Life enrichment | HeatherWood Assisted Living & Memory Care

Life Enrichment

We have created an environment that supports person-centered, elder-directed living-- where we encourage each person to be their very best self.

At HeatherWood Assisted Living & Memory Care, we believe that elderhood is the crescendo of a lifetime. We have created an environment that supports a person-centered, elder-directed environment, where we encourage each person to be their very best self. View our True North Programs for an introduction to some of the exciting life-affirming and enriching opportunities we offer.

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HeatherWood Assisted Living & Memory Care


4510 Gateway Dr. Eau Claire, WI 54701

Resident Growth and Wellness Plans

We advocate for a shift from institutional models of care to person-directed values and practices. Person-directed care is structured around the unique needs, preferences, and desires of the individual in question. The measurements for quality outcomes are based on well-being. 

Well-being, as a frame of reference, requires us to focus on the strengths, possibilities, dreams, and goals of each individual. It is the ultimate outcome of a human life. The Eden Alternative® has identified seven primary domains of well-being:

  • Identity
  • Autonomy
  • Security
  • Connectedness
  • Meaning
  • Joy

We use these domains to guide us in the assessment and interview process of each individual. In the traditional health care model, care plans are used as a way to establish one’s identity in terms of what assistance they need and the deficits they live with, defining care needs in term of diagnosis or disease. When we use well-being as our frame of reference, the care plan becomes focused on strengths, preferences, goals, and growth. Then, we know how to partner with each resident to highlight and strengthen the sense of individuality to define assistance needed within the culture of caring.

Learn more about each of our wellness domains.

Inspiring life enrichment at HeatherWood Assisted Living & Memory Care
Group hangout at HeatherWood Assisted Living & Memory Care in Eau Claire, WI.

The Eden Alternative®--creating an elder-directed person-centered culture of caring

We embrace an elder-directed, person-centered world for the elders and care teams living and working at HeatherWood Assisted Living & Memory Care. We have an Eden Alternative® Educator on our Compass Senior Living team, who is championing this culture in our community. We invite you to learn more about The Eden Alternative®. 

In addition, you’ll enjoy these service amenities:

  • Chef prepared meals are provided daily from fresh ingredients and served in a home-like communal dining area. 
  • Physician ordered diets and support services are available for residents who have difficulty sitting through a meal. 
  • The dining area can easily be rearranged to double as a setting for group activities.
  • Living quarters are private and spacious, ready to be individualized with personal furnishings and belongings. Each is fitted with an emergency response system. 
  • All of the bathrooms meet ADA standards and have slip-resistant flooring. 
  • Apartments receive daily room tidying and weekly housekeeping. 
  • There is personal laundry and linen service available. 
  • And, short-term respite stays can be arranged