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March 11, 2009

Alzheimer's Care: How Copper Ridge Nursing Home Gets It Right

There's a sense of calm when you enter Copper Ridge, a residential assisted living and nursing home facility that specializes in caring for Alzheimer's patients in Sykesville, Md., near Baltimore. Natural light streams through the windows, and the aroma of baking bread and strains of piano music float through the air. For nearly 15 years, Copper Ridge has focused on developing a model of care for dementia patients in partnership with Copper Ridge Institute, an Alzheimer's research and education outfit affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Neuropsychiatry and Memory Group. Johns Hopkins neuropsychiatrists work in tandem with Copper Ridge clinicians, nurses, social workers, and nurse aides to develop individualized care plans and remain involved in resident treatment on a daily basis. Click here to read the full article.

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