CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A holistic healing center opened at Martha Jefferson House on Thursday.

It's called Brookwood Health and Wellness and offers physical, occupational, and speech therapies.

The director of Martha Jefferson House, Dr. Heather Parrott, introduced the holistic approach for residents a year ago.

She said the holistic approach to health combines all aspects of a person that are important to them and then applies it to their care.

"We have seen people that have been here for a number of years that have not walked, standing and walking. We have seen some people who are not motivated to come out of their rooms and maybe participate in social activities finally coming out and doing that," Parrott said.

The American College of Healthcare Administrators honored Parrott for her efforts. She was awarded the New Nursing Home Administrator award.

The Brookwood Center is available to both residents and community members.