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I'm curious if your facility has one, what kinds of features it has and exactly how it is being used. Mom's NH has a "room" that is only unlocked one morning a week, and from what I've seen of it "closet" would be a more apt description, the resident using it was placed in the open door seemingly because her wheelchair was too large to fit. Big $$ must have been spent on this feature and I'm wondering why it isn't used more.

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My mom's NH has a wooden cabinet on wheels that opens up [~ 5' X 4' X 2'] with a giant lava lamp/ water bubbling feature as well as optic cables that change colour while soothing music plays - it is used in a semi-darkened room by 2 or 3 residents at a time - seemed to be well enjoyed by those using it - I asked if I could make a reservation ... LOL - maybe it is a small version
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There is a nice one at my mother’s memory unit. It is comparable to a medium sized bedroom with 2 comfy chairs, sofa, large bookcase filled with books and videos, and a small radio/cd player. There is a sound machine, balls of yarn, soft blocks, baby dolls,etc. The only time we’ve used it is when we want a change of scenery from my mom’s room and a bit of privacy from the activity and tv rooms. Recently, however, they have removed the Snoezelen sign and I think replaced it with Sitting Room or Parlor. I can’t remember.
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Wikipedia, has a nice article on it. They do say "There is no evidence that Snoezelen is effective for the treatment of dementia " It seems to be directed towards Autism.
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I used to work with people who had sustained brain injuries and we had one on our floor. Once we were able to convince people it wasn't punitive certain patients enjoyed it as did some family members who would spend hours and hours with their brain-injured loved one and needed to get away but not too far away.

I'd heard about them in SNF's but I've never heard how effective they were.
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My parents memory care does not have such a room but I have seen them at other memory cares I have visited. One of the better ones was about the size of a bathroom with a nice comfy chair and provides multiple types of sensory stimuli... including sounds, touch, visual.

I have read that they can be used to redirect someone with dementia and help with anxiety. I would think it would be useful if they work as described.

I wonder if some features are just there to show/impress potential families and in reality aren't really used by the facility. I would ask them.
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