In 1997 the doors of Spanish Oaks Retreat opened and new standard of long-term care began. Spanish Oaks Retreat was developed with the Alzheimer's patient in mind. The Retreat, as it is referred to, is designed to have a home like feel that promotes autonomy while providing the care and safety the Alzheimer's and Dementia patients need. The retreat utilizes each wing of the facility to help individualize patient care, while not prohibiting patient's mobility. The facility is 100% secure, yet patients have the ability to move freely throughout the interior of the building and the secured courtyard. The 36-unit facility is comprised of four wings, with each wing having its own great room, community TV and lounge area, all of which adds to the homey feel the retreat provides.