Cornerstone of Care: Walking in Their Shoes
Virtual Dementia Training
In order to better understand what our Alzheimer's and related dementia residents experience in trying to overcome the challenges of everyday tasks, all of our dementia care "Cottage Care" associates go through this specialized training. By participating in this program, our memory caregivers have various senses artificially impaired and then try to accomplish simple daily activities. The result is an understanding, on a deep and meaningful level, of the difficulty many assisted living memory care residents experience every day.
Memory caregivers wear special eye-wear to simulate impaired vision, have obstructions in their ability to touch, feel and manipulate objects with their hands, and have their hearing obscured to simulate the many barriers that memory care residents face every day.
The insights gained from this training equip our caregivers to care for our residents with all of the dignity and respect they deserve. This also allows caregivers to understand better ways to communicate with our residents suffering from Alzheimer's and related dementia to assist with the activities of daily living.
By walking a mile in our residents’ shoes, the caregivers of Spring Arbor have a dedication and commitment to quality care that is unequaled.
Understanding quality and the quality of understanding – The Spring Arbor difference.