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Sleep Troubles and Memory Loss

Sleep is a wonderful thing when you can get it – just ask any parent of a newborn and they’ll tell you how much they miss it. It’s funny how many parallels there are between the very young and the very old, including the parallels in changes in sleep cycle. For our […]

Picking Movies for Seniors with Memory Loss – Three Tips

Everybody needs to sit back and unwind from time to time. What better way to relax than to enjoy a classic from the silver screen. Movies are a wonderful form of entertainment that transport us all over the world and allow us to imagine ourselves in the roles of the characters on […]

I Wonder as I Wander

Wandering – it’s a common happening in patients with memory loss. In fact, six in every ten patients living with Alzheimer’s will exhibit signs of wandering. What is wandering though; is it dangerous, what’s causing it, what can I do to help? These are questions that we all ask. Here’s […]

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Evaluating Care Options|Tags: |0 Comments

Pet Therapy & Memory Loss

You may be a dog person or a cat person, but at the end of the day you are a human being with the need to connect and feel comfort. Pets play a huge role in our lives as members of our families or objects of affection. For seniors with memory loss, […]

By |September 14th, 2018|Categories: How Do You Feel?|Tags: |0 Comments

Home is Where the Heartwood is

Our motto is ‘We put our Hearts into making you feel at Home’

Your parent or grandparent has lived in one place for decades. They have called that house or apartment their home for as long as you can remember. Losing the feeling of identifying a living space as “home” is one of […]

By |August 29th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

5 Signs It’s Time to Consider Assisted Living

It safe to say that one of the hardest decisions we will ever make during our lifetime will involve how we choose to care for our family members as they age. Often enough people are in denial that there’s a need for assisted living, both the future resident and their family members. […]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Evaluating Care Options, How Do You Feel?|Tags: |0 Comments

Roles Change

Think hard – do you remember any of Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man” poem? It starts out with the most memorable line of the prose…

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players. They have their exists and their entrances, and one man in his time plays […]

By |July 29th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Ah Yes, I Remember It Well

As humans, one of our historical characteristics is that we are storytellers! Remember your uncle Leonard who had a story about everything and talked about it at length for hours during every family dinner? Man did that drive you nuts when you were a kid, but now that you’re an adult and […]

Building a Memory Care Culture – Philosophy and Practice

When you have a loved one who needs memory care, you need to look beyond the physical building – although that is important – and focus on how the facility provides services to its residents. At Heartwood, everything we do is driven from one goal: to offer the very best in memory care and […]

Sandy – Daughter of Resident

We are very thankful for the wonderful care our Dad has received this past year at Heartwood Homes. The staff is exceptionally compassionate with the residents, our Dad calls it ‘home’ with a smile on his face!

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: Stories|Tags: |0 Comments