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Alzheimer's Unit

Welcome to the “Woodlands”, our licensed Alzheimer’s/ Dementia unit. Our mission is to be an integral part of our community, viewed by people of all ages as a comfortable, welcoming, and homelike place to live, work and play. To serve as a valuable resource in Iosco County by maintaining a leadership role and providing and facilitating services to our elders throughout our multi-skilled, caring and compassionate staff. Residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia often need an environment geared toward allowing them to function at their full potential, a large facility can be overwhelming to this person. For this reason, the “Woodlands” was opened in 2002 with 28 beds available, providing security and continuity to Dementia residents. Here, at the “Woodlands”, the best interest of the resident and the unit is always evaluated carefully. 

Our state-of-the-art facility was architecturally designed realizing with bricks and mortar, the latest research based concepts in Alzheimer’s Care. You and your family member will admire the woodland views and the country club like setting, along with activities, services, professional staff, and clean surroundings provided. 


 

The Woodlands Alzheimer’s Care Facility provides state-of-the-art research based services specifically focused on you and your loved ones needs. 

  • Daily calendar of planned activities geared to the specific needs of our Alzheimer’s care residents. 

  • Nutritious meals in a family setting.

  • Beauty and barbershop services available. 

  • Interfaith Religious Services in Facility Chapel

  • Housekeeping and Resident Laundry Services available. 

 

You will be surrounded by friendly staff, local community volunteers, other residents, and families all dedicated to creating a community within the Iosco community. 

 

The country club like setting with woodland views provided the back-drop for an enhanced lifestyle, with the professional staff taking care of the day-to-day issues for you. 

  • Atrium with aviary, aquariums and soothing fountain. 

  • Living rooms with fireplaces, bookshelves, and television for relaxation. 

  • Country kitchen for cooking activities 

  • Residential style dining rooms

  • Private bed accommodations

  • Multi-Purpose room available for family and community use. 

 

Unit Admission Criteria:

  • Resident must have a diagnosis of dementia. 

  • Resident status will range from mild to moderately affected dementia

  • Admission/Transfer to and from this unit will be determined by the facility interdisciplinary care plan team. 

Alzheimer Unit Objectives: 

  • To maintain and maximize functional levels of residents with dementia. 

  • To allow freedom and autonomy for residents 

  • To use the least restrictive environment 

  • To maximize socialization for residents 

  • To maintain and/or attain highest ADL skills, to enhance physical health, and to prevent depression and to heighten self-esteem.