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Memory Care Manager
Riley Crossing Senior Living
2022 David A Green Memorial Award Recipient
The presenter of this session, a memory care manager, recently had the opportunity to visit a renowned European dementia village, which she saw as a model of how long term care can provide high level care to seniors with dementia, without compromising the feel of home. She observed the use of innovative design to encourage person-centered care and independence, and a community functioning similarly to what our typical days might look like outside of a dementia care community. This session will review the presenter’s observations of the success of the community and how we can apply many of these qualities to senior living through design and operationally. The presenter will share her perspective on the following learning objectives:
Gain insight into how the European dementia village deinstitutionalizes dementia care, improving emotional well-being and physical health.
Become familiar with design strategies used in the European model to promote independence and person-centered care.
Understand what pieces of design and operations overlap to create the best environment for the well-being of individuals living with dementia.
Gain insight on what qualities/strategies we can learn from this model and apply in our own work.