Do you strive to be a leader in memory care?
If so, I'd love to see you at the Ohio Assisted Living Association Fall Conference
this November 2–3. I'm looking forward to meeting the many attendees who provide memory care, and those who are truly passionate about creating a Dementia Capable Society―a world in which individuals with dementia can flourish, and their loved ones and care partners are supported throughout the journey.
Here's why, and how we can help.
The need for memory care
Because of the vastly growing number of individuals with Alzheimer’s/dementia, there is a great need for high quality memory care programs and specialized long-term care environments.
However, memory care can be challenging, and is becoming increasingly competitive as more providers enter this space.
The challenges of memory care
Alzheimer’s disease, along with many other types of dementia, comes with a vast array of symptoms including cognitive (e.g., short-term memory loss), mood and behavior changes (e.g., depression, apathy, anxiety) and sometimes motor symptoms (e.g., difficulty with balance or walking).
Due to the complexity of the disease, it's often difficult to determine the best care plan and approaches to optimize quality of life, safety, health, and independence. Care staff quickly become burned out if they're unsuccessfully providing care.
Even though serving individuals with dementia is difficult, many are jumping into the memory care business simply because of the demographics of a rapidly aging society. The fact is that there are many individuals with dementia today, and there will be many more tomorrow.
However, providing memory care requires a high level of sophistication for success in an increasingly competitive market.
Are you struggling with any of these common dementia care challenges?
- Low census
- High staff turnover and staff burnout
- Undetected acuity creep and lost revenue
- Poor resident care outcomes such as hospitalizations, high psychotropic drug use to control “behaviors,” and poor quality of life
- Low family satisfaction
How we can help you overcome your challenges
I am fortunate to lead a team of highly experienced and passionate dementia care experts. We offer a suite of total dementia care solutions to address whatever memory care want or need you have. Using the core principles of person-centered, abilities-focused memory care, we have developed programs, tools, and services
to prepare your business, teams, environment, and operation for success in memory care.
We can help you prepare for success in memory care
I hope you will attend my presentation on Monday, November 2 to learn valuable information to take back to your workplace and put to use right away as you lead your memory care initiatives. Please also stop by our booth at the tradeshow on November 2 to get to know more about us and our services. We are committed to creating a Dementia Capable Society, one person and one partner at a time.
About our presentation
I can't wait to present on Creating Better Quality of Life for Residents With Dementia
[PDF], a topic that will inspire and educate memory care providers, helping leaders address the challenges they're facing and facilitate better outcomes for all.
The first session of the two-part presentation is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The second session takes place after lunch, from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
The course will:
- Provide a description of Alzheimer’s disease/dementia and statistics and trends.
- Explore the perception of dementia and introduce a new paradigm to facilitate positive outcomes.
- Describe the dementia stages, the best ability to function, and compensatory care approaches.
- Help you practice developing a compensatory care approach plan to optimize residents' independence, health, and quality of life.
- Help you identify how to apply dementia stage information for behavior management, ADL, and activity programs.
Here's the link with all the details: OALA Fall Conference
Whether you have your own person-centered, dementia care staff development and memory care program or you're in need of an effective, high quality solution, we are your proven partner. We look forward to getting to know you in November!
Also check out Does Your Dementia Care Facility Meet These Standards?