Dementia Care Coordinator

Nurture The Spirit
Behind every resident is a spirited passion for something. It’s our job to nurture that passion by fostering a relationship through person-centered care.

With the knowledge and expert training provided by Elder Outreach’s Dementia Care Training and Services Coordinator, Sharon Young, we get to the heart of the matter. Equipped with a Bachelor of Science in counseling and psychology, and a master’s in practical theology, in addition to more than 46 years of experience as a nurse (LPN) and director of Alzheimer’s and Psychiatric units, our Dementia Care Training and Services Coordinator equips our care providers with the tools needed to establish heart to heart connections.

PERSON-CENTERED CARE IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE

When seniors transition from their home to a nursing home, the loss of independence and being out of their comfort zone can take a toll, which is why our philosophy encourages choice, purpose, and meaning in residents’ lives – helping them to feel valued. Our care providers work hard to build a rapport with residents though encouragement, praise, conversation, and by getting to know each person – their personality, children, careers, likes, and dislikes.

 

We focus on building upon the strengths and abilities residents have and encourage them to be as independent as possible – from putting on a shoe to outdoor nature walks. No matter the level of cognition or physical ability, we provide meaningful activities, love, and cognitive stimulation that help our residents be the best version of themselves.

 

With Elder Outreach’s person-centered care, residents will live an improved quality of life filled with self-respect and personal connections.