The Minnesota State Arts board recently awarded MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis a grant of $96,690 to support music therapy for seniors with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and Ecumen Centennial House in Apple Valley is one of the sites selected for the program.
The Memory Care team at Ecumen Pathstone Living recently decided it was time for a change. Inspired by a training video about state-of-the-art thinking on how to care for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, they looked around the memory care unit and saw that something important was missing.
The 21-room facility, built in 2006, had a clean, elegant look. What it lacked was the ambiance of home.