Placing your loved one at Maryland Gardens is a difficult decision. Often, it is the only choice for a person with behavior issues that are inappropriate for traditional assisted living homes. Given that this may be a 'placement of last resort' it could be hard to trust the community's promises of quality care and rehabilitation. They are working with residents who are unwelcome virtually anywhere else and are unsafe to live independently.
Yet, Maryland Gardens consistently receives awards for excellence in care. Their staff doesn't just 'do what they can' the do what is best. On a recent visit I was able to observe the staff interaction, learn about the programming and therapy and was surprised to learn that not all residents are permanent. Once the behavior problem as been resolved, he or she can return to their previous living environment or one that is appropriate for their needs.
Those who are apprehensive about having their loved one in a community such as this should feel at ease knowing they are receiving a tailor made program designed to improve the behavior or problem and their loved one will receive excellent care during their stay.