Four months ago we were faced with the difficult decision to either move our family member, who has Alzheimer’s , to a new assisted living residence or leave her where she was not happy and we were concerned with the care. We were all too aware of the dangers of moving someone with Alzheimer’s, especially during a pandemic ,when many Seniors were already disoriented and depressed.
Despite the issues we knew she and we may face we decided to move her to Chapel Heights. We are so very thankful we did. Chapel Heights staff made the move as easy as possible. From day one, staff went way beyond our expectations to make our sister feel welcome and at home. She never experienced the expected decline and, in fact, has thrived under their care. She is treated with respect. Memory exercise, inclusion and the focus of staff on the importance of socialization even during lockdown has made such a noticeable difference. The activities on her floor are targeted to dementia residents. The residence activities are varied and are geared to both group and designed to individual needs. Activities include many things such as exercises, crafts, music, celebrations, walks etc. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. Visits with family through zoom and a visitation room are
encouraged and welcomed.
We are so happy we made the decision we did. Our sister is finally happy and thriving.
On behalf of our family a huge Thank You to all the dedicated and caring Chapel Heights staff.