Alzheimer's Dementia Unit
We strive to accommodate your needs. We recognize the stress you may be feeling at this time and want to alleviate your concerns. Contact our Admissions Coordinator, Diana, to arrange a tour of our facility. If you aren't able to visit, we can send information, or would be happy to talk to you on the telephone.
Admission Coordinator's hours are:
Monday through Friday (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
(530) 273-1316, extension 232.
Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center has been providing quality nursing care in Nevada County for over 40 years. Due to the increase in Alzheimer's Disease and other related dementias and the fact that these residents require a very different environment and care, we added a specialized unit to care for these individuals. Not only is the physical environment designed to minimize confusion for the residents, but the care is specifically geared to their individual needs.
The unit is staffed with specially trained Registered Nurses, Licensed
Vocational Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants who work closely with
other staff members such as Therapists, Activities and Social Service
personnel, Psychiatrist Dr. Helen Crawford, M.D., and our Medical
Director, Dr. Christopher Claydon, M.D., who is available 24 hours a
Activities are individualized for each resident according to their abilities. Each resident is evaluated on an ongoing basis by an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals such as a Psychiatrist, Pharmacologist, Physical Therapist, Social Service and Activities personnel, Licensed Nurse, Medical Director, and the resident’s individual physician. Once a plan has been developed, it becomes the road map guiding the daily decisions concerning each resident. This helps create the best possible physical and emotional environment.
Specialized Care and Activities
Secured, beautifully landscaped area with paths for walking
Light and Pet Therapies
It is our goal to provide a healthy environment with limited chemical
and physical restraints. We will strive to preserve the dignity and
self-respect of each of our residents.
Moderate to total assistance will be available to each resident depending on their needs:
We offer support to families coping with Alzheimer's disease and terminal illnesses, and offer our own Comfort Care programs. We also have many local resources and respite agencies in our community that our Social Service staff are happy to help you contact. For those who would like any information on any of these topics, we will be happy to give you more information in person, over the phone, and pamphlets are available in our lobby.