Opening Doors to Communication

Opening Doors to Communication

A personal approach and a human touch make a big difference in reaching people living with memory-care issues. It’s 2:30 a.m., and Mr. Phillips is walking the care centre halls, noting which doors are shut tight. He looks over the fire extinguisher attached to the wall, checks to make sure there are no ripples in … Read more…

Language Can Change Our World

Language Can Change Our World

Published On: Oct 13, 2015 I often catch myself climbing onto my soap box. The topic that pushes me to that familiar place is the idea that words matter. I suspect those around me get tired of listening to my usual refrain that language influences beliefs and behaviors. Sometimes I wonder if I should lighten … Read more…

Serving Individuals with Dementia

Serving Individuals with Dementia

Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Participation of People with Dementia in Care Farms Care farming is the combination of agricultural production with health and social services (Di Iacovo and O’Connor). The Care Farm is a novel, rapidly growing, and considerably diverse sector in the Netherlands and other European countries. It offers, among others, day care, supported … Read more…

Adult Day Services at Woodhaven

Adult Day Services at Woodhaven

Just what is an Adult Day Services Program, and who can it benefit? According to the National Adult Day Services Association website (http://nadsa.org/learn-more/about-adult-day-services/), Adult day service centers provide a coordinated program of professional and compassionate services for adults in a community-based group setting. Services are designed to provide social and some health services to adults … Read more…

Woodhaven at Bay City!

Woodhaven at Bay City!

Our new satellite facility at Bay City is officially underway!  There have been a number of obstacles in getting started, but the heavy machinery has begun grading and perparing the site for a brand new, one-story facility.  We intend to provide 4 independent living and 6 assisted living apartments in the structure, joined by a … Read more…