Situated in Ohio’s Chagrin Falls, The Lantern of Chagrin Valley is one of the three excellent facilities designed specifically and specially for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The living facility actually feels like a 1940s’ living community because of its design and it having small houses with separate porches leading to a pretty big golf course. The designers of Lantern have paid extremely good attention to detail, as even the paint schemes resemble those of the time period. This makes Lantern a unique living facility. The facility, by using fiber optics in the ceiling, recreates a starry sky atmosphere and special daylight in the wonderful building.
To represent grass, the facility’s floors have been painted green, also to perfectly recreate the atmosphere, bird chirps are played throughout the day to create a wonderful array of sound. CEO Jean Makesh told News- Herald that every single thing you come across in the facility, the paint, the wall color serves a very specific purpose and has therapeutic value and therapeutic benefit. Makesh, being a trained occupational therapist, has created an environment which is just perfect for these special patients with special needs.
After coming across the fact that controlled environments can lead to significant reductions in depression, anxiety and anger, Makesh decided to create a unique living facility which Incorporated all these ideas into a top class living experience. Icing on the cake, Lantern organises a plethora of daily classes for residents in order to help them retain and relearn basic functions and skills.
Makesh told reporters that his team has created a unique living facility that strives to take the residents back to their old memories by creating a time capsule. This helps them to embrace each and every thing around them. He hopes that his endeavours to rehabilitate patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia will produce a positive change and encourage others to do so.
With this superb facility having incredible feel and experience of the bygone era these patients lived in ones, Makesh is inspiring people to challenge age- related disease. Please share this story with your family and friends and spread happiness and hope. And yes, don’t forget to post your comments in the comments section below.Source