Memory Care

Memory care is a special class of care giving – primarily for seniors – who experience some form of dementia, based in Alzheimer’s and otherwise.

Holiday Visits: Setting Family Expectations

The holidays are a time of year chop full of family get-togethers. For most, family and holidays go together like milk and Christmas cookies; and while we like to focus on the joys of the season, these gatherings can also be very stressful. Hectic, chaotic days filled with preparation and travel can bring frustration […]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Memory Care, Relationships||0 Comments

Reading & Memory Care

There are a number of different things we can do to care for our brains, to nurture the most valuable organ in our bodies, to show it love and attention; everything from our daily vitamin regimens and prescriptions to a good old-fashioned trip to the gym. However, one of the easiest ways we can […]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Memory Care|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Celebrating the Holidays in a Memory Care Community

As the holidays approach, we all hold dear to our heart the special family traditions and gatherings that bring joy to the season! Typically that involves a multi-generational family get-together for the holidays. For residents in memory care communities, these holiday traditions still hold as much importance now as they did when they were […]

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 […]

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 […]

Music and Memory

Have you ever begun listening to a familiar song, and then felt magically transported to an earlier time and place in your life? Music seems to have that kind of power over people, including people who have significant memory loss in many cases. At Heartwood we’ve found that music can inspire fond memories and […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Categories: Memory Care|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Heartwood of a Person

I am humbled and amazed by the creativity of our residents and their families. A resident’s friend, Jack, was inspired after learning about us on our website. He connected with our meaning of the Heartwood name and created a wooden heart for each of his friend’s children and couple for us too.

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