Person Centered Household Activities

At Birchwood Cottages, residents can enjoy the little things that make a difference in their lives. It is our belief that by performing the routine tasks of daily living helps people Specialized Alzheimers and Dementia Care Owatonnapreserve their self-esteem and dignity. Residents are encouraged to help with meal preparation and clean up, housekeeping chores, laundry and even grocery shopping. This focus allows our residents to maintain a nearly-normal lifestyle centered on familiar household routines.

We encourage a connection to nature and the outdoors by growing vegetables and flowers in the summer. We are able to enjoy our own tomatoes, green beans, peas and cucumbers. Residents are able to help water the flowers and harvest the vegetables. We also feed the variety of birds that come to our feeders and bird baths!

Other activities include reminiscing, memory stimulation, sensory stimulation, favorite games, story-telling, pet visits, music and much more. The goal of Birchwood Cottages is to provide residents with an opportunity to have "normal" days.