Applewood Our House is proud to be a part of the Leaders in Dementia Care Training program that is run by the Alzheimer’s Association. We understand the only way we can provide higher quality care to our residents is to keep learning advanced care treatments that allow us to stay at the top of our field. The staff at all four houses in Lakewood, Golden and Arvada have been trained to their high standards.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s care needs the highest quality standards in the industry. Each assisted care and living facility knows that to provide top-notch service and stay in business, it is required that your facility has the best quality care available. Not only is it necessary to give professional care to your residents, you also need to be able to communicate well with families, and coordinate daily life in a satisfactory manner.
Requirements to be a Leader in Dementia Care
To be Leaders in Dementia Care through The Alzheimer’s Association required that Applewood Our House met the following standards:
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Communication Techniques – This required us to understand more about how the brain works and to learn better ways to communicate with our elderly residents.
Ways to Better Interact – These techniques have helped our staff to spontaneously interact with our residents in creative ways.
Lower Agitation – These were methods that taught non-drug related therapy for our dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. As some people might know, non-drug related therapy is always the first approach that should be used to treat patients.
Adult Learning – This included online training and other training with qualified instructors from the Alzheimer’s Association Learning Institute.
Applewood Our House – Other Dementia Care Requirements
Of course, Applewood Our House stays out front in dementia care by always making life easier for our residents. Here are a few facts that make our facility safe and secure for your loved one:
Extra Security for Wanderers – We know some residents like to wander and we provide extra security to keep them from leaving the Applewood Our House facilities.
Colored Faucets and Temperature Control – We help prevent seniors at our facility from getting scalded in a couple of ways. First, we use colored faucets, so our residents always know which one is hot and cold. We also use regulated thermostat valves that keep the water from getting scalding hot.
Well Lit Light Switches – When our residents want to move around at night, we make it easier for them by having well lit light switches and floor areas. This prevents seniors from falling or having other accidents.
Leaders in Dementia Care – Conclusion
We have been around long enough to know that quality dementia care requires more than a beautiful looking facility. It requires much individualized care and attention.
Being Leaders in Dementia Care is another way of assuring our clients that we put our staff through up-to-date rigorous training to make the lives of our residents better. We remember that those who stay with us are like our extended family, thus, we treat them as such. People come as clients, but always leave as family and friends. That is a promise that is kept at Applewood Our House.