Memory care living facilities are designed to meet the unique needs of seniors with some form of dementia. From dining to life enrichment, a program’s success lies in the philosophy of care and how the details of that philosophy are administered. Serenades by Sonata is an innovator in both.

At Serenades memory care assisted living facilities, our caregivers help resident create meaningful days using  Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC). This program helps a senior loved one with dementia continue to feel connected and engaged with life despite their disease.

Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach™ to Care

Teepa Snow is considered to be one of the country’s leading experts on dementia and dementia care. Her philosophy of care evolved from a lifetime spent working with older adults living with memory impairment. Teepa’s formal education and over 30 years working as an occupational therapist propelled her to create this program.

The PAC approach to memory care follows five basic tenets: Connect, Protect, Reflect, Engage, and Respond. That means each of our PAC-certified memory care specialists focus on the following:

  • Honoring and celebrating the uniqueness of each of our residents and their life story
  • Using positive techniques to encourage each resident to participate and engage with everyday life
  • Encouraging family members to stay involved and teaching them ways to do so
  • Learning how to use positive approaches to redirect challenging behaviors common with dementia

The PAC trainers on our team teach caregivers and families about the physical changes dementia causes to the brain and why tasks that require thinking, reasoning, and processing become more difficult. This helps them understand how to better support a person with dementia.

Because we recognize how important it is for people in the cities and towns surrounding Sonata communities to learn more about dementia, we also offer PAC training to outside groups like emergency services personnel, family caregivers, and others involved in the important work of caring for seniors.

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If you are looking for a memory care community for a senior you love, we hope you will consider Serenades by Sonata in central Florida. Contact us to learn more about the community near you.

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