Warsaw Meadows - Dementia Care Specialists

Dementia Care Specialists

Residents who suffer from dementia have unique needs. When dementia takes hold, the pace of their life slows dramatically, and that means the pace of treatment must decrease as well.

“The most important element of dementia care is to get into their world and not try to drag them into ours.”
Tony Hill, Senior Administrator, Warsaw Meadows, Certified Dementia Practioner and Trainer.

The term, “dementia,” defines a wide range of symptoms.   All are associated with a decline in memory or other cognitive skills that are severe enough to impact a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.   The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease, which affects between 60 to 70 percent of all people admitted to a nursing facility.  Vascular Heart Disease, often diagnosed after a stroke, is the second most common type of dementia.  The third most common type of dementia is Alcohol Persistent Dementia.    The correct diagnosis is critical to treatment and care of dementia patients.

At Warsaw Meadows, our goal is to provide each resident with a structured, comfortable, and secure living environment that maximizes independence. Our Dementia Care Specialists develop programs that are tailored to individual diagnoses and needs.   They focus on encouraging socialization, and decreasing confusion and agitation.

We offer 24-hour skilled nursing care, as well as a broad array of social and recreational activities.Residents not only have access to physical, occupational, and speech therapy, but also restorative care and services that address psychosocial needs.   It is not unusual for those suffering from dementia to lose the ability to do certain tasks, such as walking, eating, or dressing.    Our Restorative nurses work with residents to develop and execute plans for relearning and retaining those skills.

In addition, we offer pharmacogenetics, the testing of DNA to analyze how medications are metabolized.   This ensures our residents have access to a medication therapy that maximizes results and minimizes side effects.  

Our residents also have access to worship services, off-site activities, salon and barber services, and basic cable.

Our Dementia Care Unit is designed to improve the quality of life for residents who have unique psychosocial needs beyond those of our traditional geriatric population. Our goal for the unit is to maintain as much independence as possible for each resident in a structured, comfortable, and secure environment.

Residents qualify for the unit based on various diagnoses including mental illness, MR/DD, or other brain injuries and psychosocial needs as identified in their individual care plans.  After participating in this special program which encourages socialization, residents will show decreased confusion and agitation. 

 

What Our Residents say

“I really like the care that my husband gets and everyone on the staff are amazing people. They take a special interest in every patient. Even though I drive an hour one way to see Ricky, I would not have him anywhere else. -- Rebecca W.

 

Services and Amenities:
  • 24-hour skilled nursing
  • Medicare and Medicaid Certified, and most private insurance plans accepted
  • Social, recreational, and worship activities
  • Inclusion in activities outside of the unit and in the community
  • On-site beauty salon and barber services
  • Basic Cable at no charge
  • Psychologist and Psychiatrist visits
  • Case Management assistance to access available community programs
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy and Restorative Programming