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Programs That Make a Difference
Coping with memory impairment means coping with physical, mental and emotional challenges. Our treatment programs use the latest methods for overcoming these obstacles. Through a proper understanding of dementia, much can be done to lessen the effects on the individual and maximize a person’s ability to enjoy life and maintain physical health.
Our programs are based on creating an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and caring to help residents deal with both cognitive and physical impairments. Rather than promoting task-oriented programs, we focus on a person-centered approach to dementia care. This means using validation techniques and questions, rather than statements. Involving the residents in their care and decisions helps them contribute in meaningful ways to their daily routine.
We also offer a full schedule of social, recreational, and spiritual activities. We have lots of fun while accomplishing important goals!
Montessori-based Dementia Programming
Key members of our staff are trained in the Montessori-based Dementia Programming© (MBDP) through the Myers Research Institute. MBDP uses daily activities to engage the individual and help them to realize the greatest possible level of fulfillment. This method is based on creating an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and caring. It is designed to help residents deal with both cognitive and physical impairments. Activities concentrate on using the individual's own skills and past experiences to build the skills needed to deal with the new challenges of dementia.
Through planned activities and various aspects of daily living, we apply these principles in the lives of our residents. Maria Montessori claimed that play was the child's work. For adults with dementia, work has become their play. By encouraging our residents to use the skills they have accumulated in life, they become more engaged with those around them and with their surroundings. The results can be slowing or stopping certain declines and regaining joy in daily life.