Chandler Place: A unique Memory Care approach

We believe that all individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease deserve to be treated with dignity and equality. At Chandler Place Assisted Living we are committed to the resident-driven Montessori-Inspired Lifestyle™ approach. This re-affirming, respect-driven philosophy of care is integrated into our Pearls of Life® memory care program.

In our memory care community we provide a social and physical environment that supports independence, development of respectful relationships, empowered decision making, and a community connected to the larger world.

The Montessori-Inspired Lifestyle™ was created by our partner, Dr. Cameron Camp, founder of the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. Dr. Camp is the innovator of utilizing Montessori principles for adults. Residents are encouraged to be independent through choice and meaningful activities throughout the day. For example, residents can choose the clothes they want to wear each day, and the daily activities they prefer to engage in. A diagnosis of dementia should not have to change the way your loved one lives their life.

It is an incredible thing to witness how providing opportunities for independence and choice supports a person’s overall wellbeing. Recently, we held a family night hosted by our Pearl Garden residents. The resident committee planned the event, created the invitation for their families, planned the dinner menu, and decorated the space for the evening. Residents played an important role in the planning of every detail, down to the color of the napkins. Family members appreciated the time together and received tips on how to have a great visit with their loved ones. It was an enriching, rewarding, and positive experience for everyone.

At Chandler Place, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our residents and their family members. We believe loss of memory should not equate to loss of meaning. Through opportunities for personal pursuits and social activities, Pearls of Life® helps our team at Chandler Place “discover the treasures within each individual.”

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