The Whitridge Wing is a separate area where residents who require memory support are cared for in a peaceful atmosphere and are encouraged to take part in activities that are pleasant reminders of their earlier lives. Both private and semi-private rooms are available and common rooms, including Whitridge Dining Room and its adjoining enclosed patio, are light-filled and cheerful.
Whitridge is home to the Snoezelen (SNOOZ-a-lin) Room, an innovative multi-sensory environmental therapy, which has been observed to decrease pain, improve the overall sense of well-being, reduce feelings of sadness and fear, and improve sleep habits. Incorporating aromatherapy, fiber optics, projected images, and calming music or nature sounds that can be enjoyed regardless of physical or cognitive ability.
Noble's Namaste (NA-ma-stay) program provides very special care to those residents in the late or final stages of dementia. Namaste is a Hindi word expressing a wish to honor the spirit within. The key elements of Namaste care at Noble are gentleness and individual attention, providing each resident with emotional and physical comfort throughout the day. Namaste care is entirely resident-centered in a secluded, serene environment where every activity is an opportunity for meaningful interaction between the resident and his or her care partner.