Services at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital  

Willow Run

DC Hall

1510 19th Ave.
Phone: (907) 458-5100
Fax: (907) 458-5168
Visiting hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and by appointment

 

People with Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related forms of dementia often need extra support beyond what their caregivers can provide. In those times, we are here to help.

At Willow Run, an inpatient unit at Denali Center, we have the knowledge and resources to care for those who are unable to care for themselves.

We provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals with different forms and varying degrees of dementia can live and thrive. Our staff works closely with family members to ensure they cope with the feelings of loss and guilt that often accompany admitting a loved one to a long-term care facility. We rely on a close partnership with families and encourage them to voice concerns and provide suggestions that may help us better care for residents. 

Alzheimer’s disease and dementias are characterized by progressive impairment that strips individuals of their independence. At Willow Run, we help residents maintain independence in an environment that fosters a sense of community and togetherness with daily therapeutic activities including, but not limited to:

  • Exercise and other sensory stimulation activities
  • Gardening
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Music
  • Pet visits
  • Religious and cultural events
  • Walking
  • Visits from children, friends and family

At Willow Run, we wholeheartedly believe every person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorders deserve compassion and respect. We strive to deliver excellent care that upholds the principles outlined in the Alzheimer’s disease Bill of Rights, which states they deserve:

  • To be informed of his or her diagnosis
  • To have appropriate ongoing medical care
  • To be productive in work and play for as long as possible
  • To be treated like an adult
  • To have expressed feelings taken seriously
  • To be free from psychotropic medications if possible
  • To live in a safe, structured and predictable environment
  • To enjoy meaningful activities that fill each day
  • To be outdoors on a regular basis
  • To have physical contact, including hugging, caressing and hand holding
  • To be with people who know his or her life story, including cultural and religious traditions
  • To be cared for by individuals with specialized training in dementia care
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center
1650 Cowles St.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-8181
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