Dementia Care Professionals

​Deliver the best dementia care in the industry.

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You want your residents to enjoy the high quality of life they deserve.

But providing outstanding dementia care is not easy.

Just as health care costs are soaring, budgets often shrink. Communities struggle to stand out, face constant changes, and compete with new owners and developers entering the industry.

Not only that, staff are often unsure of how to appropriately address residents’ behaviors. They might feel scared that their safety and residents’ safety is at risk when tension mounts. They might feel like their jobs are difficult, frightening, or stressful.

That’s when staff turnover runs high. Morale sinks low. And meanwhile, the market is so saturated that census and revenue can be tough to maintain.

But you can reduce all these challenges.

That’s why we offer total solutions.

 

Training

Develop a confident, capable team with our dementia training programs.

Consulting

Design a dementia capable environment using our consulting services.

Implementation

Put the systems in place to deliver person-centered, dementia capable care.

 

Our total solutions empower:

 

Nursing staff

No matter what someone’s living with, as a nurse you care for them, advocate for them, and make them feel comfortable and safe. We give you even more dementia-specific skills to reduce stress, falls, infections, hospital admissions, skin breakdowns, depression and anxiety, and everything your patients need your help with.

“DCS has opened the door to understanding dementia and the behaviors associated with it.” —Debbie Haskins, Nurse, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Therapists

As a therapist, you’re in a prime position to maximize the remaining abilities of the people in your care and support their engagement in life. Our therapist training and consulting is designed by therapists for therapists. Whether you’re an OT, a COTA, a speech-language pathologist, a physical therapist, or a PTA, we’ll help you transform your clients’ lives.

“DCS provides a better understanding of the dementia process and helps staff understand how important their approach and interactions with the residents are.” —Brenda McCarroll, Occupational Therapist, Sava Senior Care Administrative Services

Support staff

Support staff are truly on the front lines of care. Whether you direct activities, provide transport, aid grooming and bathing, provide meal assist, help with incontinence, do housekeeping, or offer support in any way, you face the brunt of the behaviors that can come with dementia. Our job is to help you make your job less stressful and more rewarding.

“Staff report having a better understanding of dementia care and of working with people displaying a range of behaviors. They’re doing a great job of engaging residents in meaningful activities.” —Tracey Borysko, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Memory Care Director, Bright Oaks of Aurora

Leaders

As an owner, administrator, or executive, you know that transforming memory care starts with you. We’ll help you lead that change and achieve the financial and human benefits of having an exceptional training program, family support, and homelike building design. Partner with us and position your community as a model of excellence.

“When it comes to designing our memory care communities, we partner with the world’s leading Alzheimer’s experts like DCS.” —David Schonberg, Owner, Schonberg Care

Architects

The key to designing a beautiful memory care community is building it around the cognitive levels of the residents. That takes partnering with dementia care experts so you can identify the stages of dementia you’re designing for. We’ll help you be on the forefront of designing dementia-friendly spaces that truly support individuals and the people who care for them.

The results

98% of our customers agree: DCS improves staff skills in promoting positive behavioral responses.

73% say we give them a competitive edge, which yields a solid marketing advantage.

54% say DCS improves their dementia care practices by at least half.

74% say our training improved their provision of person-centered care.

“DCS has given us the blueprint for best practice in memory care. We’re quickly becoming known as a provider that supports individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias that other facilities aren’t able to support due to individuals’ challenging behaviors. We have been able to support them safely and have seen a decrease in challenging behaviors.”
—Lori Wright, Director of Development and Clinical Supports, REM Wisconsin

Are you ready to be a leader in dementia care?

If you’re like us, you have a vision for a Dementia Capable Society: a world where everyone is capable of enabling people with dementia to live meaningful lives at every stage of the disease. A world where everyone helps family members get the care and support they need. 

We believe that the individuality and hidden abilities of each person with dementia should be discovered and honored. Because abilities remain at every stage of the disease. And we believe that you can achieve your mission: to help people live to their emotional, spiritual, and functional potential.

We’ll help you deliver high quality care with ease.

While you open new worlds of skill in your approach, you'll renew your residents’ sense of purpose, safety, and belonging. Your residents will smile. Their families will thank you. And you will feel satisfied in your deeper ability to make a difference for every person who needs your help so much.

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