Palmer Healthcare Center 250 Shearer Street Palmer, Mass. 01069 Phone: 413-283-8361 Fax: 413-283-6990 Palmer Healthcare Center is a family owned, 61 bed facility dedicated to the care of Alzheimer’s residents as well as those individuals with other related forms of dementia. Our mission is to assist every resident in achieving his/her maximum physical, mental, and spiritual potential while also maintaining comfort and dignity at end of life. The onset of Alzheimer’s/Dementia can be devastating for family members. Our family centered approach to resident care encourages family’s involvement in playing an active role with staff members in caring for their loved ones. Administration: David M. Cavalier, Owner/Administrator Brenda Sanchez, Dir. of Nursing Elizabeth Lucas, Dir. of Social Work Clinical Screeners Brenda Sanchez or Liza Owens Phone 413-283-8366 [email protected] Referrals and admissions occurring 7 days a week Resident Payer Source Medicare, Mass Health, Private Insurance (Long Term Care Insurance) Therapy Services Physical, occupational, and speech therapy offered on site available throughout the week. For short term stay the discharge planning process begins upon admission and includes home evaluation when necessary. Staffing The facility is staffed with over 80 healthcare professionals who have been trained in Alzheimer’s care. Staff to patient ratio is among the highest in the area. Specialized Services IV therapy, PICC, midline, peripheral, wound care, ostomy care, oxygen therapy, BIPAP/CPAP, pain management, g-tube, j-tube, provision of in-house hospice services, nutritional management, and trach care. Notes: The facility is totally secure, minimizing the risk of residents who wander. Although the facility is focused on providing services for long term residents they have met with great success in providing short term rehab services with an end result of discharging residents back to the community. Activities which is a key component in providing essential therapeutic services for this population is quite comprehensive and is structured to be failure free. Activities are provided for 7-days a week from 6:30am - 8pm When referring or making inquiries, feel free to contact Brenda Sanchez at 413-283-8361 or Jerry Locchi at 508-930-6057.