The Enhanced Living Unit (ELU) is a 24 bed unlocked unit designed to meet the needs of individuals whose behaviors require an increased level of structure, behavior management and therapeutic activities.  Individuals with psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety, behavioral issues and early stage dementia that place the physically active individual at high risk of injury make up the majority of the referrals.
  
The philosophy of the ELU is to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for both the staff and residents, while respecting the rights and dignity of all participants.

This philosophy subscribes to the belief that there is no upper age limit for growth and change.

The goal of the ELU is to provide the opportunity for reintegration into less restrictive environments.  This has included successfully returning individuals to the community to continue living an independent life as well as returning to regular nursing home units.