The heartwood of a tree is the central core around which the annual concentric rings grow. These annual rings symbolize the layers of memories formed over the years of our lives. Through Dementia and Alzheimer’s, some of these layers of memory break down and are lost, but the central core, the heartwood, of a person remains.
Heartwood is a secure unit that supports residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Nursing and activity personnel have been provided with specialized training to support and enhance the needs of people suffering from memory impairment. Residents are assisted with memory care and are nurtured toward their highest level of independence.
For more information or to plan a visit and tour, please contact our admissions staff at (715)412-0169.