For those with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia, Ross-Worthen is the ideal choice. The award-winning design creates a home-like setting that recaptures the simple pleasures of the 1950's while supporting each Resident's independence. No detail has been overlooked; color and architectural elements have been selected to offer visual cues to Residents. For example, at mealtime we use square tables, high-contrast linens, and red plates, based on the results of recent Alzheimer's research. Our specially trained staff focus on habilitation, creating a caring, failure-free environment that emphasizes what a person can do, rather than dwelling on abilities lost. Programs provide a structured daily routine of support and encouragement while enhancing cognitive abilities and maintaining self-esteem and dignity. Innovative use of music and recreational therapy, massage, and strength and flexibility training are all part of our comprehensive offerings. Beautifully landscaped, secure grounds offer walking paths and gardening opportunities. Our specialized design enables Residents to go outside on their own in nice weather to enjoy the beautiful Sensory Garden.
Because dementia is a progressive disease, it is comforting to know that Ross-Worthen is licensed to provide skilled nursing care. Unlike an Alzheimer's unit within an
assisted living facility
, your loved one will never be asked to leave if more care is required.
Carleton-Willard's affiliation with Boston University's renowned Alzheimer's Disease Center (BU ADC) means that our staff are always kept current on the latest research and most effective caregiving techniques. Experts from BU ADC also offer seminars for family members, and Residents throughout the Village gain easy access to the BU ADC's exciting research program and the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical research studies, including clinical trials of new treatments.