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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

Meribeth – Daughter of Resident

Jason, you and your staff are angels. How you cared for my mother for four years before she passed in 2014! I rarely missed a day visiting her, and got more from every visit than I could ever put to words.

By |January 10th, 2017|Categories: Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Carol – Wife of Resident

My husband is a resident at Heartwood Homes. He came to live there late in September. He was not happy about having to be there but after three months he has adjusted very well and is happy. It’s hard for me to leave him there, but I know he is safe, comfortable and looked […]

By |December 19th, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Caring for Dementia: Writing Letters to Your Loved One

Is there anything more personal, more intimate, or more endearing than a personal letter from a beloved family member? In today’s world, handwritten letters are unusual. But when caring for dementia, it’s important to connect with people in the ways they are the most comfortable. Generally speaking, most of us don’t receive handwritten letters […]