APPROACH TO CARE IS CHANGING

PLEASE Take Advantage of the Opportunity

THE PROBLEM...

Warehousing

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The ever-present concerns of:​

  • Premature Loss of Mental Capacity

  • Physical Degradation

  • Malnutrition: Poorly Prepared Meals

  • Dehydration: Lack of Attention

  • Over Sedation

  • "Lock and Key" Syndrome

  • All Treatment Same: No Specialized, Individualized Care

  • Lack of Activity: Extreme Boredom

  • Abuse: Staff-to-Resident/ Resident-to-Resident

  • Lack of Transparency for Resident, Familt and Close Friends

  • Intransiant Bureaucracratic Approach: Rules, Rules and More Rules

  • Benefits Accrue to Caregiving Organization: NOT Residents

  • Constant Changes in Ownership, Management and Staff: No Development of Long-term, Loving Relationships.

The Transformation

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THE SOLUTION...

Person Direct Care

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Aging Alternative's approach follows the recommendations of the American Alzheimer's Society, significantly supplemented with our own research and personal experiences.  It:

  • Aims to see the person with dementia as an individual, rather than focusing on their illness or on abilities they may have lost

  • ​​Instead of treating the person as a collection of symptoms and behaviors to be controlled, Aging Alternative's  Person Direct Care considers the person as a whole

  • ​​Takes into account each individual’s unique qualities, abilities, interests, preferences and needs

  • ​​FOCUSED on providing the means and resources to treat our residents with dignity and respect.

Result of Warehousing:

  • Loss of Self

  • Potential of Early Passing

Intimate Residence:

Ideal setting for Person Direct Care