University Health Care Foundation
2100 Central Avenue, Suite D-1
Augusta, GA 30904
Contact: Laurie Ott
November 30, 2011
Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross (left), Brandon Wilde board member Tom Dozier, University Health Care System President and CEO Jim Davis, philanthropist Stella Grandin, Mike Hull, Brandon Wilde President and CEO Rich Kisner and University Health, Inc. board member Dr. Randy Smith prepare to ceremoniously break ground for Windsor House Brandon Wilde's new "small house" concept facility for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
Brandon Wilde Breaks Ground on Windsor House
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Facility
EVANS, Ga. – Dignitaries from University Health Care System, Brandon Wilde and Columbia County helped break ground on Wednesday, Nov. 30 for Georgia’s only “small house” concept for Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
Brandon Wilde’s Windsor House will be a homelike facility that will emphasize daily living. It is expected to be completed within two years. Brandon Wilde resident Stella Windsor Grandin donated $1 million in her parents’ name to help kick start the project, and a capital campaign has been launched through University Health Care Foundation to help fund the rest of construction.
The Windsor House is designed to be one of the first “small house” Alzheimer’s and dementia care facilities in the nation and the only one of its kind in Georgia.
“The small house concept is one that brings both dignity and a higher quality of life to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia,” Brandon Wilde President Rich Kisner said. “It will create an environment that is very close to home, allowing for our residents to keep their daily living skills intact. Of course, all of this will be done at the Brandon Wilde level of excellence, putting it at the highest level in the nation.”
According to a 2010 study from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, the “small house” concept showed that residents who live in these types of facilities have “significantly higher functional status and cognitive performance” compared with dementia patients housed in a more traditional clinical setting.
Those interested in learning more about the Windsor House Capital Campaign may contact University Health Care Foundation at 706-667-0030.
About Brandon Wilde: Fully accredited by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission and widely recognized as one of the finest "Life Care" retirement communities in the nation, Brandon Wilde is situated on a beautifully wooded and landscaped 106-acre campus offering convenient access to Evans Township and surrounding Columbia County.