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Alzheimer's & Dementia Clinical Highlights

Special Care Clinical Highlights
The Special Care Unit focuses on the quality of life during the middle stages of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The facility is within close proximity to Georgetown University Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and George Washington University Hospital.

  • Pre-admission assessment and interviews with patient and family
  • High nurse/resident ratios
  • On-site, full-time geriatrician and nurse practitioner
  • Focused, interactive therapy
  • Award-winning, therapeutic unit design
  • Registered clinical dietician on-site
  • Holistic plan of care to meet individual needs
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Certified gerontological nurse
  • Staff certified in Alzheimer's disease and dementia
  • Restorative Certified Nursing Assistant (RCNA)
  • Compassionate care by dedicated nurses
  • Behavior management
  • Geri-psychiatry
  • Resident cueing and reorientation
  • Wandering pathways
  • Falls and balance program
  • Medication management
  • Alternative therapies

 

Special Care Services

  • 39 private beds in a homelike setting
  • Secured unit and outdoor courtyard
  • Transitional care to long-term care available within The Washington Home facility
  • Cable TV access and phone
  • Interdisciplinary care conferences with patient and family
  • Dedicated nurse manager
  • Social worker and activity therapist
  • On-site pastoral care and bereavement services
  • Hospice and end-of-life care
  • Active volunteer program
  • Family support/education
  • Programs designed to recapture self-esteem
  • Cafeteria
  • Beauty salon




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