The Nursing Care units (300 beds) provide compassionate care for patients in need of long or sub acute (short) stays. Full time occupational, physical and activities therapists design individualized programs for residents to strengthen interpersonal skills, build greater self-reliance and improve physical abilities. In particular, RUNNELLS is known throughout the region for providing compassionate care for those with dementia such as that caused by Alzheimer’s. Also available is palliative or hospice type care for those in the final stages of an illness. An active Resident Council provides a forum through which residents can express their concerns.