Loving and caring for a person with memory loss means adapting to ongoing change and losses. For those with Alzheimer’s and related dementia, each day can be filled with unfamiliar routines and people.
Alzheimer’s and dementia care at Lydia’s House was created and designed for men and women with mid-stage or advanced memory loss as a natural extension of our continuing care retirement community.
Lydia’s House provides a safe, nurturing home where residents are accepted and their physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs are met, both day and night.
Life In The Neighborhood
There are two neighborhoods that serve residents at different stages of residential memory care. Neighborhood A serves residents in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Neighborhood B serves residents in the middle to later stages of memory loss.
Each neighborhood has ten private bedrooms, two semi-private bedrooms, a large living room, a kitchen, dining area, and laundry facilities. Neighborhoods A and B have identical floor plans and interiors, which make the transition from one to the other less traumatic.
Daily activities are structured, yet flexible. Activities are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Residents may choose to participate in normal kitchen and laundry activities, which add to the feeling of still being at home.
An outdoor courtyard connects both neighborhoods to give residents added space for walking, gardening, and other outdoor activities.
Professional staff receive special training to provide the unique type of care needed. A full-time nurse ensures each resident’s medical needs are addressed. Our caregivers assist residents with personal care needs. They cook, serve meals, and perform housekeeping and laundry duties.
Our philosophy is to give residents the freedom to be who they are no matter the stage of the disease process. We offer families the assurance of knowing we are meeting their loved one’s ever-changing needs.
Mennonite Village is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national orgin, or intention to make such a preference, limitation, or discrimination.