The Lamoine’s Director of Memory Care, Kelly Shiraki (left), and Director of Nursing, Sue Bride (right) with Teepa Snow (center).
Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist with forty years of clinical practice experience, is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it. In 2005, she founded Positive Approach® to Care (PAC). Learn more Teepa Snow and PAC.
Dorothy K’s Place for Memory Care
Welcome to Dorothy K’s Place, a neighborhood designed purposefully to care for those living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of The Lamoine, Dorothy K’s place provides a safe and secure environment. Each private studio apartment has large bathroom with a wheel in shower. Residents will love the views of Chandler park, Macomb’s courthouse square, and the train depot. Dorothy K’s Place offers a wide variety of unique amenities and programs designed to meet the needs of both residents and their caregivers.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Affects Everyone
The professionals at The Lamoine will listen to the concerns you have for your loved one. We will work together to detail a care plan specific to your loved one’s individual needs and desires. Our Director of Memory Care Services will work with families and caregivers to provide education and resources to help us better understand the disease and how we can best help our loved one.
The Lamoine Means Business
The Lamoine will receive certification from the State of Illinois by June 2018, to provide licensed memory care in Dorothy K’s Place. Our Director of Memory Care Services has extensive professional experience in working with seniors with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. We are committed to ongoing training to assure we are providing the most comprehensive care possible. Our Registered Nurse will be available 24/7, and our neighborhood will be fully staffed with certified caregivers for medication management and personal assistance all day, and all night.
Our Care is Dignified
An example of our dignified approach is flexible mealtimes. There is a dining room on each floor in Dorothy K’s Place, which will allow for greater flexibility, privacy, and dignity at meal times so a resident can eat when he/she is hungry, as opposed to set meal times. Activities provided in our memory care neighborhood are individual, and specialized to each person.
We all want the best for our loved ones
It has been said that the worst part of Dementia is the guilt that adult children experience. We want to be able to care for them as they age, just as they cared for us when we were small. But sometimes that’s not possible. Caring for an aging adult, and especially one with Dementia is not easy. We understand. We will care for them as you have. Then you can get back to making cherished memories with your loved one.