Professional team specializing in the treatment of individuals with dementia, cognitive dysfunction and impaired memory.
The Brain Care Center operates within the Tovei Ha’ir Residence and treats people with memory problems, disorientation or cognitive dysfunction. The Center is open five days a week and offers a wide range of individual and group activities with help people with dementia, including sports, singing, baking, gardening, brain exercises and computers, and more.
A unique highlight is the Snoezelen room that was built at Tovei Ha’ir residence and serves patients at the center and helps them relax.
Patients are served lunch. There is a Beit Midrash for men. All treatments are administered in a respectful manner in a warm, home-like atmosphere that emphasizes modesty and kashrut. Treatments are administered in a luxurious hall by a professional and supportive team.
From Holland to Jerusalem
Two years ago, a new world came into being for Tovei Ha’ir residents and visitors to the Brain Care Center. The Snoezelen room was originally developed in Holland by a father who conceived the room for his son, who had special needs. The word Snoezelen is a combination of two words in Dutch— ‘’to sniff’’ and ‘’to doze.’’ Elderly individuals who have dementia are often agitated or behave erratically. This kind of treatment includes sensory stimulation, creates a balance between activity and relaxation, reduces stress and arouses positive behavior.
The room offers a unique multi-sensory environment, including equipment for multi-sensory stimulation, background music, lights and elements from the worlds of aromatherapy and reflexology. Tovei Ha’ir’s Snoezelen room includes interactive projections on the table or floor: the photos react to the movements of a hand or a leg and a visit can become a shared experience as, for example, the patient plays ball with his grandson. Laying in a sofa with your legs up, a vibrating cushion at your back, reflexology, and the calming scent of lavender—all these can take the patient from feelings of sadness, pain or loneliness to hope, renewed energies and a positive mindset. The room can be used for individual or group sessions of 20-30 minutes.
של תמונות שמגיבות לתזוזת יד או רגל של המטופל.
The Brain Care Center team is made up of certified professionals who are trained to work with individuals with cognitive disabilities or impaired memory. Treatment is administered while making sure to preserve the patient’s dignity, strengthen his or her self-confidence and make him or her feel comfortable and at home.