Sunset Home of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church added to its pastoral care mission by building this 43-bed Special Care Unit for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.
The design by Architechnics, Inc. has incorporated ideas on the best way to meet the needs of people with dementia. The design provides freedom of movement in a secure environment and allows residents to make some individual decisions about activities of daily living with minimal supervision. The adjacent secure outdoor garden is one example of how that freedom is achieved where residents can get sun, fresh air and exercise. There is an open kitchen for morning meals and regularly scheduled meals for lunch and dinner.
Private and semi-private rooms, some with a “toe-to-toe” bed arrangement offer a variety of options for residents living arrangements. Being adjacent to Sunset Home’s Skilled Nursing Facility allows for a seamless transition when a different level of care is required.
Units: 43 Beds.
Occupancy: Nov. 2000.
Square footage: 23,400 S.F.
Client Contact: Judy Kirlin
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