Are you an administrator or owner of a dementia care community? Are you looking for an affordable and effective way to make your community more dementia-friendly? Perhaps you’re looking for a way to train your staff in dementia care? You’ve come to the right place.
I am CEU-Certified! I can provide 2 hours of CEUs to Personal Care Home Administrators and Social Workers/Family Therapists/Counselors in PA!
Here is a link to Designing for Dementia, where I collaborate with interior designer and friend, Amanda Nowak.
Places I’ve worked with include:
HCR ManorCare North Hills (Pittsburgh, PA) / HCR ManorCare Shadyside (Pittsburgh, PA) / Sundance Memory Care (Austin, TX) / Senior Services of America (Bridgeville, PA) / Brookdale Burlington (Burlington, NC) / Redstone Highlands (North Huntingdon, PA) / Blue Harbor (Pittsburgh, PA) / Rochester Presbyterian Homes (Rochester, NY) / Benton House of Clermont & Oakleaf (Florida) / Vincentian De Marillac (Pittsburgh, PA) / HCR ManorCare Shadyside (Pittsburgh, PA) / Alabama Association on Aging (Birmingham, AL) / Home Instead Senior Care of Bethel Park (Pittsburgh, PA) / Arc Human Services (Beaver, PA) / Arbor Terrace Ortega (Jacksonville, FL) / The Waters (Minneapolis, MN)
What I’ll bring you:
- A plan. Email me at email@example.com and we can set up a time to talk on the phone. We will discuss what you want for your community, your budget, and your time constraints. Do you want a total revamp of your community’s look, or do you solely want training for your staff? Would you like someone to host a support group for your residents’ families?
- Solutions that work within your budget. Do you have $2,000 to work with? $20,000? Whatever your number is, I will make it work. Bear in mind, of course, that the bigger the budget, the easier it is for me to redesign your community.
- A beautiful, interactive redesign for your community. I come with a lot of ideas, but I also want to hear your thoughts! Let’s make your community one that allows your residents to create, interact, and live in a world that they love and feel comfortable in.
- Training for your staff. I am not going to come by and hand out booklets. Instead, I want to talk to them, tell them about my experiences in dementia care, and ask them about their experiences. I am hands-on when it comes to training staff.
- Training for your families. Your residents’ family members tend to get left out of the training sessions, but not with me.
My first door decal to discourage residents from exiting the Memory Care
Nurses’ Station counter turned 1950s soda fountain counter
Office, complete with typewriter (thanks, Grandmom and Grandad)
Wall “Scrabble” board
“5 & Dime” layout in ManorCare North Hills
New chairs, rotary phone, and interactive wall art
Dress-up station complete with prom gowns
Sock sorting with residents – one of many easily accessible, interactive boxes
Sensory room complete with soothing water-bubble machine
Covers for the harsh lights that resemble the sky
Another take on a dress station