Our Specialized Secure Memory Care Neighborhood

“No two people experiencing cognitive decline are alike. A keystone of our care-giving approach for Memory Care is to tailor the plan of care to the resident’s stage of life, ensuring their continued dignity, comfort and peace of mind.”

Renata Cocozza
Administrator of Amberwoods of Farmington


Willow Way is a specialized secured memory care neighborhood at Amberwoods of Farmington. This beautiful, 60 bed memory care neighborhood is structured to fit the needs of your loved ones.

Willow Way is established with private and semi-private rooms ready to be furnished with your family member’s belongings. You will be astonished by our lovely, enormous room used for dining and entertainment. Residents enjoy numerous activities and routines as our staff support them to be successful and happy each and every day.  Our caring and committed dementia trained nursing staff and recreation staff know how to encourage, how to engage, and how to maximize each residents abilities to realize their sense of accomplishment.

A day in Willow Way

08:30am – Breakfast
09:30am – Montessori Stations: Setup 4-6 Stations for Residents to Explore.
10:30am – Small Group Program – Montessori Stations Continue.
11:30am – Clean Up, Lunch Setup, Therapeutic Handwashing
12:15pm – Lunch
01:15pm – Quiet Time, Naps, Different Montessori Stations, 1:1 Visits, Rosary on Thursdays.
02:00pm – Once a Week Large Group, Whole House Program such as Entertainment or Parties to be held on unit, Higher Functioning Residents may be invited to programs off unit as appropriate, Small Group programs/Montessori Stations Continue.
03:00pm – When there’s no whole house program at 2pm, there will be a large group program on unit at 3pm..to be held outdoors during nice weather.
04:00pm – Concurrent small groups or 1:1s
04:45pm – Clean Up, Supper Setup, Therapeutic Handwashing.
05:15pm – Supper
06:00pm – Small Group Program, Invited to off Unit programs as appropriate (karaoke or bingo).
07:00pm – Appropriate Music/Television/Movies and Montessori Stations, Bedtime.

*Montessori Stations are appropriate for small groups, failure free activities, and activities the residents can handle*


Dementia & Alzheimer's Care

Therapeutic recreational activities such as art, cooking, gardening and hand massage stimulate the senses and provide a sense of self-worth.

Customized dining enhances our program with a focus on hydration and nutrition. Fresh, appetizing cuisine is presented in an eye appealing manner to stimulate the appetite. Our nutritionally balanced meals are also available for patients who require pureed, ground or mechanically altered diets.

Media enhanced memory activities such as music, radio, television and various word games can help to facilitate a resident’s long-term memory.

Pet and nature therapies complement our therapeutic activities. Our secure courtyard allows our Memory Unit residents to enjoy the outdoors safely as they participate in socials and gardening.

We Value our Partnership with Families and Loved Ones

As a family member, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease can be an emotional journey, but the partnership that we have with you can make the biggest difference in your loved one’s quality of life. Creating ways to meaningfully engage your loved one can reap unexpected rewards. Your input and participation in your loved one’s daily routine helps to strengthen our partnership though trust and support.