Visit our Recreation and Activities page to find a copy of our current activities calendar. Part of a successful rehabilitation plan is having fun! Here at Dyer Rehab our creative and compassionate activities team coordinates great events to insure that all residents have opportunities for socializing and fun.
It is our sincere wish for you that this New Year is filled with dreams come true, whatever you dream of. Here at Dyer we will continue to help our residents and their families meet all of their goals for health and well-being each day. Success is defined differently for each individual. We look forward to playing our part in helping each individual meet their personal success thresholds.
Thanks for being a part of our success and dreams!
They Dyer Rehab team
The Dyer family wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Most Enjoyable Holidays this year. We find ourselves truly blessed to be a part of the lives of so many wonderful people and this very special community of Dyer Indiana!
How to make the season happier for family members with dementia:
During this festive holiday season, it’s good to be aware that not everyone is going to enjoy all of the old holiday traditions. For family members or friends with dementia, the parties and gatherings, and all the extra hustle and bustle can actually be very stressful and taxing. We want to keep our beloved traditions alive, but some of them may need to be adjusted or adapted for the family member with dementia. One thing to try is to have smaller gatherings with less noise and confusion. This can cut down on the overwhelm some people may feel at this time of year.
One great activity to share with a loved one who has dementia is holiday music. This year, rather than having it on in the background, take some time to listen to it together, and maybe even sing along. Singing and music are often one thing that people with dementia can continue to remember or to participate in. Likewise, some people with dementia can still read aloud a familiar story, even if they can’t easily hold a conversation.
If you can adjust your expectations, and understand that this holiday season may be different than “the way we have always done it,” you are not as likely to be disappointed, and can find joy in new ways of doing traditional things.
Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays, from all of us at Dyer Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.
What a truly wonderful time of year! Our residents, friends and families certainly enjoyed this evening of entertainment. Santa and his buddy Doyle spent the evening cozying up for pictures and bringing continuous smiles to all.