GAL&AC strives to provide a home-like atmosphere for all residents. We offer cozy living rooms, pleasurable dining rooms and semi-private bedrooms. You are welcome to bring in your own familiar furnishings. We have sitting rooms, TV rooms, activity rooms, a beauty shop, a gazebo area and a secure courtyard for the Alzheimer's Unit where residents can enjoy being outside and still remain safe.
GAL&AC offers Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy to enhance the well-being of our residents. These services are offered in the facility to make it easier for the resident. GAL&AC has a specialized feeding program for residents who require assistance or prompting with eating. The Alzheimer's Unit has a feeding room set up for this program that provides a quiet environment for meals. Our staff has been trained in feeding techniques. Through this program we help our residents maintain and usually gain a little weight. This is very important in the care of our residents because weight loss can be a major factor.
GAL&AC employs an Activity Director trained in providing activities to the elderly and to Alzheimer's residents. We offer diverse and individualized activity programs. Individual activity plans are created for each resident based on individual needs and abilities. Activity programs range from one on one sensory stimulation to outings. All of our residents are involved in an activity program that has been developed for each of them related to their individualized activity assessment.
GAL&AC is proud to offer Enhanced Care for those residents who need additional assistance with the following activities of daily living:
Regimens are set up for each resident based on their individual needs. Those residents who are more independent are encouraged in order to maintain this independence for as long as possible.
GAL&AC offers a pharmacy program that delivers all medications directly to the facility on a daily basis. This ensures immediate and accurate dispensing of resident medications. This service also provides a Pharmacist that comes to the facility to review medications, their interactions and physicians orders. This gerontological medication review helps us ensure that residents are not overmedicated and therefore not lethargic or drowsy throughout the day. Our residents are on appropriate medications, but are not overly sedated.
Transportation to doctor's appointments and other health care appointments is provided by the facility. Our staff stays with our Alzheimer's residents during their appointments to provide continued safety and to communicate with health care professionals, maintaining the ability for us to provide the best care possible.
GAL&AC provides laundry services for all residents which includes personal clothing and all linens. We provide linens, but you are welcome to bring your own to more personalize your room.
GAL&AC accepts Medicaid, VA, Insurance Payments and self pay.