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Positive Approach to Care Methods Put Our Dementia Caregivers a Cut Above the Rest

Memory loss is a common problem among seniors and people with neurological conditions. And caring for seniors with memory loss can be distressing for both residents and caregivers. 

Traditional care methods for memory loss focus on managing symptoms rather than addressing the root cause of the problem. 

However, a positive approach to care (PAC) is an innovative method that has been shown to be more effective than traditional care methods. 

At Kensington Place Redwood City, we’re known for our commitment to PAC. We train our staff in the philosophy and use it to guide their interactions with residents living with dementia. 

Our goal is to create a supportive and engaging environment that allows residents to live as independently and happily as possible. 

Learn more about a positive approach to care methods, the benefits of PAC methods, and our senior living community. 

What is a positive approach to care method?

A positive approach to care is a philosophy of care developed by dementia care expert Teepa Snow. It’s a person-centered care approach that focuses on understanding the individual needs of residents with dementia or memory loss. 

PAC emphasizes the importance of understanding the changes that occur in the brain due to dementia and how they affect the person’s behaviors and abilities. This knowledge helps our team members be more empathetic and respond more effectively to a resident’s needs.

This method is based on the belief that people with dementia can communicate their needs, even if they cannot express themselves verbally. 

PAC was designed to improve quality of life by focusing on a person’s remaining abilities rather than their limitations. 

It emphasizes treating each person with respect and dignity and tailoring care to meet their unique needs and preferences. 

Benefits of PAC methods

Positive approach to care benefits seniors living with dementia and their caregivers. 

Improved quality of life 

PAC methods focus on addressing the individual needs of residents, which can help to improve their overall quality of life. 

By providing residents with appropriate sensory stimulation and meaningful activities, team members and caregivers can help them maintain their cognitive abilities and reduce frustration and boredom. 

Increase independence 

By focusing on a senior’s remaining abilities and strengths, a positive approach to care methods can help them maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible. 

Reduced agitation and behaviors 

Residents with dementia may exhibit challenging behaviors, such as agitation, aggression, and wandering. PAC methods aim to address the underlying causes of these behaviors and to provide appropriate care. 

By providing residents with a supportive and engaging environment, caregivers can reduce anxiety and frustration, which can help reduce challenging behaviors. 

Enhanced communication 

Residents with dementia may have difficulty expressing themselves verbally. PAC methods emphasize the importance of positive communication, which can help to improve the relationship between caregivers and residents. 

By using nonverbal cues and validating the feelings and experiences of residents, caregivers can help residents to feel understood and valued. 

More empathetic care

Caregivers who use the PAC approach develop a deeper understanding of the changes that occur in the brain due to dementia, which allows them to respond with greater empathy and compassion. 

Professional development 

By adopting PAC methods, caregivers can develop their skills and knowledge, which can lead to a more satisfying career. 

PAC training programs provide caregivers with the tools and techniques they need to provide high-quality care and develop positive relationships with residents. 

The importance of offering the best care

Kensington Place Redwood City strives to provide the best possible quality of life for our residents. 

This includes meeting their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. Good care can help residents maintain their independence, engage in meaningful activities, and form strong connections with others. 

With PAC methods, nutritious meals, regular exercise, and prompt medical attention, it’s possible for our team members to meet our resident’s needs. 

Families of residents in senior living communities want to feel confident that their loved ones are receiving the best possible care. Knowing their loved ones are safe, healthy, and happy can give families peace of mind. 

Offering the best care in assisted living and memory care communities is essential for the well-being of residents, families, and the community at large. 

It’s important to prioritize the needs and preferences of each individual resident and to continuously strive for excellence in care. 

PAC helps our team and communities stand out 

Kensington Place Redwood City is a memory care community that offers specialized services, such as Alzheimer’s care and dementia care. 

Positive approach to care methods helps us care for residents with even the highest of care needs. 

Our Promise is to love and care for our residents as we do our own, and we extend this promise to our team members as well. 

We aim to help our team members grow personally and professionally and ensure a safe and positive work environment. 

When you join our team and become a part of The Kensington family, you will receive the following benefits: 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Health, Life, 401K & Other Benefits starting at 32 hrs/wk 
  • Generous paid time off
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Complimentary lunches & dinners
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Opportunities to learn and grow

Contact us or check out our blog to learn more about our senior living community, services, founders, upcoming events, and job opportunities.

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