Health Care & Wellness
Senior Health Care Services in Woodstock, Vermont
Woodstock Terrace in Woodstock, Vermont, offers outstanding senior health care services to residents of Vermont. Our very competent and compassionate staff is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of seniors who reside with us for Assisted Living, Memory Care, or Short-term Respite Care Services.
Based upon regular senior health care assessments, we work diligently to develop a personalized care plan for each resident that appropriately addresses needs such as nutrition, exercise, personal care, medication management, and medical care. When comprehensive support is desired, day or night as needed, seniors find that Woodstock Terrace is a more cost-effective and reliable solution than hiring senior home care or home health care agencies to provide comparable levels of service.
Our senior health care services are available to our residents as needed. They include:
- Nursing care, including post-hospital or post-surgical support.
- Alzheimer's, dementia and memory care, as well and special care.
- Medication management to ensure medicines are taken as prescribed and to oversee pharmacy services and medication deliveries.
- Coordination of physician and rehabilitative therapy services, including the option of in-house visits from physical/occupational therapists and doctors with specialties such as primary care, podiatry, and geriatric psychiatry.
- Working with families and hospice care providers to assure that residents receive any specialized, comforting end-of-life support that they may need.
Woodstock Terrace has a team of Health Service Directors, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Resident Assistants who are committed to providing the highest level of senior health care services for our residents.
Additionally, the training that most of our care staff has received in both Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of our Automated External Defibrillator (AED) enables us to provide rapid response to medical emergencies.
To learn more about our offerings, also see Senior Care.
Area Medical Care
Woodstock Terrace is conveniently located near physician offices and medical care. The Ottaquechee Medical Center is a mile and half away and the world-class care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is an easy drive. Our community is also convenient to the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in White River Junction and Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, Vermont.
Health & Wellness: An Integrated Approach to Wellbeing
Because research shows benefits for healthful aging, we plan our programs to support wellbeing through an integrated mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness. In addition to health care, our health and wellness approach combines physical activity, mental stimulation, nutrition, socialization, and spiritual fulfillment as follows:
Physical activity supports heart, muscular and skeletal strength and supplies oxygenated blood to the brain, supporting cognitive health.
Mental stimulation helps develop and maintain cellular connections in the brain and defend against neurodegenerative conditions.
Nutrition is important in combating the effects of aging. For example, foods such as salmon, fish oil and walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids that support brain and heart health, while foods like blueberries, broccoli, green tea and chocolate are rich in antioxidants that help defend against cancers and the impact of damaging agents (free radicals) on the brain.
Socialization is very important to keeping people happy and stimulated, which in turn supports health, cognitive function, and even longevity, according to some studies.
Spiritual fulfillment and being part of a community are also shown to help reduce stress and contribute to health, happiness and longevity.
Using these core principles, we seek to promote wellbeing so that each resident experiences a quality of life that makes each day enjoyable.