Millions of Americans are faced with the tremendous burden of caring for a loved one with dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease, the most frequent recognized form of dementia, gradually transforms an independent and able parent or spouse into one who can no longer safely manage at home.
Darlington's Shapiro Alzheimer Care Center was designed specifically to provide the safe, nurturing and supportive environment for such residents. Predictable routines provide familiarity to our residents, as do consistent and specially trained staff.
Shapiro is a bright, welcoming environment for dementia care. Geographically, it is the eastern wing of the facility, and is quieter and less subject to the bustle and traffic common in facilities. This calm but busy unit engages residents without over stimulations.
Activities are on going in Shapiro, with a full-time Activity Assistant key to its success. Shapiro has its own Activity Calendar focusing on frequent, short duration programs designed for shorted attention periods.
Restorative Nursing is also active on the unit, helping residents maintain the highest level of independence practicable for them. Exercise, walking clubs, and grooming assistance are just a few of their areas of focus.
Shapiro proudly boosts one of the areas only Soothing Rooms, a multi-dimensional stimulation room with lights, sound and aroma to soothe residents who experience anger, anxiety and behaviors which make them difficult to manage in other environments.