Dementia care safety and security needs are often more significant during periods of cognitive change. Highview Residences has been designed to be as safe and secure as possible. There is staff present in each cottage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to address any needs needs that may arise.
There are several easy rules to follow, which will enhance the security measures in place:
- Please do not prop open external doors
- Please do not let anyone you do not know in with you when you come into the building
- Please do not let anyone you do not know out with you when you leave the building
- Please immediately report any suspicious situations to a staff member
All external doors to the cottages except one into the garden are locked electronically. All exits are coded and secured. Each door has an alarm, which notifies our staff if the door is opened. The door to the garden is locked at night for additional security.
The specially designed windows allow for fresh air in their private rooms while still ensuring residents’ security. All bathroom flooring is anti-slip treated. Residents are accompanied during their bathing time.
Every resident room is private and equipped with a smoke detector, which is integrated with the automatic sprinkler system throughout each house. In addition, there is a Fire Safety Plan.
Visitors are welcome at Highview Residences. For security reasons, the front doors of the building lock between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. We provide families with the access code to gain entry or you may speak with our staff on the intercom located beside the front door. When visiting, please remember that you are visiting the home of many people.