In response to your article "Alzheimer's disease on the rise" in the Monday, June 1, edition of the paper, I wanted to clarify some information. The name of Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation's Alzheimer's unit was given as ColorScapes. ColorScapes is the name given to the model of care that is designed to assist caregivers in recognizing the range of cognitive and physical functioning of patients.
The Danville Centre's Alzheimer's unit is called Reflections. Reflections is a secure 18-bed specialized unit that has fully implemented the ColorScapes program and is certified by Kindred Healthcare. ColorScapes engages Alzheimer's patients in tasks and activities to enhance quality of life and encourage the highest practical level of cognitive, physical and emotional function.
The Reflections unit at the Danville center uses a person-centered care philosophy by concentrating on what a person can do and ways to increase an individual's participation in daily care and social functions. The caregivers in the Reflection's unit receive specialized training in the ColorScapes Model of Care.