The whole house revolves around them.
We follow recommendations of the American Alzheimer's Society, significantly supplemented with our own research and personal experiences.
We serve three daily home cooked meals and three daily snacks that are delicious and meet the specific dietary needs of each of our residents.
Circle of life fully recognizes the importance of the resident's need for maintaining strong relationships with friends and family.
Meeting the unique needs of an individual AND their loved-ones.
Circle of Life Alzheimer's Homes is an organization whose sole focus is to uphold the dignity and respect of those afflicted with dementia. The goal is achieved by combining the contributions of all involved:
- Family members, and
- Caregiving staff.
We have approached caregiving with that focus, from the time of our founding. In 2009, Sue Wielechowski started her first residential home in New Jersey when caring for her aunt Dorothy.
Smaller Is Better
Why have smaller homes have fared better than the "big box" facilities during this pandemic?
With a higher caregiver to resident ratio, consistent staffing, our small home environment is able to safely monitor and track all visitors. Our daily visitation monitoring as well as disinfectant policies are manageable in a smaller setting. This reduces exposure while maintaining higher level of direct care by staff. Our residents have also fared better with less isolation and therefore less depression while keeping a communal setting.
The only rule is safety
We don't make them come into our world we go into theirs.