(Press release courtesy of Tim Sunderland)
Claremont, Calif. – Three staff members from Pilgrim Place are now certified as Master Trainers in the Best FriendsTM approach for caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
The Best Friends™ Approach is a person-centered, compassionate care philosophy grounded in the understanding that relationships are supremely important to dementia care and that they require the essential elements of friendship: respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor. With Best Friends™, the focus is on the individual — the person’s rights, history, and relationships with all care partners.
Read about the core components of the Best Friends™ philosophy and learn more about Pilgrim Place in the original press release.