DEMENTIA CARE PROFESSIONALS
LIFE STATIONS FOR CARE COMMUNITIES
We had the opportunity to visit the studios of Art Line a few weeks ago.
We were impressed when we initially saw pictures of Art Line's Life Stations. Even the photographs convey a sense that this is a thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted product line. The photos don't do justice to the pieces. As a younger man I spent some years as a cabinet maker. I know quality in woodwork. Art Line Life Stations are high quality as is everything that comes out of their studio.
Life Skill Stations are a fairly new concept in dementia care, though savvy carers have long used the notion as part of their practice. These environments are designed to be interactive and to arouse memories of good times past.
ArtLine Life Stations were created specifically for residents diagnosed with dementia including Alzheimer's. Each station was carefully developed with help from the nation's leading memory care programs in an effort to provide therapy for wandering residents through productive engagement. Every Life Station is designed with a series and interactive accessories.
Each station is fashioned around a hobby or household chore that almost everyone will recognize. All come with a package of accessories that correspond to the theme of the station and make activity even more realistic.
Life Skills Stations not only create an atmosphere that is engaging and ideal for reminiscing, they also encourage meaningful activity that can provide a sense of normalcy.