St. Louis, MO, January 23, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Dolan Residential Care provides continuous care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as a unique, small home environment in the St. Louis area.
Clinical research has established that people with Alzheimer’s function better within small residential environments. Dolan Residential residents live in traditional homes located within residential communities. Each household is managed by a licensed nurse and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Dolan Residential homes are specifically designed to care for those with memory impairments. They are one story, barrier-free and designed to support and assist residents in everyday life.
By the end of fourth quarter 2013, Dolan Residential will complete its Les Maisons memory community, consisting of four households, giving Dolan a total of nine homes within the St. Louis metropolitan area.
“Normally, when someone goes into long-term care, people are waiting on them, providing most of the necessities of daily living,” said Tim Dolan, president. “Consequently, they’ve ceased to be an active participant in their own care. People can lose a sense of purpose, which in turn can lead to both self-isolation and even depression.”
In contrast, the program at Dolan Residential engages its residents and encourages them to participate in their own care, which adds a sense of self-worth and dignity to their lives. Residents that desire and are able, are encouraged to participate in activities such as; preparing meals, setting the table, folding or sorting laundry, gardening, card and board games, daily exercise, arts and crafts, watching movies and music therapy.
“This is a very different philosophy in the care of people with dementia than what you’d find in a traditional setting,” Dolan said. “Here at Dolan Residential, residents receive the benefits of living in their own homes.”
Dolan Residential Care - 314.993.9500 - www.dolancare.com