A custom living environment
Created to Lead a Life of Purpose
Village East is our newest addition to Dow Rummel and is centered around the needs of our dementia population. Through intentional planning and design, Village East incorporates some key concepts to promote the highest possible quality of life for our residents.
Circadian lighting adjusts lighting throughout the day to mimic the natural progession of day (cooler, bright light) into night (warmer, dim light), improving emotional wellbeing, mood and sleep.
Personalized Room Entry
Hutches outside of resident rooms allow for personalization and wayfinding while also stimulating positive and comforting memories.
Open Kitchen Concept
Kitchens are the heart of nearly every home. Open kitchens that allow residents to observe and be engaged in the meal prep process can actually be a form of therapy in memory recollection. The simple smell of cookies baking can create a homelike atmosphere that can positively impact both residents and staff.
Secure Outdoor Courtyard
Our secure outdoor courtyard is in the center of our Memory Care and Enhanced Assisted Living. This space is vital because it can reduce agitation and frustration, relieve stress and improve physical fitness. The walking path is in a continuous figure eight pattern, leading back to building entrances. Through the use of heated concrete, residents can enjoy the walking path most months of the year.
Sensory stimulation is used strategically to arouse one or more of the five senses to evoke positive feelings. This can help residents feel relaxed while improving their mood, self-esteem and well-being. Our sensory stimulation room includes a bubble wall, light therapy, touch therapy, music therapy, and aromatherapy.
Active and Quiet Spaces
Many Alzheimer’s and dementia patients find comfort in performing the daily activities they performed when younger. Many of the areas around our Memory Care give the residents purpose and comfort, including: a boutique, library, office area, diner, laundromat, Five & Dime Store, wellness area and hobby room.