Alzheimer Center /Dementia Center/Dementia Special Care Unit
A freestanding facility or special care unit of a long term care facility focusing on patient care of individuals diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease or their related diseases. Six elements of the facility/unit set it apart from other (the rest of the) facilities(y):
Admission of residents with dementia (including those with Alzheimer's disease);
Staff who are specially selected, trained, and supervised;
Activities that are specifically designed for the cognitively impaired;
A marketing of a special care unit in brochures;
A high level of family involvement; and
A physical environment designed to keep residents safe and segregated from other populations.