Exclusive care for your loved one with memory loss.
Memories hold a connection to our past and a special link to our future. For those with memory loss, comfort can be found in a fulfilling and loving atmosphere like Woodstone Senior Living’s Memory Care community. Residents are encouraged to bring in plants, pictures, and other items from home to personalize their rooms and help them connect to their past.
Woodstone Senior Living has staff that is dedicated to providing care for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our community features bright, beautiful apartments that are designed to be like home. We also feature a lovely outdoor courtyard where residents can breathe fresh air and take in the wonderful seasons.
Today millions of older adults are living with memory loss.
That means that millions of families and friends are watching loved ones become more confused and frustrated every day.
Woodstone’s Memory Care community provides assistance for seniors with memory loss issues. This special residence is designed to care exclusively for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of memory impairments. Close supervision is provided 24 hours a day in a secure, friendly, residential atmosphere.
3 Levels of Health Related Services
One of the best advantages of living in our memory care community is the service. Supportive services are available 24 hours a day, to meet scheduled and unscheduled needs, in a way that promotes maximum dignity and independence for each resident and involves the resident’s family, neighbors, and friends. We understand that every resident is different in their needs, we have created three levels of service to better serve our residents. With each level, residents’ needs are assessed by our Registered Nurse and our Executive Director to determine (together with the family) which level of service best suits their needs. We take the time to get to know your loved one as a person. Both personal and health-related services are offered to our residents to help them stay as independent as possible, for as long as possible.
Educated & Compassionate Staff
Caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia requires knowledge, experience, understanding, and above all, compassion. One way we do this is when interacting with them, we try to live in their moment, not ours. The staff at Woodstone’s Memory Care Community receives continuous training from some of the most skilled and experienced professionals providing memory care today. Compassion, combined with the positive attitudes of staff, drives the success of the program.
Our staff is trained to support the three key principles of assisted living as it relates to memory care:
- Offer choice: We offer residents choices in the services they receive by incorporating them and their family members in the process.
- Maintain dignity: Maintaining someone’s dignity is simple; Show respect, protect their privacy, and encourage independence.
- Promote individuality: While residents have similar needs, we know that each resident has his or her own likes and dislikes, routines, and lifestyles. Even when seniors live with others in a senior living community, they are individuals.
Our staff asks a lot of questions to get to know the resident – who they’ve been and who they are now. We look for opportunities to help residents succeed at familiar tasks, whether it is making their bed or baking a sheet of cookies. These activities give residents the opportunity to experience the satisfaction of a job well done with the security of knowing a helping hand is always nearby.
Promoting Family Participation
Woodstone’s Community Life Coordinator organizes family picnics, parties and holiday gatherings. The Executive Director can refer family members to support programs for coping with the difficult changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. Families are encouraged to participate in individualized care planning sessions and are welcomed to visit any time. Family members often stop by for meals, take residents home for a visit, or go on outings. Our professional and trained staff focus on health care, so family members can devote more time to emotional support and the loving attention that only they can give.
Apartment Features & Accessibility
Residents bring their own furniture and decorate the spacious apartment to reflect their own personal tastes and memories. We believe that anyone who becomes part of our community is home, and we strive to make each resident as comfortable in their new surroundings as possible. Throughout the apartment, you’ll notice a design that makes residents lives easier and more accessible including lever handle door hardware, wider halls/doorways, wall-to-wall carpeting, single-handle faucets, electrical outlets placed high for easy reach, high lighting level, and raised television and telephone jacks. The bathroom’s feature grab bars, walk-in showers, and higher height toilets.
Healthy, Delicious Home-Cooked Meals
Three home-cooked meals plus healthy snacks are served daily in our beautiful dining room. The Food Services Director prepares all of our meals fresh each day for our residents. Special diets are also available, depending on individual needs. Upon move-in, we meet with family members and the residents to get a sense of what types of foods they like and which ones stir memories of the past. We have specially designed a resident kitchen within the community where residents can enjoy helping prepare snacks or parts of the meals in their own supervised kitchen. Our residents still want to be active and enjoy a level of self-worth, so preparing cookies or helping cut up strawberries for the evening meals, is easily one of the most popular areas in the community!
Schedule a Tour of Woodstone’s Memory Care Community
Interested in a tour of Woodstone’s Memory Care Community? We welcome you to stop by so you can get a feel for our family atmosphere in person. Call us in Hutchinson at (320) 234-8917, New Ulm at (507) 359-3355 or Rice Lake at (715) 736-6060. You can also fill out this simple form online and we will contact you.