Memory Support & Alzheimer's Care
What are the Bradford Houses?
The Bradford Houses are specially-designed cottages with a five bedroom, four/five bathroom ranch design. They provide assistance and supervision for seniors with memory impairment problems who can no longer live safely in their own homes, but do not need all of the medical treatment offered by a skilled nursing facility.
What are the main advantages of this kind of approach to care?
A sense of safety brings security and order while encouraging each resident's involvement in activities of daily living. This promotes personal relationships and communicates the importance of each individual's dignity.
What makes Bradford Houses a home?
- Each resident has his/her own private bedroom, with most bedrooms having a private bathroom
- Everyone, including staff, dines together at the family table
- Everyone can assist in meal preparation in the kitchen
- The living room and den provide space for visiting with friends, family and other residents
- All residents are encouraged to participate in the everyday functions of the home
How are the Bradford Houses staffed?
One universal worker is staffed at all times and a full time L.P.N. is responsible for the medical care of each resident.
How will seniors who wander be kept safe?
The front door is secured through a keypad access. All other doors leading outside from the Bradford Houses go into an enclosed courtyard. The courtyard gates are secured, but with accommodations to exit in case of an emergency.
What can a person bring?
Personal belongings and decorations are encouraged. Bedrooms are furnished by residents with personal furniture and decorations. Space is allocated in the living room and den for personal decorative items. Personal belongings are essential to achieving our goal of creating a "home" for our seniors who live here.
How many Bradford Houses do you have?
Brethren Care Village currently has three Bradford Houses on Campus and can accommodate up to 15 total residents.
Who do I contact for more information?
Contact Mindy Scurlock at (419) 289-1585.