The new, paired small houses and adult day center provide secure and comfortable settings that accommodate newly implemented evidence and behavior-based therapy and support programs for people with dementia. Much like a private home, access to each small house is through a secure entry foyer that leads into the living and dining areas. The kitchen is tucked around the corner, staff areas are discreetly located and bedrooms are accessed from a separate corridor.
All residents have private bedrooms, which they and their families furnish, as well as fully accessible bathrooms. Each small house has its own great room living and dining area, complemented by smaller, quiet spaces as well as a gathering/activity room that is shared by the two houses. The open kitchen allows for final meal preparations and made-to-order options. The adult day center was conceived as a community outreach program and program participants can partake of many of the activities and programs offered to residents in the small houses.
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