Aging with integrity and the support residents need on every step of their journey is the mission of Arthur’s Place at the Normandy Care Center in Rocky River.
At Arthur’s Place Memory Care Center, every detail has been considered in the thoughtful design and comprehensive services offered there. The facility has also earned a five-star rating from Medicare.gov.
“Just because some people have dementia doesn’t mean they can’t have a good quality of life,” says Cindy Oliver, RN,C, Clinical Manager, Arthur’s Place.
“Activities involve as many elements of the everyday world as possible,” says Megan Gassman, LSW, CDP, Social Worker.
One resident may gravitate to a keyboard to play familiar music, another might pick up a doll or push a stroller through the looped corridor. ”I have even had to babysit at times,” says Megan.
“We meet residents where they are in their reality,” affirms Cindy, adding that staff is specially trained to work with the dementia population. Most are certified dementia practitioners and all have training in this ever-growing field of need.
“Sometimes residents are living out a different time in their life,” says Cindy. “That is why we live up to their belief of where they are, because mentally that is where they expect to be.”
Residents live comfortably and securely in the 48-bed Memory Care Center that includes private and semi-private rooms and 4,000 square feet of common space. A covered and secure outdoor patio offers a breath of fresh air and views of The Normandy’s serene, wooded campus.
Unique to Arthur’s Place is their Snoezelen multi-sensory area for relaxation, as well as specialized therapies and activities tailored to each resident as the staff of Certified Dementia Practitioners keep residents engaged, happy and safe.
Arthur’s Place has special meaning at The Normandy as it carries the name of founder Arthur Orlean, who brought new life to the campus as its caring owner. Staff find it fitting to honor his legacy and the positive impact he had on The Normandy and its residents.