• Blog Post
  • October 9, 2017
  • Ann Fraizer, Dementia Care Specialists 

Beau Ridge Independent Living Earns Our Distinguished Provider Award

Photo: Crisis Prevention Institute
Beau Ridge Independent Living & Memory Care Assisted Living is the latest recipient of our Distinguished Provider recognition—the fourth in a network of Schonberg communities to receive this honor. Their priority in implementing Dementia Capable Care enhancements into their organization is ensuring that all residents experience life in a joyful, meaningful way. This training philosophy and abilities-based approach:
  • Promotes the highest level of function for people at all stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Maximizes and maintains health and safety.
  • Maximizes and maintains dignity and quality of life.
 
This level of distinction reflects the culture of compassion and caring at Beau Ridge, facilitated by an empowered staff who honor the preferences, routines, and interests of the individuals in their care. Each staff member, no matter their role within the community, is equipped with the training and skill to provide the needed support and compensatory strategies that allow residents to truly thrive. Dementia Care Specialists senior consultant Sharon Host says that when it comes to Beau Ridge, she finds that this community truly lives their memory care mission statement:
 
Our mission is to honor each resident’s life through compassionate, person-centered care so every individual will experience a sense of purpose and joy at each stage of life!
 
We couldn’t agree more! Beau Ridge actively embraces the Warchol Best-Abilities Care Model by emphasizing person-centered care that gives residents, their families, and community staff a role in creating and enjoying that joy and purpose. By honoring the life stories of their residents in this way, they have truly earned our Distinguished Provider award.
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“Every individual on this earth deserves to be treated with compassion, understanding, and the right to keep their dignity intact. This can be difficult to honor at times when someone loses control of their behavior, but that’s where Rational Detachment and not taking it personally really kicks in. What has helped me be able to do this well goes back to the first day I was introduced to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training. I was a participant before becoming a Certified Instructor (and before working for CPI), and over the years I have had so many opportunities to use what I learned way back then. Today, I live the skills automatically. It’s an honor to have been given those skills to live the philosophy of treating others the way I want to be treated.”

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