Secure Unit Dementia Care
Birch Manor Healthcare Center offers a secure unit which allows for the special care needed to safely take care of those with symptoms of severe dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We are committed to providing the special care in an environment which promotes individual dignity. Person-centered care is an important part of our commitment.
Our secure unit provides our dementia and Alzheimer’s residents with a specific activity room devoted to keeping residents active.
Our trained staff understands that dementia is a gradual deterioration of mental functioning, such as concentration, memory, and judgment, which affects a person’s ability to perform daily activities. The first step in our treatment plan is to understand the individual, including history and physical health.
Our interdisciplinary team with the involvement and support of our mental health partners evaluates each individual and develops a tailored care plan. We believe that often the behavior exhibited by those with dementia is an expression of unmet needs. We work to discover and address those needs in a compassionate and dignified way. Our secure environment is also safe for those who may be at risk for elopement.
Here are some helpful brochures from the Alzheimer’s Association to assist in understanding this illness. Knowledge is the best tool for helping each loved one during this important time.