What is wrong”. Their answer usually is “I don’t know”. We give them a hug and redirect. Hugs always work.
- If they have incontinent issues, we don’t embarrass them. We say, “I think you sat in something, let me help you.” We don’t say, “Let’s go change you, you are wet.” Where is the dignity in that!
- We promote freedom and choice at Village Green. For example, we encourage our residents to choose their own outfits in the morning. However, we don’t overwhelm them with too many selections causing them confusion.
- We use red dishes for all meals. This allows the residents to see their food more clearly. If the dishes were white or light colored, residents could not plainly distinguish many of their food items from the dishes, therefore making it more difficult for them to eat.
- We use fresh food and serve homemade meals each day.
- We cut up their food for them back in the kitchen if needed. We don’t embarrass them by cutting it in front of everyone in the dining room.
- We are a family at Village Green. Our care partners and teaam members eat with the residents during each meal. We sit at their tables with them and we enjoy getting to know them better.
- We have routines we follow each day. Routines are very important to those with memory impairment. Everything we do at Village Green is designed to help our residents with their memory and routines are an integral part of that process.
- We don’t think memory impaired seniors are like children. They are grown adults who have lost their memories, not their minds. They deserve to be treated as adults with the dignity and respect they have earned.