This is cleanest facility we visited, and trust me we visited a lot of them. I am a nurse so it takes a lot to impress me. LPN's are who staff the facility and as a RN I have been most impressed with the care they administer to the clients. Both of my parents seem to like it here and they are both doing so much better than when we tried managing them at home. Like all nursing/memory care facilities they have issues with wandering patients, things disappearing, clothes mix ups, but that is going to happen in any facility. This is by far the best of all the rest.
They said at the hospital that my husband needed to get into a facility, so they found this place for me that had an opening. The director came up to do an evaluation, and she thought he could work out for their memory care unit. It didn't work out, and he was there for only one week. They do not have a registered nurse. It is not required by law, but they are administering narcotics there. I did not feel comfortable with that situation where there is no registered nurse on staff. It was probably the medtech that basically administer the medication and looked after the patients. I don't think my husband got very good care there. Just in that one week, he had a trip to the emergency room. I was just not happy. They did not have the staff to handle his needs. My husband was in a semi-private room. It was just basic, because of course these are just dementia patients. I didn't think it was all that clean; it was OK. I just didn't think they have a very good care system there. I noticed they never washed his clothes the whole week he was there. The food was satisfactory. I didn't taste it myself, but he didn't seem to have a problem with it. I just think they need more qualified staff there. And they need to respond to the patients. They need to interact with them more and watch them more carefully.
Alamance House is a dementia and memory care facility in Burlington, NC that specializes in the housing and care of patients with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Contact Alamance House for more details on memory care services and rates.