Special Care Unit

Prairie Senior Living Complex’s Special Care Unit is designed to care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. The unit is staffed by professionals who can care for residents with these medical diagnoses. Due to the debilitating effect this illness has on people, the care they require can be significant. This can include: medication management, activities of daily living, memory support, communication support, stress reduction, medical care, housing, and nutritional needs.

The unit is designed to provide a comfortable and caring environment, while providing the higher level of care and safety the residents who live here often require. The unit utilizes many strategies designed to provide memory support, promote communication, and stress management to those with these types of diseases.

Additional Services Available on the Special Care Unit:

  • Receive Memory Support through strategies designed to promote mental activity.
  • Receive Validation Therapy and other methods designed to promote communication with dementia residents, increase their dignity and happiness, and decrease their stress and frustration.
  • Participate in activities designed to promote brain fitness while taking care not to cause frustration through sensitivity to the current stage of illness.
  • Receive care that recognizes, adapts, and is consistent with the current stage of illness.
  • The care management program is designed to promote brain fitness through: social interaction, proper nutrition, stress management and minimization, and physical fitness.

How to Arrange Care on the Special Care Unit:

To arrange care on the Special Care Unit please contact our Social Services designee at (785) 462-8295. You may also fill out a contact form in the Become a Resident section of our website and we can contact you.

Contact Us:

We pride ourselves on providing an environment that demonstrates our desire to provide a caring and dignified living environment for you. Please contact us at (785) 462-8295.

Prairie Senior Living Complex
1625 S. Franklin Avenue
Colby, KS 67701-3722
(785) 462-8295