Our nurses specialize in caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. A seasoned nurse is always on site to offer medication administration. Spectrum nurses work closely with family, primary care physicians and other healthcare partners to assess each Member’s health on an ongoing basis.
Our mother taught us that it takes a village. Our mom was able to stay at home happy, safe, and singing because of the kindness and caring of so many people. Today we thank that village from the bottom of our hearts. That’s you, Spectrum!
The Cotter Family
Our team of clinical social workers provides ongoing support to families and Members as they navigate through the complexities of caring for a loved one with dementia.
Ongoing Support Group
Spectrum offers a bi-monthly support group to caregivers and provides respite care on-site. This group is free of charge and open to the community.
Spectrum is an attractive and secure physical environment uniquely designed to accommodate the cognitive changes individuals with memory disorders face as their disease progresses. The lighting, colors, furniture and flooring have all been carefully and thoughtfully selected keeping in mind the visual, spatial and physical changes and challenges that individuals with all types of memory loss experience.
Members also enjoy a beautiful and secure outdoor patio and therapeutic garden.
Spectrum provides individualized programming with failure-free activities to promote positive feelings and self-esteem for Members with mild to moderate dementia. We focus on each person’s particular strengths and interests. Some examples of our activities include:
- Community outings and luncheons
- Musical entertainment
- Daily pet visits
- Intellectual pursuits
- It’s Never 2 Late computer system that provides entertainment & wellness programs for all of our participants
- Men’s groups
- Physical exercise
- Intergenerational events
- Art therapy
Spectrum offers our Members a full breakfast and lunch as well as an afternoon snack. A Registered Dietitian coordinates our menu with Nursing with regard to each Member’s individual nutritional and dining requirements.
- Assistance with personal hygiene
- Hair dresser
Saturday Respite Program
Spectrum offers its Members an additional sixth day of service in the form of a Respite day. This extra day of service supports both our Members as well as caregivers.
Spectrum’s “It’s Never 2 Late” computer systems have opened up possibilities for Spectrum Members by introducing people to the world of assistive technology. It’s Never 2 Late provides the opportunity to challenge our Members cognitively with brain fitness activities, education, virtual travel, spirituality, music, games, trivia, therapeutic and fun exercise, and more!
Many options exist for transportation to and from Spectrum including:
- Medical transportation services
- Family transportation
- Local Councils on Aging