The Gardens at Hickory Woods
The Gardens at Hickory Woods is a Licensed Personal Care Home specializing in care for residents who may have Dementia or Alzheimer’s. At the Gardens, we understand the importance of providing a safe, comfortable and secure environment for individuals who have special memory care needs. Located on the same campus as Hickory Woods Assisted Living, our unique building design offers residents and their families the knowledge that every step has been taken to ensure that each resident’s needs are met in a loving and dignified manner.
The Gardens offers unique features such as: an intimate residential setting, a secure building for the physical safety of our residents, a night-time motion activated emergency call system, a therapeutic spa, and a full range of activities to promote physical and mental mobility of each resident.
Services & Amenities
- Specially Designed Suites
- Secure Building for the Physical Safety of all Residents
- Protected Courtyard
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- 24 Hour Building Security
- 24 Hour Emergency Call System
- Motion Activated Emergency System
- Assistance with Personal Needs
- Medication Management
- Full Dining Services
- Full-range of Social Activities
- Housekeeping, Laundry, and Maintenance
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
- Memory Loss: One of the most common early signs of dementia is forgetting recently learned information. While it is normal to forget common everyday things once in a while, those with dementia will forget things more often and not remember them later.
- Difficulty performing familiar tasks: People with dementia find it hard to complete tasks that were once familiar to them. They may not know how to prepare a meal, use a household appliance, make a phone call, etc.
- Problems with language: Everyone has trouble finding the right word sometimes, but a persona with dementia often forgets simple words or substitutes with unusual words. Writing and language skills become more difficult and the individual may become annoyed that you don’t understand what they are trying to communicate.
- Disorientation to time and place: Individuals with Alzheimer’s may become lost on their own street, forget where they are, how they got there and how to get home.
- Poor or decreased judgment: Individuals with dementia often show poor judgment with regard to money, giving away large amounts to telemarketers or other individuals, they may dress inappropriately for the weather conditions, etc.
- Problems with abstract thinking: Everyday activities such as writing or balancing the checkbook become difficult. They may completely forget what the numbers are used for.
- Misplacing things: A person with dementia may put things in unusual places; an iron in the freezer, a sandwich under the sofa…hording and hiding are common behaviors.
- Changes in mood or behavior: Rapid mood swings become more frequent. The mood swings can go from calm to tears to anger within minutes for no apparent reason.
- Changes in personality: A person with Alzheimer’s disease may change drastically, becoming inappropriate, irritable, suspicious or fearful.
- Loss of initiative: People with Alzheimer’s may become
passive, sleep more or become reluctant to get involved in activities they once enjoyed such as reading, sports, social activities, etc.
For more information or to schedule a tour, please call Hickory Woods at 270-759-8700.