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Our Care:
Person-Centered

Person-Centered Dementia Care

Each resident deserves and receives dignified, person centered dementia care, allowing for continued growth and preservation of identity.

Person-centered care is the founding principle of our care. It reduces anxiety, stress,
confusion, anger, sadness and any other range of negative emotion that can accompany the dementia illness.

In providing person-centered care, we ask these questions:
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We use these questions to assess residents in order to create individualized plans for long-term dementia care and support. Most importantly, it paints a unique picture of each resident so we may provide the person-centered dementia care they deserve. Many of the people we care for have led these very productive, esteemed lives, and have these tremendous histories.

“Genuine care requires us to recognize within each beating heart the need to grow, within each weakened limb the yearning for action, within each mind the desire to do as well as be.” — William Thomas

Empowering Those with Dementia

At The Vicarage, we understand that empowering someone with dementia requires active listening. Therefore, we seek to empower our residents by recognizing their abilities before looking at their challenges and limitations. In turn, this encourages their development. It also allows the residents’ areas of need to better receive our support and ensure our they feel empowered and enriched.

Qualified Staff

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The Vicarage offers a 1-to-4 staff to resident ratio.

Because of our low staff-to-resident ratio, we are able to provide support with residents’ personal care in mind. This care includes, but is not limited to, dressing, bathing, toileting, managing medication, eating, ambulation assistance, and incontinence management. Staff also receive weekly in-services on residents as well as participate in on-going person-centered dementia care and advanced long term dementia care training.

Support staff receive weekly in-service trainings on each resident, updating staff on residents’ needs. They receive readings to constantly educate and improve their understanding of people living with dementing illnesses. Staff are also certified in medication administration.

Dr. Johanna M Wigg, PhD provides professional counseling to all families. She meets with families and their loved ones regularly and assesses residents. This ensures our residents continue to receive the personalized dementia care they deserve and need