Memory Care Assisted Living Communities

Memory Care Assisted Living Communities

NWV Kalamazoo

North Woods Village Memory Care Assisted Living of Kalamazoo

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“NEW DIRECTIONS”® Offered Exclusively at North Woods Village

Offered exclusively at North Woods Village communities, “NEW DIRECTIONS"® is our signature approach to memory care.

Personalized, Resident-Centered Care

No two residents with memory impairment experience the same challenges, needs or symptoms. “NEW DIRECTIONS”® is a personalized, individualized, and resident-centered program. It's not a one-size-fits-all approach. It is dynamic and able to change as our residents' need change. Each person receives the ideal level of support he or she needs to live as independently as possible.

It all begins with the resident’s life story

Every relationship we have with a resident at North Woods Village of Kalamazoo begins with his or her life story. Quite simply, we get to know our residents. We talk with families, ask questions and learn about each individual's life. Most importantly, we listen. We learn about the family, the resident's profession, passions, interests. What they loved to do, what inspired them, fulfilled them and made them happy. We carry that information in our heads and in our hearts, and that knowledge shapes everything we do for that resident.

Knowing such personal information, we are able to tailor our engaging programming to each person’s individual tastes, interests and abilities. As a result, our residents now participate in favorite hobbies, pastimes and other pursuits that are not only pleasurable, but also provide them with fulfillment, self-confidence and pride.

As an example, if one of our residents loved to cook, we will develop and implement cooking activities. If another individual enjoyed bird watching, we will offer a bird watching activity. Again, these specialized programs will be designed to promote success, emphasizing each individual's strengths and abilities and fostering a sense of accomplishment.

Dedicated and Professional Staff trained in Memory Support

One of the hallmarks of “NEW DIRECTIONS”® is our specially trained staff. Our training programs go above and beyond what is typically required by other licensed communities. Likewise, our staff members are encouraged to get to know each resident on a personal basis. It’s comforting to our residents to see familiar faces every day and build friendships they can count on.

We can have the most forward-thinking, progressive programs in the world, but unless we have the right people to implement those programs, they mean nothing. At North Woods Village of Kalamazoo, we know that our staff is essential to delivering the care, the quality and the dignity our residents deserve. We have carefully selected only the most appropriate, qualified individuals to deliver that care.

Our team is comprised of nurses (featuring around-the-clock care with a nurse on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week), experienced, professional caregivers and support personnel who have all been trained in memory care.

A Community Designed with Purpose

North Woods Village of Kalamazoo has been designed, built and decorated with the optimal blend of form and function. Yes, we offer our residents a warm, welcoming environment that feels like home. More importantly, our surroundings incorporate meaningful design elements that promote our residents’ highest levels of independence and safety. From simple and gentle visual cues such as different colors of paint on the walls to recognize areas, to more specific identifiers such as memory boxes filled with personal mementos outside each resident's private suite, our community is designed to help residents find their way independently and successfully.

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