Our dementia care program uses a technique for dementia care that is called the Gentlecare© approach. This means that residents are able to retain a sense of autonomy throughout the disease process. By providing the individual with autonomy and power in the decision-making process, each resident can follow their own schedule instead of using predetermined routines in the aspects of their daily life while living in a safe, secure and familiar environment. The level of stress is reduced, combative behaviors decrease, the level of powerlessness decreases, and residents can grow in a friendly, positive environment with constant care.
Another part of the dementia care program is in our 24-hour kitchen. The kitchen maintains staff and a pantry stocked with nutritious, delicious well-balanced foods. Residents can choose when they eat and what they would like to eat. If there is a favorite food the resident likes then it is made available to them.
At Cascades of Grants Pass, we understand the challenges and stress that memory diseases can cause for both the individual who is coping with the disease and their family, and we understand how the disease can affect every individual differently.
Our senior living community was designed with the special needs of our residents in mind. The home-like décor of Cascades of Grants Pass is comfortable for both residents and family members, while allowing staff to effectively provide the best possible care and the services our residents need.