Secured memory care for Alzheimer's & other dementias
There are two specialized secure neighborhoods (small grouping of resident rooms) for Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias located within our care center. These neighborhoods are secured to ensure the safety of residents who have risk for wandering and elopement. Staff who work in these neighborhoods feel especially “called” to work with residents living with memory impairments.
Like the general long-term care neighborhoods, we provide care for the human spirit as well as physical health. Following our person-centered model of care, residents make as many of their own choices and decisions as possible allowing us to honor their personal preferences. Residents, caregivers, families and volunteers grow strong ties through ongoing relationships.
Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Training for all Staff
Lyngblomsten cares for many individuals who have Alzheimer's Disease or related disorders, and we conduct Alzheimer's training for our staff upon hire and annually. All staff are required to receive this training, including: Administration, Beauty Shop, Computer Services, Dietary, Environmental Services, Finance, Human Resources, Laundry, Marketing, Nursing, Physical Plant, Social Services, Spiritual Care, Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteer Services. The training encompasses the following:
- understanding Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia
- assistance with activities of daily living
- problem solving with challenging behaviors
- communication skills
All existing employees are trained on these topics through our online learning system. All newly hired employees are trained on these topics by the Alzheimer program's clinical manager.
Lyngblomsten Care Center accepts admissions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Costs & Payments
Daily rates are based on level of care required and type of room requested (semi-private vs. private). We accept Medical Assistance, Private Insurance, HMOs, Medicare, and private/personal funds.
Other Memory Care Support
Additional memory care support services through Lyngblomsten:
- Caregiver Coaching
- Family Memory Care Consultation
- The Gathering (group respite)
- Memory loss caregivers support groups
Leigh Emmerich, LSW, Director of Social Services
Kathy Starr, LPN, Admissions Coordinator