The Grove offers a state of the art clinical program for dementia management that utilizes the Allen Cognitive Battery, a proven framework for identifying the dementia resident’s highest level of function in all activities. The Grove team works in partnership with our in-house rehab team – Legacy Healthcare and Neuro-psychiatrist, Dr. Salmaan Khawaja to identify the type of dementia and then uses that information to develop an Individual Care Plan that encompasses everything from recreational and social and functional activities to Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapy.
The Allen Cognitive Battery, developed by Claudia Allen, measures overall reasoning and mental abilities through observation and assessment of performance with familiar as well as unfamiliar tasks to identify the resident’s BATF (Best Ability to Function). By determining the resident’s Allen Cognitive Level, our staff and therapists are able to provide superior treatment and education that can maximize the current level of intellectual function using therapeutic activities and interventions that are most appealing to the resident’s personal interests. We work to educate family and staff to provide activities that do not exceed the resident’s specific cognitive level (which could increase frustration and agitation) or fail to provide the stimulation the resident needs (which could lead to boredom, isolation, and possible depression). Our therapy is not a one-size-fits-all type of treatment. At The Grove we are committed to ensuring that each resident has access to services aimed at maintaining his/her highest level of function and independence.
Additionally, The Grove offers a brand new, state of the art, secure environment that has been specifically designed and built for residents with dementia. Beautiful walking paths in the Grove’s own outdoor gardens coupled with eye appealing dining areas and restful casual areas make it the perfect environment for safety, comfort and peace of mind.
For more information on The Grove, or any of the Tower’s programs and services, you may call (804) 320-1412 or visit our website at www.TheTowers.net.