Person Centered Dementia Care

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

What is Person-Centered Dementia Care?

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:

  1. Who are you?
  2. What is your history?
  3. What are your interests?
  4. Who is your family?

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.

Staff & Residents enjoy cooking and baking together.
Staff & Residents enjoy cooking and baking together.

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

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 biweekly in-services on residents as well as participate in on-going person-centered dementia care and advanced long term dementia care training.

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.

Residents enjoy meals on the patio, overlooking Casco bay.
Residents enjoy meals on the patio, overlooking Casco bay.