Welcome to Betty’s Garden at Courtyard Estates of Bushnell
Small-scale, homelike settings are the most beneficial to those with Alzheimer’s disease because they foster a social, senior living community environment. And residents are more relaxed and engaged in familiar and comfortable surroundings that remind them of home. In Betty’s Garden, we provide the perfect setting for those affected by dementia.
Making a Difference with Specialized Memory Care
Every resident is an individual and can expect specialized care in a pleasing, stimulating environment. With safety features in place for residents’ protection, every Betty’s Garden features an open floor plan designed to encourage interaction and independence. This affords residents the freedom to move around, interact and enjoy each day, all under the supervision of a trained coordinator. We limit the occupancy of our intimate home setting so that our specialized experts in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care can completely focus on the individual’s total care. Our caregivers are finely tuned to each resident’s preferences and personality to notice nuances in behavior changes and to anticipate needs. Medications are accurately managed to ensure proper and timely dosage.
Betty’s Garden was established in the memory of one of our special tenants who suffered from Alzheimer’s for over 7 years. At that time, there were no area specialized care units for her and she ultimately had to be admitted to a skilled nursing facility for her care. As with many who suffer from dementia and not in the proper setting and programming, her Alzheimer’s lead to other care concerns. Betty’s Garden provides a safe and secure environment for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
It’s your family surrounded by ours. Our services include:
- Weekly apartment cleaning
- Weekly laundry services
- Medication set up and administration
- Personal care services tailored to your needs.
- Regular nurse assessments
- Individualized activities to enhance social engagement, sense of purpose and self-sufficiency.
- Escorted outside activities including shopping, tours and scenic rides.
- Nurses and specially trained staff on site – 24 hours per day.
- 24 hour emergency call system
The “Coming Home” Program
Betty’s Garden is an ideal caregiving alternative for the time when home care is no longer the optimal environment for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Our Coming Home program was designed exclusively for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and has proven a welcome answer for residents and families alike.
Coming Home is a comprehensive enrichment program for Betty’s Garden, which is designed to ensure an all-encompassing, fulfilling experience for every resident. It fosters daily interaction with residents of Betty’s Garden in these areas: creative / expressive, physical, social, cognitive, and emotional / spiritual. Coming Home utilizes a hands-on approach to daily engagement where the act of doing enforces memory and physical health; sparks creativity and expression; promotes social interaction; and ensures overall well-being. The Coming Home schedule provides structure and depth to the home’s daily routine, with the opportunity to individualize activities based on each resident’s uniqueness and the distinctive atmosphere of each home. Coming Home provides a sense of consistency and balance; uses cues to establish different times of day; and rotates busy times with periods of rest. Set routines help create an almost automatic motion, and reduce stress and worry for residents, families, and caregivers.
Respite Care for the Caregiver
A little respite goes a long way toward a healthy life balance.
Short breaks in the ongoing routine of caregiving can rejuvenate the caregiver with a well-deserved vacation, by allowing more time for family and friends, or with just getting a good night’s sleep!
Our expert caretakers are specially trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia care issues. Our professional staff is available 24-hours a day to give prompt care, so our attention is always focused on our residents. Medications are accurately managed to ensure proper and timely dosage. Tenants are carefully monitored to keep hydrated. Three balanced meals and home-baked snacks, planned by a registered dietitian, are lovingly prepared right in our own kitchens each day. Housekeeping and laundry services are provided on a daily basis in all of our memory care facilities.