Our Dementia Care Units

Reflections at Victoria House

Our newest Dementia Care unit serves Assisted Living residents at Victoria House in Austintown.

Every feature of Reflections — from its secure setting designed to provide added safety…to the dedicated dining area…to the “Memory Stations” that help residents reconnect with their world — has been designed from the ground up to give residents a sense of calm and reassurance, staff the ability to fully meet their needs, and family members a welcoming atmosphere for connecting with their loved ones.

Equally importantly, Vista Care Centers has made an unprecedented commitment to provide an exceptional level of training for our Dementia Care staff that cannot be found at any other facility in the area.

Reflections is under the direction of Certified Dementia Practitioners (CDP). The extensive training necessary to earn this credential from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners includes communication techniques, disruptive behavior intervention and tools for dealing with concerns such as wandering, aggressive behavior and proper nutrition.

All staff members who interact with residents in any way have also received specialized training in caring for individuals with Dementia.

Mary’s Place at Vista Center

Mary’s Place, located within Vista Center in Lisbon, is the only unit of its kind in Columbiana County.

Offering sensitive and compassionate Dementia Care in a secured environment, Mary’s Place features a comfortable dayroom and dining area designed to look like home. Everything is in place to cater to the special needs of women with dementia — from the feminine and peaceful color scheme to the security system.

Experience has taught us that women are often frightened, withdrawn and more behavioral in a mixed-gender population. Our all-female unit allows for the type of sharing and relating to others that is unique to women. Family members can enjoy open visiting hours, share activities and entertainment, and build happy memories with their loved ones.

Bratton Court and Nora’s Place
at Vista Center at The Ridge

These two specialized units within Vista Center at the Ridge in Mineral Ridge offer compassionate Dementia Care.

Bratton Court is the only all-male dementia unit in the state of Ohio. Nora’s Place is one of only two all-female dementia units in the state (the other being Mary’s Place at Vista Center in Lisbon). Both are under the direction of a certified Dementia Care Practitioner, and are equipped to meet the unique needs of those suffering from dementia.

Providing gender-specific Dementia Care at these facilities has enabled us to reduce or eliminate the medications needed to manage behaviors, leading to a better quality of life for residents and their families.