Although Heritage Pointe is an assisted living facility that has studio type apartments, one -two bedroom, bath, kitchenette, they also have an alzheimers unit. My mother has been living in the Alz unite since May 2009 when my father passed away. She has her own bedroom/bathroom with her furniture to make it feel like home. The dining area, kitchen and living room are one large open space to better keep up with the residence and feel more secure and close (no walls to block the view or hide). There is also a fenced in patio area with flowers that she walks through one door, down the path through the patio and back in through another door. She walks all the time. The nurses and care givers make sure that everyone is feed, bathed, and had their meds on time. They also have activities they do with the residence each day. When my mother had a medical problem that required immediate attention, I was called instantly and advised of the situation. Thus able to make a decision of whether to run her to the emergency room or show up to take care of it myself. Point being I was called instantly. No waiting No throwing her to the back burner. When I come to visit I am acknowledge by the caregivers, nurses, and other staff memebers I have gotten to know. Its nice to see a smiling face and go where someone knows your name.
In the assisted living portion, you can come and go as you wish. One can have a nurse assit you with your meds. They have a van for easy transport to appts, etc. They offer different activities each week, places to go. You can eat in your kitchenette area or come to the dining room for good company and food prepared by an on staff dietician.
The staff do their best to make sure everyone is happy and all is taken care of. Its by no means perfect, no place is but the effort is beyond reproach.