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Covenant Woods

Our Philosophy of Care

At Covenant Woods, the Philosophy of Care begins with our residents. Each resident has a customized Plan of Care that identifies the resident's needs and documents changes in resident patterns. The Covenant Woods Care Associates who are charged with delivering the plans are specially trained to interact with elderly residents facing memory loss. They are trained to be positive, gentle, and encouraging while being very patient and aware of resident abilities.

The many and varied structured activities are designed to include both physical and mental stimulation. They are scheduled throughout each day to keep residents occupied, engaged, and challenged. The staff includes licensed nurses who are on-site around the clock so that residents receive proper medications at the appropriate times. They also coordinate care and communicate with the residents' personal physicians to ensure continuity of resident care.

The dietary staff prepares nutritious meals and snacks that are tasty, well-balanced, and that can accommodate the broad range of eating skills encountered in persons with varying forms of dementia. Meals and snacks are enjoyed with staff members who "model" eating behaviors to enhance nutrition and hydration opportunities, which can be critical issues for residents with dementia.


Living Area

Our Philosophy of Design

Covenant Woods is designed around our residents' needs. The building has limited access and property surveillance for resident protection. It surrounds two secured landscaped courtyards that afford residents the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Each courtyard contains a covered porch with stately columns. There are two indoor "nature" areas that provide points of interest and entertainment.

The centralized staff area overlooks the resident dining and activity areas and affords close resident observation and supervision. There is an on premise beauty salon for personal pampering and a private dining area for individual and private celebrations. All resident apartments are studio styled and private. Each includes a large window to bring the outside in and an individual bath with a barrier-free shower. Although the apartments are ample in size, residents are encouraged to interact and socialize through the structured activity program.


Our Commitment - Our Covenant

• We provide the care and comfort, which our residents spend a lifetime giving to others.
• We provide well-balanced, tasty, and nutritious meals and snacks to ensure that our residents can maintain a healthy lifestyle.
• We provide opportunities for social interaction as well as mental and physical activities designed to help our residents live young.

• We provide a safe, secure environment that promotes our residents' privacy and dignity.
• We maintain our residents' homes in a manner that makes them proud to share our address.
• We encourage involvement with family and friends and value each resident's suggestions and comments.

Above all, we consider this commitment to our residents to be Our Mission and Our Privilege.