Testimonial: "My parents have improved, both physically and cognitively, during their stay at the Huntington."
"My parents have improved, both physically and cognitively, during their stay at the Huntington. I feel they are functioning at their fullest capacity. My father has vascular dementia and my mother has advanced Parkinson's with dementia. The Huntington is a nurturing home. The caregivers are specifically trained to work with dementia patients and it shows. Caregivers know how to calm an agitated person (such as my dad at the beginning of his stay) and redirect them so the resident can enjoy their meal or activity. Nurses gently convince reluctant residents (like my mother) to take their medications. The activities coaches are amazing and my father benefits from Silverado's Nexus 'brain' program. The laundry and maintenance staff know and interact with my parents, the food is excellent. There are many hands on deck at the Huntington, and everyone chats with my parents with humor and in 'regular' conversations - ie, person to person, without any sign of condescension or boredom. Mission accomplished. My dad feels like this is his home, he enjoys the people around him, he's happy that my mom is getting good care. I am sure his emotional stability contributes to his improved health and mental outlook. Peace of mind for me."