During this Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we would like to share with you a bit about the Individuals we support.
Care supports approximately 25 Individuals diagnosed with Dementia. A few of those Individuals have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Care’s Designated Supportive Living facility in Grimshaw, Stone Brook, provides DLS3, DSL4 and DSL4D care.
What does that mean?
DSL4D supports are for Individuals “with moderate to severe dementia, who may have a high risk of wandering and unpredictable behaviours but who are not a safety risk to themselves or others.” (AlbertaHealthServices.ca)
Research has shown that Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of Dementia.
Stone Brook has 76 supportive living suites within six furnished cottages: Poppy Lane, Wilcox, Memory Lane, Mackenzie Cottage, Heritage Way and Lac Cardinal Cottage.
Poppy Lane is a locked unit and resident’s room are equipped with door alarms to ensure the safety of the Individuals.
This past fall, Stone Brook developed a Dementia Awareness campaign, creating posters explaining behaviours visitors might see when visiting the facility.
Learning about other people’s journey helps us come together as a community and care for those in need.