Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of dementia, is a severe neorological disorder which is a slowly progressive, acquired impairment of intellectual functions. Alzheimer's is a term used to describe a group of brain disorders that cause memory loss and decline in mental function, over time.
Oakview Terrace Nursing Home has two 10-bed dementia care units, Northview and Southview. These units are for residents who have a diagnosis of Alzheimers. The units are designed to be a safe, secure environment for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and/or related dementias.
The concept of "person-centered care" allows staff to focus on each individual's unique set of life circumstances. With person centered care, a staff goal is to work toward developing the individuality and interests of each resident. Staff allows each resident to set his or her own schedule in regards to eating, sleeping, or rising in the morning.
An Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will be held weekly mid-October through mid-November to provide emotional, educational, and social support for those who have a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other types of dementia. All those who have a loved one impacted by dementia are encouraged to attend. The days and times of the group will be determined based on the preferences of interested individuals. Please call Amanda Mettler, FRHS Social Worker, at 605.925.2108 for information.
"I do not know what is going on, but it seems Alzheimers stops where creativity begins." Stated by a person living with Alzheimers Disease after creating art.