Many with dementia also exhibit a variety of physically or verbally aggressive actions, sundowning, running away or wandering off, and more.
Join Kathi Miracle as she describe these common behaviors and shares her tips to pro-active care that will drastically reduce the incidence of these behaviors.
Understanding the person and how to read their signs and knowing how to work around this can keep everyone’s stress down.
Learn why behaviors happen, how to work around this and better care for someone with dementia.
Webinar link will be provided upon completion of registration.
Nothing takes a higher priority at Balfour Senior Living’s memory care communities than treating every resident with the deference, dignity, and attention he or she deserves. We emphasize strengths, abilities and keeping things positive. It begins by recruiting and retaining experienced staff. Intensive training for all staff along with monthly in-service programs creates an environment of learning and interest. Our care partners are trained in validation approaches, encouraging interaction with residents in the most effective and caring way possible.
Equally important is maintaining strong communication between our care partners and the families of our residents. Our regular care meetings and educational and family council gatherings create a collaborative caring environment for residents and families. We offer programming that helps stimulate long-term memories and increase enjoyment of the moment, including pet therapy, massage, and aromatherapy. Reminiscing and sensory activities draw on our residents’ strengths, allowing them to reflect and talk about themselves. Our care partners meet our residents where they are – in their world and in their time.
Balfour at Cherrywood Village, Executive Director
Kathi’s career has spanned more than 20 years working with seniors in multiple leadership capacities. Her passion and expertise is to care for those who have been diagnosed with some form of dementia and to support and educate family members who now find themselves on a new journey.
Kathi served as a member of the board of directors for Connections for Independent Living, RVNA Home Health, Eldergarden Adult Day Care and the Colorado Assisted Living Association as their Education Coordinator. In July 2007 she was published in the National Association of Insurance Women magazine on proper long-term care planning. She has spent time as part of the speakers’ bureau for the Alzheimer’s Association in Denver, as well as a candidate for Governor Hickenlooper’s Committee on Aging for the State of Colorado.
Kathi has presented at various conferences within the United States and has been asked to speak internationally on the topic of dementia. She has completed over 500 presentations and trainings regarding the topic of dementia and other related areas of aging. She has created various training programs for both assisted living residences and home care and is an approved consultant by the State Health Department for Assisted Living Residences in Colorado.
Kathi holds a master’s degree in Gerontology with an emphasis in dementia and elder abuse; and a double bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology, all from the University of Northern Colorado.
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