At Ross-Worthen, our trained and experienced staff members help residents and their families meet the challenges of living with dementia.

RWpizzaThe philosophy that drives our program is to focus on the strengths, celebrate the successes, and not dwell on the abilities lost. We encourage independence, providing support where needed but allowing residents to do as much as they can for themselves. This approach is called habilitation and is highly recommended by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Although dementia is a progressive disease, you can take comfort in knowing 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.

Furthermore, Carleton-Willard meets the new Massachusetts regulations for Dementia Special Care Units, including extensive staff training, credentialing, environmental design, activities and other standards.