Join Their Journey®
Our Unique Approach for Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
The premise of Join Their Journey® is simple: our specially-trained Alzheimer's and Dementia staff joins residents in their moment, rather than trying to bring them into our reality. Our goal is to get to know each resident and his or her family, so that we can offer just the right level of support for each situation at every stage in the disease process. Through this approach we recognize individuality, encourage choices, and allow residents the dignity to live their lives in a way that feels familiar to them. We also build partnerships with families and loved ones based on communication, education and support.
Join Their Journey® offers these unique components:
- We gather a detailed life story from you, helping us get to know your loved one when they can no longer share their own stories themselves.
- We personalize the environment of your loved one to make their surroundings more comfortable and familiar.
- We offer recreational and social programs based on your loved one's personal preferences and abilities.
- We offer you, the family, educational programs to help you better understand what your loved one is going through and how you can best support his or her needs.
- Through our family-to-family connections, we offer the opportunity for you to share and learn from other families experiencing similar situations, through our Alzheimer's and Dementia support groups, family gatherings and meetings.
- We individualize our Alzheimer's and Dementia Service and Care Plan to help with reminders, redirection, medication, bathing and other specific needs.