About Chandler House
Chandler House Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Care was established in 1998 by a family-owned company and remains family-owned today. It was designed to look and feel like a home with all private rooms. Our exceptional level of care was unmatched in 1998 and remains unmatched today.
When it was established, Chandler House provided a real new direction in Yakima for the care of residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. First and foremost, it was the first facility solely dedicated to supporting residents and family members with this specific set of needs. Secondly, it was designed to look and feel very much like a home. The importance of reassuring sounds, scents and activities is elevated in the care of persons with memory loss.
All meals are home cooked and enjoyed in a more traditional, interactive family style setting, which stimulates connections and appetites. Rooms are decorated to be as home-like as possible. Chandler House has a full time Life Enrichment Coordinator who works to provide each resident with activities that reflect those that they enjoyed throughout their life- music, gardening, movies, games, etc.
Meet the Staff
Resident care is our first priority. Our staff has dedicated themselves to understanding what life is like for someone who has dementia. The staff has completed specialized training, not only to deal with the confusion associated with the disease, but also the importance of listening to each resident.
Chandler House Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Care has higher staff levels than similar facilities. Our residents are assured 24-hour trained supervision, with licensed nursing available 24/7. We know that dealing with our residents can be a delicate task, so all our staff is carefully chosen and trained for their compassion and commitment.
Chandler House Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Care is a drug free work environment. Employees are screened prior to hiring and subject to random drug testing.