The following fundamental cornerstones of our program define our unique approach:
Nostalgia Park´s philosophy is to understand that each resident is an individual with unique challenges. Respecting each resident for the person they once were and who he or she is now is of paramount importance. A strong focus is put on discovering the lives of our residents before dementia, which in turn allows us to use their past as a tool in helping them reach their current comfort level and experience their highest quality and level of life possible.
While striving towards excellence, we utilize individual approaches, incorporate innovative ideas, and provide a home-like environment that encourages socialization.
Our goal is to create purposeful and meaningful days for each individual resident by learning his or her individual preferences, previous hobbies, and sensitivities. We constantly research and implement creative ways to ensure each resident experiences their maximum quality of life.
We strive to meet the spiritual and psychological needs of each person, and always focus on the emotional well-being of the residents and families, as we understand that all are influenced by a dementia diagnosis.
Our unit is divided into three levels of cognitive function, where each resident participates on their specified level with customized activities and programming for each group.
We create a tailor made dining experience so each resident can enjoy mealtime to the fullest. We utilize adaptive equipment to allow our residents to maintain as much independence as possible, preserving dignity.
We work hard on building a strong partnership with friends and families to know and understand each resident´s individual preferences, so we can better accommodate his or her desires and needs.
Support Groups are offered monthly to help friends and family understand better what their loved one is going through, and to help them through this trying time.
Our dedicated Dementia Care Manager works towards supporting each person´s independence and well-being, while meeting their individual needs by promoting opportunities for success in a secure, failure-free environment. She closely guides a top notch interdisciplinary team, who are all committed to ensuring the best possible outcome for each resident. Our team consists of our Program Director, Dementia Care Manager, Nursing, Recreation, Housekeeping, Dietary, Social Services, and Rehabilitation departments.
All of our staff is trained in dementia care through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP).