Positive Approach to Care®

Positive Approach to Care® by Teepa Snow


Sonata Senior Living was an early adopter of internationally renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care®, which strives at all times to Connect, Protect, Reflect, Engage and Respond.

The cornerstone of our memory care program, Positive Approach to Care® (PAC), is a unique, entertaining and energetic delivery system of caregiver education that explains the brain’s physical changes and why performing tasks, thinking, reasoning and processing becomes difficult for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Serenades by Sonata’s memory care specialists are certified PAC providers. At Serenades Memory Care, PAC trainers are authorized to train outside organizations and senior health professionals in the Positive Approach to Care®, making the benefits of our expertise available to seniors living with memory loss, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) crews, senior services groups, and private family caregivers.

Benefits of The Positive Approach To Care®

  • Celebrates individuality and uniqueness of each person
  • Uses specific techniques that encourage resident participation in daily life
  • Provides comprehensive understanding of dementia’s effects on brain function and behaviors
  • Teaches caregivers effective management techniques for challenging behaviors and stress triggers
  • Draws on Teepa Snow’s Positive Physical Approach™ and Hand Under Hand™ supportive practices to optimize the safety and comfort of each resident
  • Encourages family members to be partners in their loved one’s care
  • Follows principles of person-directed care in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

For more information about Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care® or Sonata’s PAC training program, contact the Serenades by Sonata community closest to you or visit TeepaSnow.com today!

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