Alzheimer / Dementia Unit

The CHSLD Wales  Inc. has a 46-bed Alzheimer’s care unit. These Alzheimer’s units cater to the special needs of those suffering from dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Personnel working on these units have received training in order to better understand the individual needs of this type of clientele. The daily routines are adapted to better respond to the needs of the residents. Activities are designed to stimulate residents, cognitively, physically, socially, and psychologically. Daily routines and exercises are geared to meet the needs of these individuals: small frequent meals, bathing  and exercise, i.e. walking outside or small group activities to accommodate residents in these units.

Care and Services include:
Coded doors and elevator
Drawers and closet space built into the rooms
Furnished room (including a hospital bed, linens, towels and facecloths)
Large sunny solarium as a dining and recreation area
24 hour nursing care
Resident monitoring system
Semi-private bathrooms
Therapeutic garden
Whirlpool bath
Services Offered:
Access to Elevators
All meals & snacks
Activity co-ordinators providing a variety of social programs
Beauty Salon*
Chapel
Denturologist and Dentist*
Experienced nursing care under Registered Nursing supervision
Housekeeping services
Laundry Service
Library
Medication distributed by nursing personnel
Physical readaptation therapist
Occupational therapist
Social worker
Podiatrist*
Tuck shop

* service available at an additional cost

Options:
Although all the rooms are furnished, and semi private rooms are equipped with a 36” flat-screen TV, the residents are welcome to bring a few familiar items such as a favorite chair, bed quilt , pictures or a television if residing in a private room.

Prices:

Please contact the Executive Director, Ms. Brendalee Piironen for pricing information at 819-826-3266 ext. 247 or bpiironen@waleshome.ca . A tax credit is available for residents age 70 or over. This credit is completed by the administration of the Wales Home upon admission.