Memory Care for Alzheimer's and dementia.

Turn to Oakwood Heights for support in the Franklin, PA, area.

When aging becomes worrisome due to memory loss, we offer solutions that emphasize personal dignity and peace of mind for families. For residents who are challenged by diseases that result in memory impairment, Oakwood Heights provides Memory Care that emphasizes privacy and security.

Memory Care at Oakwood Heights allows a person experiencing memory loss to maintain a level of independence within the safety of a residential community with professional staff. Typically, residents in Memory Care need help with medications, bathing, grooming, eating, dressing, and other daily tasks.

Every team member in our organization—from nursing and therapy to housekeeping and maintenance—receives dementia-specific training and is certified through CARES®. Woodside Place direct care team members receive additional specialized training, and benefit from the expertise of certified dementia care practitioners throughout Presbyterian SeniorCare Network.

It has been estimated by the Alzheimer’s Association that 5.4 million people have Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Dementia is a multi-faceted disease with no real cause, and unfortunately in most cases, no cure either. While many families try to keep their loved ones home for as long as possible, a person who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s will eventually require 24-hour supervised care in a skilled nursing setting.

Using advanced techniques, our staff strives to develop individual routines for each resident and engage them in one-on-one activities to enjoy life to the fullest extent possible.

Not sure if your loved one needs Memory Care?

The following questions can help to determine if Memory Care should be considered for a loved one:

  • Has your loved one had any accidents recently with home appliances, such as forgetting to turn off the stove properly?
  • In the event of a fire, can your loved one follow appropriate emergency measures including calling 911?
  • Has your loved one gotten lost or unable to remember personal information such as address, phone number, contacts that enable them to return home?
  • Has your loved one become lost while on a walk or running errands?
  • Is your loved one threatened or suspicious of others for unwarranted reasons?
  • Is your loved one taking medications on schedule, following correct dosages and willing to use a medication organizer device?

To learn more about our our services, please contact us online or call us at 814-676-8686.